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Have installed a new Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz,6MB replacing a core 2 duo 1.86Ghz processor and my computer will not boot. My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-945GMF-DS2. Are you able to give me any ideas. Thank you

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Here is the Processor compatability list for that motherboard:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2408

I did not see the 3.16 GHZ processor on the list.

You can download the manual from here:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=2408

Their website is slow, but it get to the link.

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Here is the link to the site which will tell you which processors the motherboard supports:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2412

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