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Old LGA775 mobo with new e4300?

post #1 of 12
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Hey guys,

I have an old crappy ECS 915P-A mobo that has been running my 2.8ghz Prescott. I recently ordered the DS3, but it still has about a week til it arrives. Would the e4300 work in my current motherboard? Or is it even worth the hassle?

Thanks
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post #2 of 12
i dont think it will work.maybe it'll work if theres a newer bios available for the mobo.
    
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*Intel Celeron 330 2.66GHz OC'd to 3.40GHz (170... *Foxconn SiS 661FX* *PNY GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 AGP @ Stock & (5... *1GB (2 × 512MB) DDR400 @ 426MHz (3T-8-3-3)* 
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*80GB 2MB Cache IDE Hitachi Deskstar @ 7200rpm* *LG SUPER MULTI 18x DVD-RAM writer + LG CD writer* *Windows XP pro SP2* *17" Phillips Ultra Flat CRT Screen @ 60Hz* 
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*80GB 2MB Cache IDE Hitachi Deskstar @ 7200rpm* *LG SUPER MULTI 18x DVD-RAM writer + LG CD writer* *Windows XP pro SP2* *17" Phillips Ultra Flat CRT Screen @ 60Hz* 
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post #3 of 12
The Intel 915 Chipset does NOT support the Core 2 Duo line of processors!
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I tried a p4 in a new p4m800pro-m from ecs (crap board i know). It got so incredibly hot that my system wouldn't stay on for more than a few seconds. Old proc. new board = too hot
new proc. old board = possible, try new bios like pang said.
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post #5 of 12
The 915 chipset, as rsfkevski said above, does not support Core 2 Duo or Pentium D processors. Don't even try to put it in there, as it would probably fry the E4300.
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post #6 of 12
Do not even try. The way the PWM's are situated on the new C2D ready motherboards is completely different than the old Pentium boards.

Like menthol said you'll probably fry your E4300 because the motherboard would be giving it WAY too much juice.
post #7 of 12
945 is the lowest chipset for a Core 2 Duo
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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
thank you for the quick responses! I guess i'll have to wait a week to install this new processor.. its so hard to wait!
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e4300 @ 3.2ghz gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev 3.3) BFG 7950GT OC 512MB 2x1GB g.skill NQ 
Hard DrivePowerCase
400GB Maxtor Apevia 500W Antec 900 
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e4300 @ 3.2ghz gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev 3.3) BFG 7950GT OC 512MB 2x1GB g.skill NQ 
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400GB Maxtor Apevia 500W Antec 900 
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post #9 of 12
yea just hold out for your new mobo if its only a week out you'll be flying c2d style in no time
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
4TB seagate(4*1TB), OCZ revodrive 230GB hyper 212 EVO windows 7 pro 64 22" legacy LCD 
MonitorPowerCase
24" IPS AX 760 CM Storm Stryker 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9300 Eureka3 Quadro 2000 HP box RAM 
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Seagate BlueRay Stock Windows 7 
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post #10 of 12
patience mate. . .btw,you will OC the C2D, right?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
*Intel Celeron 330 2.66GHz OC'd to 3.40GHz (170... *Foxconn SiS 661FX* *PNY GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 AGP @ Stock & (5... *1GB (2 × 512MB) DDR400 @ 426MHz (3T-8-3-3)* 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
*80GB 2MB Cache IDE Hitachi Deskstar @ 7200rpm* *LG SUPER MULTI 18x DVD-RAM writer + LG CD writer* *Windows XP pro SP2* *17" Phillips Ultra Flat CRT Screen @ 60Hz* 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
*A4Tech Multimedia Keyboard* *300w 12V=16A* :'( *EuroTek Gaming Case (Black & Silver)* *A4Tech 5 button optical mouse* 
Mouse Pad
*my desk* :-D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
*Intel Celeron 330 2.66GHz OC'd to 3.40GHz (170... *Foxconn SiS 661FX* *PNY GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 AGP @ Stock & (5... *1GB (2 × 512MB) DDR400 @ 426MHz (3T-8-3-3)* 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
*80GB 2MB Cache IDE Hitachi Deskstar @ 7200rpm* *LG SUPER MULTI 18x DVD-RAM writer + LG CD writer* *Windows XP pro SP2* *17" Phillips Ultra Flat CRT Screen @ 60Hz* 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
*A4Tech Multimedia Keyboard* *300w 12V=16A* :'( *EuroTek Gaming Case (Black & Silver)* *A4Tech 5 button optical mouse* 
Mouse Pad
*my desk* :-D 
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