Will an E4300 work on this HP (ASUS) mobo?

SpeedyVV

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Hi:
I have an HP m7360n HTPC, which has a propriatary ASUS made mobo.

I have attached the info from the HP support site below which list only support for Pentium processors.

I might be freeing up a E4300, so I was wondering if it was worth installing it to improve the performance?

Any insights would be welcomed. Oh yeah current CPU is a Pentium D 2.8GHz

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Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS P5LP-LE
HP/Compaq name: Emery-UL8E

CPU/Processor Socket: 775
Supports the following processors:
Pentium D 800 series (Smithfield)
Pentium 4 600 series (Prescott)
Pentium 4 HT (Prescott)

System bus 533 MHz, 800 MHz, 1066 MHz

Chipset Northbridge: Intel 945P
Southbridge: Intel ICH7DH

BIOS features 4 Mb FWH EEPROM
HP BIOS with enhanced ACPI, DMI, Green, and PnP Features Plus

Form factor Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in

Memory Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Supports PC2 3200 (400 MHz), PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB
 

thuan

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Some mainboard with 945 generation chipset support Core 2, some not. From the look of it I don't think yours supports Core 2 as the spec you listed above and also the latest BIOS for this mainboard is released on 2006-10-09. A mainboard with Core 2 support normally has an updated BIOS lately for microcode update (to workaround a bunch of errata in Core 2 CPU). This is all my speculation though, maybe someone with better knowledge and experience with this specific machine can help you more or you can contact HP directly.
 

SpeedyVV

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Thuan, thanks for the reply, it saved my a few hours of removing CPU\HSF and installing the E4300, and undoing the work ;-)

It is a shame because I was really hoping that I could upgrade this system as it still seems to be working quite well.

I guess I can always upgrade the GPU and extend its life for a bit longer.
 

SpeedyVV

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You know what nukemaster? You are so right.

I am still a n00b at this building thing, and for some reason I keep thinking that I can upgrade everything but the mobo.

Somehow it feels like if I get a new mobo I might as well get a new computer, which of course makes no sense.

Thanks for the reminder.