I'm a little confused; your thread title says you already have a motherboard and you just want to know if a CPU you have is compatible with it. However, now it sounds like you're still looking for a motherboard to go with the E4600.Originally Posted by thearchitect1
The cpu is Intel core 2 duo cpu E4600.
I'm not sure what motherboard it is, it's a Fujitsu p2520,
It's an old computer and wasn't very powerful even when I got it, it was just for a second computer.
I was just looking and I've found lga775 motherboards so though I could upgrade that then the cpu.
Hi thanks this answers it. I was wondering how do you know if the bios has the CPUID microcodes?Originally Posted by benjamen50
Yep. Motherboards will vary with CPU support. This is mostly dependant on the BIOS having the CPUID microcodes to identify the CPU. If the BIOS can't identify the CPU with a CPUID microcode, then it will not work on the motherboard. Generally BIOS mods to input these CPUID microcodes fixes these issues. Otherwise BIOS updates to improve CPU compatibility.
I wouldn't.Originally Posted by thearchitect1
Hi thanks this answers it. I was wondering how do you know if the bios has the CPUID microcodes?
Because I was thinking about getting a new motherboard with lga 775 socket, to put my chip in I have now, but then upgrade to a Xeon.