I think that you are on the wrong track, the boards that you mentioned in your previous post are not compatible with the Pentium D820. D945GSEJT has got Atom N270, D945GCLF/LF2 have got soldered down processors.
You will need to check each board individually. It is best to check the discontinued board as the processor is quite old.
These boards in the table below are compatible with the processor.
D945GCNL Compatible CPUs D945GCPE http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gcpe/sb/CS-027117.htm
All the best,
I think what did it for me to jump ship on motherboards would be the customer service and tech support that intel provides. After going threw hell with the whole rma process with my dp45sg and getting 2 faulty boards back to back and getting responce from intel as it's impossible that i got 2 faulty boards in a row and i was making it up and telling me to pretty much buy hardware for the motherboard that wasnt needed as all the hardware i had on the previous dp45sg worked a 100% and is working a 100% on my 790i board.
I am a creature of habit and therefore a slave to a brand. I still got my one dg45id running and works great had that for almost 2 years now and not one issue, have 3 e8500, 2 which i have overclocked one at 4.ghz and the one in my 790i board at 4.28ghz and still running strong. like a said a slave to a brand, i still like their processors but think i am going to stir away from their boards.
now boards wise going to be a slave to evga because of their customer service / tech support and product
video cards been a slave to evga because of their customer service / tech support and product
power supplies been a slave to corsair because of their customer service. but since evga just got their power supply out might switch to them
memory wise been a slave to patriot memory because of their customer service / tech support and product
hard drives been a slave to western digital because of their customer service / tech support and product
been eyeing the new i7 processors but still not worth it for me to upgrade as my current set up is still more then enough for what i do, and gaming wise.
i seem some of this builds with the new processors people spending a grand on them and then its just overkill for their personal use, i will upgrade my current lcd tv i use as my computer moniter before i switch to the new i7 processors.
Well when it comes to the 775 boards I came to the conclusion that there onlt two good ones and I use both , the best board they ever built is the GREAT DX48BT2 , with my QX9650 clocked at 3.8 , 8 Gigs DDR3-1333, Two HD4770 Sapphire's crossfired, this machine in win score is 7.4, 7.4, 7.3 7.3 ,7.7. with a intel 160 Gig SSD. My other favorite is the DX38BT , Q9550 ,8Gigs DDR3-1333, Two HD5760 Sapphires 160 Gig SSD and it's all in the mid 7s. But as far as the DP45SG it is a good board but problematic to set up.