Question about Ziotek ATX Motherboard Standoff, 12 Pk (1610510)
Compatible with intel core 2 quad? i have installed what will happen if i power up?
The answer is yes and no, up until March 2009 ABIT still testing some of Quad CPUs.
The most important things to remember are, socket type and BIOS update. You can go for all CPUs you can find as long using the same Socket, thats the point of different sockets, the compatibility is determined that way at the manufacturer level ( Intel n AMD ). The other is BIOS update, older BIOS might not recognize nor even support the CPU, this is more important than the socket type since you know you can put them in as long its a LG-775 CPU. So check the MBoard manufacturer to see if they have the latest CPUs recognized in their BIOS.
Don't be confused by the other answer about frying your MB due to power overload, it just a misleading, remember that some old CPU like Pentium with Prescott in them have TDP of 115 Watt while newer Quad like Q9550S with Yorkfield in them have TDP of only 65 Watt.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
You should really check these things first or consult the motherboard documentation which lists in great detail what the board supports
Get yourself a new manual if youve lost the one that came with it
And to answer your problem , no you cant have a quad core
your specification says
"CPU - LGA775 Socket for Intel Core 2 Duo/ Pentium D/ Pentium 4/ Celeron D/ Celeron Processors with 1066 MHz FSB - Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology "
It would say "Intel Core 2 Quad" if you could
Try powering it up and it will probably either:-
b)Spark and set on fire if theres not enough cooling
c) Cause a power cut , Quad cores take more power than the boards designed to support , otherwise they would have said i t supported quad cores.
d)Fry up the motherboard , making it useless
e)Fry up the processor , making it useless
f) all of the above
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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