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Hangs on POST when using Core2 Quad, but no problem if im using my Core2 duo

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Needupgrading my cpu


ztz198,

On the top of every Intel processor is the sSpec Number, and the part number.

Intel Core2 Quad, that operates at a maximum frequency rate ('Speed'), of 2.66GigaHertz,.........hmmm,

Gateway Support indicates if the option is a Core2 Quad core, it will use Up To a 1333MegaHertz, Front Side Bus frequency rate, ('Speed'),

[1333MHz FSB]

http://support.gateway.com/s/desktop/2009/gateway/dx/dx4822/DX4822sp2.shtml

That 'narrows' it down to about 6 different processors.

Starting with the Yorkfield-6M Core technology, based on the 45NanoMeter architecture. (45nm),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors#.22Yorkfield-6M.22_.2845_nm.29

1) Core2 Quad Q8400
2) Core2 Quad Q8400S
3) Core2 Quad Q9400
4) Core2 Quad Q9400S

Then on to the Yorkfield Core technology, based on the 45nm architecture,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors#Yorkfield_.2845_nm.29

5) Core2 Quad Q9450
6) Core2 Quad Q9450S

The maximum frequency rate of 2.66GHz, is actually a low estimate. It is a little higher, and rounded off to 2.67GHz.

BIOS Setup might state 2.66GHz, but a better program like CPU-Z, IMHO; will state 2.67GHz. A more realistic figure.

Does it REALLY matter? Yes, and No.

This way when you get into a conversation, with fellow minded computer geeks, you will stand out as one who knows; what hardware components he/she is using.

Also helps you determine what voltage range is being used.
What Instruction Sets are being used.
What technology is being used, and use it to know if the upgrade CPU will indeed work.
Also whether a BIOS upgrade is needed.

I'm guessing it is the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400.

How?

I cheated, lol!,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113110

Intel Core2 Quad Extreme at a maximum frequency rate of 2.93GHz?
That would be the Intel Core2 Quad Extreme QX6300,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors#Yorkfield_.2845_nm.29

Based on the Kentsfield XE technology, and 65nm architecture.
Uses a 1066MHz FSB.

Motherboard chipset is the Intel G43,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

(Scroll down. Is not in 'alphabetical order'. It is past the P45, and G41 )

Yep. Should work.

Makes me wonder though, about how you addressed the Thermal Paste; situation.

The old Thermal Paste MUST be THOROUGHLY cleaned off, and fresh, new Thermal Paste PROPERLY applied.
CANNOT reuse old Thermal Paste.

CANNOT reuse a Thermal Pad, IF used.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/274

Do I also assume the inside of the computer case is spotlessly clean, to include the Heatsink sitting on the CPU; and the cooling fan for it?

Heatsink was sit on CPU flat?
Cannot be even a little tilted.

For this reason I remove the motherboard, and install Heatsink.
Then I can hold the motherboard at eye level, and look across.

If a tiny crack of light shows on one side edge, of the Heatsink; then the Heatsink is NOT sitting flat.

This = No.

Four screws with springs on them, hold the Heatsink to CPU, Joe?
Yes. I know. This is so you cannot over-tighten the Heatsink to CPU.

You CAN however keep tightening, until the motherboard breaks, though. (Jus sayin')

However, if the screws are not tightened in a crisscross fashion, and tightened in incremental stages; the Heatsink may not be sitting flat.

Will await reply before going further. Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Note* Using capital letters for an entire word, is not 'shouting' from me.
It is to emphasize.

Mar 24, 2013 | Gateway DX482203 (PTGA002009) PC Desktop

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My core 2 duo E6550 does not work on my foxconn g41mxe motherboard


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186187

Motherboard supports Processors with a Front Side Bus (FSB) of either 800Megahertz, or 1066MHz.

1333MHz FSB support is done with OVERCLOCKING.

http://ark.intel.com/products/30783/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-E6550-%284M-Cache-2_33-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB%29

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 processor has a 1333MHz FSB.

http://www.manualowl.com/m/Foxconn/G41MXE/Manual/297328

I reduced the view size to 120 percent. Go to Page 27.
Press DELete key to enter BIOS Setup.

Use Down Arrow key to highlight - Fox Central Control Unit
Press the Enter key

CPU Frequency Setting should be set to 333 (333MHz)
Intel processors are 'Quad Pumped'
333MHz x 4 = Approximately 1333MHz. (1332)

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/cpusupportlist.aspx?type=mb&socket=Socket%20775&model=G41MXE&cputype=Intel

Note the version of the BIOS program also.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 25, 2012 | Foxconn G41MXE Core 2 Quad Intel G41 DDR3...

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Dg41 is the best


Hi,

Please get DG41/CN/TX motherboards it the best. this is due to fact that it carries a better graphic resolution card, lates technology DDR3 SD RAM ram, etc.

Intel DG41CN Motherboard

  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Compatibility: PC
  • Chipset: Intel G41 Express
  • Compatible Processors: Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Core2 Quad
  • Video Interface: PCI Express x16
  • Storage Controller Type(s): Serial ATA II x 4


  • Intel DG41TX Motherboard
    • Form Factor: Micro ATX
    • Compatibility: PC
    • Chipset: Intel G41 Express
    • Compatible Processors: Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, Intel Xeon, Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Core2 Quad
    • Front Side Bus Speed: 1333 MHz
    • Video Interface: PCI Express


    Regards,

    Pourmoi

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    Can intel dual core e5400 work on my motherboard?


    Yes you can.
    Your motherboard is LGA775 socket and supports the folowing processors:
    Core2 Duo / Pentium Dual Core (yours) / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron 4xx series/ Celeron D.

    Jan 28, 2010 | EliteGroup 945GZT-M (V1.0) Motherboard

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    The motherboard foxconn n15235 its compatible with processors intel core2 duo and intel core2 quad?


    Then email or contact foxconn and request a spec printout of what processors will run with their board.

    Nov 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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    The computer no longer is able to produce sound after a son removed some sort of audio program.


    Start > All Programs > Windows (or Microsoft) Update. Do a Custom scan and install the audio drivers from there.

    Aug 22, 2009 | ASUS Motherboard P5B-SE P965 LGA775 Core2...

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    How to enable audio devices


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    Fujitsu Desktop P-III PC. It's Motherboard is out of order


    hi there... sorry to tell you but P-III is obsolete nowadays, i suggest you have to buy new CPU. There are (intel core2)/(intel Core2 duo) and (intel quad core)

    better not to buy P-4 anymore because sooner or later it will be obsolete.

    so that's why im suggesting to buy those i'ved mention above for money's sake

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    Supported cpu


    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600,
    1066 Front Bus Speed, 65 nm

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