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Will a q8300 work with my dell that has a Pentium D 805, the q8300 has the same tdp and lower core voltage. The only difference is the fsb, and that is 1336 compared to 533. If i do place it in there and a catastrophe occurs,will a fire start?
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Depends on what chipset the mobo is and whether the Dell BIOS supports it. Speaking from experience it's very unlikely they'll be compatible. Won't start a fire but it'll go pop and you'll have a shiny new CPU keychain...
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Last night I dropped it in and powered it on and it just sat at a black screen

I guess I need a new mobo now
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Lol I hope that that quad isn't dead. When you could have... you know, donated it to me.
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Originally Posted by qiqi1021 View Post
Lol I hope that that quad isn't dead. When you could have... you know, donated it to me.
lol, I hope not too on account of my motherboard is coming in tomorrow.
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