Do older 775 mobos support C2D and C2Q CPUs?

kalrith

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My friend has an Asus P5GD2-X motherboard and wants to upgrade the CPU. He thinks since it's socket 775, he can just buy an E6500 or Q6600 to pop in there, but I don't think that's right.

I don't want to steer him in the wrong direction, so can somewhere please tell me whether his mobo supports the newer C2D and C2Q CPUs?

Thanks!
 

kalrith

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Thanks. I know the newegg link said it didn't support it, but I wasn't sure if that was just outdated info. I was also pretty sure he'd need a new mobo, but I didn't want to have him buy something that he doesn't need.
 

Rubycon

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Nope, won't work. It won't even post with a Pentium-D. :(
 

Zap

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You can always look up the board at their web site and then click on CPU compatibility.
 

StrangerGuy

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You can always look up the board at their web site and then click on CPU compatibility.
This. LGA775 CPU compatibility is all over the place, no definite answer.
 

kalrith

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Thanks for the suggestions. The ASUS site affirms the lack of compatibility with the newer processors.
 


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