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Can my motherboard run a 45nm processor?

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I was wondering if my motherboard, which is currently running a 65nm processor (pentium D 925) could run a 45nm processor in the Core 2 Quad family. Let me know if you need any further information.

Motherboard: Dell 0WG864
Chipset: Intel P965/G965
Current Processor: Pentium D 925 (socket LGA 775)

Thanks for any info you can provide!
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I did some quick research, not much though, I would more into it, or maybe someone else has a better answer, but http://surplusandparts.com/index.php...&products_id=3 shows support for core2duo processors...

I have to get going unfortunately. Can't help more than that tonight.
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Intel P965s are compatible with Cores, but only some are with Penryns after a BIOS update. I wouldn't go Penryn because I wouldn't trust the compatibility on a Dell motherboard, if you upgrade to a Kentsfield like a Q6600 you'll notice a huge difference coming from a Netburst dual-core, much more than if you were to upgrade from Kentsfield to Yorkfield. In other words, with 65nm you're 85% there.
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Originally Posted by money11465 View Post
Intel P965s are compatible with Cores, but only some are with Penryns after a BIOS update. I wouldn't go Penryn because I wouldn't trust the compatibility on a Dell motherboard, if you upgrade to a Kentsfield like a Q6600 you'll notice a huge difference coming from a Netburst dual-core, much more than if you were to upgrade from Kentsfield to Yorkfield. In other words, with 65nm you're 85% there.
I apologize, but truthfully I am not to sure what you just said. You could call me a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff. So, are you saying I can use a 45nm processor?
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I doubt you could use 45nm processors due to motherboard chipset limitations. It looks as though this motherboard only supports the original 65nm Conroe Core 2 Duos and Kentsfield Quad processors.

http://en.community.dell.com/what-do....aspx#18427577

The Q6600 is a decent choice even today. Make sure to update BIOS to latest..
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Originally Posted by Tig Ol Bitties View Post
I doubt you could use 45nm processors due to motherboard chipset limitations. It looks as though this motherboard only supports the original 65nm Conroe Core 2 Duos and Kentsfield Quad processors.

http://en.community.dell.com/what-do....aspx#18427577

The Q6600 is a decent choice even today. Make sure to update BIOS to latest..
Ya if I had any money I would definitely be looking to do a custom build, but, I don't have nearly enough money right now. Thanks for the help.
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