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    Default Need help with pc upgrade

    I bought my computer from the stores last year on february for 1.5 thousand. I noticed that the computer was slow for games and even some softwares that i've installed. So i replaced some parts:
    from an onboard video to a 512 8500gt
    512 ddr2 to 2048 ddr2 ram

    It has improved slightly but not to my satisfaction.
    So I thought about getting a new processor but do not know whether the motherboard supports the core 2 duo E4700.
    Right now, my computer is running on:
    3ghz pentium 4
    512 8500gt
    around 400watts psu
    vista (which had came with the computer)

    the motherboard info is:
    800fsb (but all i know is that it can use a pentium 4 and doubt that the fsb is any higher than 800)
    667mhz ddr2
    pci express
    2 sata connections

    i've only 250 dol to spare and don't think i can build a whole new pc with that. so like i mentioned earlier, i wanted to get the E4700. all i want to know is whether it is possible to make this upgrade or not.

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    Impossible to tell without knowing the motherboard in the computer. Or - if it's a name brand computer and not a custom build - what the make and model of computer is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jito463 View Post
    Impossible to tell without knowing the motherboard in the computer. Or - if it's a name brand computer and not a custom build - what the make and model of computer is.
    It's a HP Pavilion A5020A
    You can view most its details from this site <http://www.productreview.com.au/showitem.php?item_id=38742>
    there's not much info i can get about it, reasoning of mine asking for help.

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    Sorry but i dont think that it will work, its not the same socket for the processors the one you have now uses socket 478 and the dual core you mention uses 775.

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    Not necessarily. They did make P4's on the 775 socket. And given the time frame in which he bought it, as well as the rest of the specs on the system (DDR2, PCIe), it's very likely his board is 775. However, while the socket may be the same, there's no way to tell if his board supports the C2D processors without knowing the model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jito463 View Post
    Not necessarily. They did make P4's on the 775 socket. And given the time frame in which he bought it, as well as the rest of the specs on the system (DDR2, PCIe), it's very likely his board is 775. However, while the socket may be the same, there's no way to tell if his board supports the C2D processors without knowing the model.
    Correct my mistake, however based on the spec it still wont work with that processor. The only dual core processors that will work with your system are the P4 D 900 series ones, and the best one of them would be the P4 D 960 working at 3.6Ghz.

    Your system supports:

    Pentium D 900 series
    Pentium 4 601 series
    Celeron D 3xx series

    Best regards

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    Wow, who knew there were all these techies in this forum ^^
    the modern world:
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