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damindor    1

I have a dual core processor and I wanted to know if i want to upgrade to quad core do i need a new motherbord to do that

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Detection    2,256

Would help if you gave us the rest of your specs, ie. motherboard and current CPU models

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da00    115

Most important is that the socket is right..

[edit]Also what poster above said, no info recieved from you regarding spec, makes it a bit hard to say.

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ToneKnee    279

Would help if you gave us the rest of your specs, ie. motherboard and current CPU models

Not to mention this is completely in the wrong place as well.

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da00    115

Not to mention this is completely in the wrong place as well.

No no, its software, you can just download new cores :rofl:

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ToneKnee    279

No no, its software, you can just download new cores :rofl:

And download more RAM, :rofl:

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John.D    50

1. Find out what the brand / model of the mobo is

2. Check what BIOS is on the system

3. Go to the mobo maker's site. And see what BIOS update you need for whatever quad

4. If the latest BIOS is on the system already (and it supports whatever Quad, you can install it). If it doesnt support it, you'll have to flash the BIOS FIRST. Before you install the Quad, Otherwise the computer wont turn on. After, you install the quad

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Detection    2,256

No no, its software, you can just download new cores :rofl:

Almost true in certain cases of core unlocking

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da00    115

And download more RAM, :rofl:

reminds me of a friend of mine who claimed he had downloaded new shaders for his graphic card..

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ybrett23    39

No no, its software, you can just download new cores :rofl:

can you? :punk: cool i off to download three xeons thanks

in fact im downloading a case of Budweiser as we speak

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Detection    2,256

reminds me of a friend of mine who claimed he had downloaded new shaders for his graphic card..

He might have if it was a 6950 ;)

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da00    115

He might have if it was a 6950 ;)

well it was like 5 years ago

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Lee G.    232

Thread moved.

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Invizibleyez    10

Please post some info, people here actually love to help, believe it or not.

on a sarcastic note....

Maybe you just need to change your core fluid? If you put in quad core fluid instead you should be all set!

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damindor    1

How do i know what motherbord I have?So it is possible that my motherbord who is currently using a dual core processor can be installed with a quad core processor?

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Brandon H    1,434

How do i know what motherbord I have?So it is possible that my motherbord who is currently using a dual core processor can be installed with a quad core processor?

it's possible but there is no way of knowing without knowing what cpu socket your motherboard uses

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Miuku.    364

How do i know what motherbord I have?So it is possible that my motherbord who is currently using a dual core processor can be installed with a quad core processor?

If you're using Windows, you could always download; http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html and then tell us what the motherboard make and model is.

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Ci7    187

or you could just use msinfo32

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damindor    1

Here it is

gigabyte tecnology

model g-41mt-s2

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Darrian    216

That's socket lga 775. On Newegg I'm only seeing single- and dual-core CPUs for that socket, so probably not. I'm not sure if there are quad-cores for that socket because I have always used AMD so I don't know off the top of my head which Intel CPU types have what number of max cores, but if there are I would estimate you'll have a very difficult time finding them if Newegg doesn't have them.

Edit: the product specs indicate you can use this CPU: Intel? Core? 2 Quad processor. If you can find one for that socket. Newegg lists this one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017 , which is out of stock and may not (probably not) ever be restocked. But if that CPU looks good to you at least you'll have a model number to go looking elsewhere like Ebay for it. Amazon appears to have 6 left in stock for nearly $400 each.

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yowanvista    103

Here it is

gigabyte tecnology

model g-41mt-s2

It uses the LGA775 socket which supports Core 2 Quad CPUs but you'll have a hard time finding those and they're usually more expensive that the i5 equivalent

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3610#sp

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damindor    1

aw well that kinda sucks.Guess i have have to buy a new motherbord and everthing

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PeteWhite    97

Dunno where you're from, but you can pick up a Q6600 quad core CPU off ebay for ?80.

Pete

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Darrian    216

aw well that kinda sucks.Guess i have have to buy a new motherbord and everthing

That's what I'd do; you'd end up with a more upgradeable machine and a better cpu probably for less money.

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