3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2010 12:57 PM by emiyashi

    Upgrade from a Pentium 4 HT desktop, keeping D915GEV board?



      I am considering upgrading my old (2005) desktop, originally equiped with:

      • D915GEVL motherboard
      • Pentium 4 3.2GHz 640 HT 800, 2MB cache, 775 pin processor + variable speed cooler
      • 2 x 512MB DDR2 533MHz memory modules
      • 256MB GeForce 6200 PCI Express Video card
      • 450W SK 338 cabinet


      If I keep the motherboard, what would be the best upgrade possible? The Intel desktop board compatibility information does not show anything better than my current Pentium 4, but I don't know if it is just by lack of update after the launch of new processors. After all, I see that even Core 2 Duo or Quad processors still use the same (I believe) LGA775 pinout.

      • Can I use such Core 2 Duo or Quad processors in my old D915 board?
      • What type of memory I would need? Can I have 6GB or 8GB RAM?
      • If that is viable, is there any other accessory required (like a higher power source, new cooler, etc)?
      • What type of limitations I woul have, comparing to a new desktop board with those processors?