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09-14-2010 10:25 AM
I have an HP a6001.uk desktop pc which came with an intel celeron d 3.46GHZ processor and now feel that it is outdated and therefore time to upgrade. After looking at the list of compatiable processors on the hp website, which are:
Socket type: 775
Pentium 4 (Cedar Mill) up to 661 (3.6 GHz
Celeron D (Cedar Mill) up to 365 (3.6 GHz
Celeron D (Prescott) up to 355 (3.33GH
I then found a number of processors which i would be interested in but where not sure if they were compatiable. These were:
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.7GHz 800FSB Socket 775 2MB (2x1MB) L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Clock Speed - 2.7 GHz
L2 Cache - 2 MB
Bus/Core Ratio - 13.5
FSB Speed - 800 MHz
Instruction Set - 64-bit
Lithography - 45 nm
Max TDP - 65 W
VID Voltage Range - 0.8500V–1.3625
Intel Celeron E3400 2.6GHz 800Mhz FSB 1MB Cache Retail Box Processor
- Dual Core
- Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
- Intel EM64T 1
- Intel Virtualization Technology
- Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
- Execute Disable Bit 2
- Intel Thermal Monitor 2
CPU Speed - 2.6GHZ
Bus Speed - 800MHz
L2 Cache - 1MB
Socket - 775
Thermal Power Design - 65
So my question is, are either of these processors compatiable with my motherboard which is a 945GCT-HM (Livermore)?
Many thanks in anticipation of your response.
09-14-2010 10:38 AM
Its a gamble if it is not on the compatibility list, sometimes HP will add processors to a bios update, but they do not always reveal what processors microcode was added and do not update the compatibility list.
You might Google your model + processor upgrade to see if any search results help in answering this question, someone on another forum may have done what you want to do and posted their results.