Hello, I am wanting to upgrade my processor, and was wanting to know if the Intel D945GTP mainboard will operate with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8ghz processor. I have access to this processor, but it's not on the 2007 list for my board. The info for my board states dual core support, and the processor is socket 775, as is my board. I would really appreciate any help I can get... Thank you.
As i am sure that you are aware these are the only supported and validated processors which have been tested by Intel.
However, if you intend to try another processor, the system may boot or may not. It all depends whether the microcode for the specific processor is incorporated in the bios by default.
One more thing: Using unsupported cpus will invalidate and void your warranty.
All the best,