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That's odd. It was an e4300 last night.

It shouldn't really matter, it just depends on what Intel lets you use. It's a cheaper chipset so they limit you to cheaper options(plus OEM board). He already tried a 45nm chip and it didn't work. I don't know enough about Intel to know for sure though.
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Well, the CPU is 45nm, but the FSB is 1066MHz. The highest that mobo can go is 800MHz. So, I just need to know if a socket 775 800MHz CPU will work or not. The nm shouldn't really matter should it?
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From looking at updating my Pentium D it doesn't look like the nm matter so much as the BIOS. An OEM board I'd be leary of expecting it to have updated far enough to support the 45 nm CPU's. Just a thought anyway.
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best 800 fsb cpu's were the e5x00 series i think
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I updated the bios and the latest bios is from 2009. I don't want to just go for it though since it will likely screw up any rma process if I have to return the second one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rising View Post
The nm shouldn't really matter should it?
Yes, it does. Just grab a Conroe or Allendale for cheap in the For Sale section. You can sell your Wolfdale for the same or more, so it won't end up costing you anything.
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So a 45nm CPU simply isn't going to work? I have to have 65nm? Or the BIOS simply doesn't recognize 45nm CPUs? Looks like that's the key I overlooked (aside from FSB). After finding the site for the mobo and looking at the bios download, the latest bios is 2007 and it says that it updated it so the e4500 will work. Bah. Heh, thanks for the help, everyone. Wish I didn't have to learn this with a friend's computer.
Edited by Rising - 3/8/11 at 12:17pm
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