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Can my computer (ASUS CM5571 run an E8400 CPU?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Zuelajindi
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Zuelajindi
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I have an ASUS CM5571 with motherboard P5QL-M EPU (not to be confused with P5QL-VM or others), with current CPU Intel Pentium E5400. I was wondering if my system will support the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400. Following is my mobo displayed via CPU-Z. My mobo supports DDR3 memory; I'm not sure if this conflicts with the CPU I am trying to upgrade to. They are both socket LGA775. According to the ASUS mobo support, the motherboards with close enough model names to the one I have support said processors.

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presence1960
presence1960
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It appears so. Both your motherboard CPU socket & the E8400 CPU are socket LG 775.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813131393

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819115037

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Zuelajindi
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Just wanted to make sure. I can't find the (exact) model of my motherboard for support, but it should be close enough. From what I understand just because the socket is the same doesn't exactly mean it is compatible, but it should work. Thanks.

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G41M
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Just be careful, it is not just the socket, you should also consider the BIOS version on the board as well as the revision version of the motherboard.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Reference Topic
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=23

Build a new machine from scratch if your budget permits.

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