Motherboard upgrade for Intel Pentium D 2.8

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I am using Intel 865 GSA motherboard with 512 MB.

With Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.8GHz 2.79GHz.

I want to upgrade my motherboard keeping my Processor Same.

Reasons for upgrade:
1. Want to use DDR2 RAM which is much cheaper & faster than DDR1.

Requirements:
1. Should support upto 4 GB RAM.
2. Should have provision to connect a sound card (Creative Xtreme Gamer)
3. Should have provision to connect a Graphics Card.

Currently using OS Windows 7.
Will Intel DG41TY suitable for me (Compatible to my Processor)
Pls guide me a motherboard.

Details of my Processor as detected by Intel Utility are:

Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
Version: 4.20.20090811
Time Stamp: 2009/09/06 07:39:09
Operating System: 6.1-7600-
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Active cores per processor: 2
Disabled cores per processor: 0
Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 820 2.80GHz
Type: 0
Family: F
Model: 4
Stepping: 7
Revision: 3
Maximum CPUID Level: 5
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 12 Kµops
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 16 KB
L2 Cache: 2 x 1 MB
Packaging: LGA775
Platform Compatibility Guide: 05A
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: No
MMX(TM): Yes
Intel(R) SSE: Yes
Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
Intel(R) SSE4: No
Enhanced Halt State: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: No
Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Expected System Bus Frequency: 800 MHz
Reported System Bus Frequency: 800 MHz
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The Intel DG41TY is not compatible with a Pentium D 820. Your can't rely on sites like Newegg to determine if a motherboard is compatible; always visit the manufacturer's site to make sure.

It will be difficult to find a new motherboard supporting that CPU. Are you looking for a micro-ATX motherboard with on-board video or would an ATX motherboard meet your requirements?

Micro-ATX motherboards that should be compatible (and inexpensive):
- ASUS P5KPL-CM
- GIGABYTE GA-EG41M-US2H
- GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L

ATX motherboards that should be compatible
- ASUS P5Q SE
- GA-EP45-UD3L
 

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