Question Compatible CPU for MSI G31 socket 775

Apr 17, 2019
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Hi all! I am trying to upgrade an old computer for my son, It's an MSI G31 with a 775 socket, I just bought a new Intel Core Quad 2.83 Ghz cpu but it wont get past the post screen...just wondering if it is compatible with the mobo?
 

QwerkyPengwen

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To clarify, it's a Core 2 Quad right?
Also, can you tell us the exact CPU model?

If it is the Core 2 Quad Q9650 it should be fine.

If any other CPU, probably needs a different socket.

Follow this link for reference as to what CPU's work on 775 socket
http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket 775 (LGA775).html

And if it's not a CPU that is for that socket, then let this be a lesson to do research on what CPU's are supported by a socket before buying anything
 
Apr 17, 2019
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To clarify, it's a Core 2 Quad right?
Also, can you tell us the exact CPU model?

If it is the Core 2 Quad Q9650 it should be fine.

If any other CPU, probably needs a different socket.

Follow this link for reference as to what CPU's work on 775 socket
http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket 775 (LGA775).html

And if it's not a CPU that is for that socket, then let this be a lesson to do research on what CPU's are supported by a socket before buying anything
Sure, CPU is Core 2 Quad Q, 2.83Ghz, 12M
 

clutchc

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The Q9650 should work with that board even with the very first BIOS offered. If you are testing using the iGPU, even a cheap "400W" PSU should be fine. Try breadboarding outside the case. Set the board on an insulated surface with just the CPU, cooler, PSU, 1 stick RAM, keyboard, and monitor. Start the system by monetarily shorting the two pins that the power switch would connect to. See if you can get into BIOS.
 
Apr 17, 2019
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The Q9650 should work with that board even with the very first BIOS offered. If you are testing using the iGPU, even a cheap "400W" PSU should be fine. Try breadboarding outside the case. Set the board on an insulated surface with just the CPU, cooler, PSU, 1 stick RAM, keyboard, and monitor. Start the system by monetarily shorting the two pins that the power switch would connect to. See if you can get into BIOS.
ok. i'll give it a go. Thanks !!!!
 

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