9 Replies Latest reply on Jul 25, 2016 3:18 PM by Intel Corporation

    Upgrade Processor on an older PC, a Pentium 920 D with a LGA socket 775, mobo - Intel 975x, Upgrading to a Core 2 Duo (Any) - Is it Possible?


      I have been trying on several forums but with no luck. I have a watonsville2 975x Intel Chipset Mobo, but cannot seem to locate what type of processors are compatible to do this upgrade. I am more interested in the Core 2 Extreme Quad Edition processors, but will settle for any of the Core 2 Duo family of processors. I can list all my specs if that will help someone who might have an edge over what I can find. Any of these processors is what I am looking for :



      Intel Core 2 Extreme
      QX6700, 2.66 GHz, FSB 1066 MHz, L2 8 MB
      QX6800, 2.93 GHz, FSB 1066 MHz, L2 8 MB
      X6800, 2.93 GHz, FSB 1066 MHz, L2 4 MB


      My PC is  Gateway 510FX


      Intel Corporation

      Version: 54.100001.131

      S/N 0036516566


      Desktop Board Info:


      Version: AAD3346-106

      S/N: BQW260600175


      Chassis: Gateway

      Version: WTN01A01

      S/N 0036516566

      XT and VT Enabled


      That is all I can find in the BIOS.


      with a "Watsonville" motherboard. There's BIOS update for it, but no mention of what CPUs it supports.