i have a pentium d 2.80gh currentlly

Well the person in this thread here: http://tinyurl.com/2km267 got a response from Dell saying 'no' with no explanation, but got the response: "They generally will tell you no because they want to discourage you from doing it."

On this Dell page the processor options don't include a C2D: http://tinyurl.com/2eodqj

Suppose I should have just said 'I don't know', lol.

well if it cant can anyone suggest a cheap but good mobo that can support it and has pci express 16x

What is the model # of your PC?

I believe that's a BTX form factor motherboard and BTX boards are no longer available from major parts suppliers like NewEgg, Directron, and mWave. An ATX motherboard will not fit your case.

What is the model # of your PC?

I believe that's a BTX form factor motherboard and BTX boards are no longer available from major parts suppliers like NewEgg, Directron, and mWave. An ATX motherboard will not fit your case.

not sure what the model number thing is but i have a dell E510, and i dont know what the btx boards or an atx mobo is.

This is your motherboard -- a micro BTX (uBTX) form factor.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/techov1.htm#wp1058472

This is a uATX motherboard. Note differences in CPU mounting and that boards are reversed.
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2435

According to technical specifications for your Dell motherboard, it does not support Core 2 Duo CPUs although the Intel 945G chipset will support them. Chipset support is irrevalent if BIOS does not support the Core 2 Duo CPUs.

I suggest you get help from a technical savvy friend to familarize you with technical aspects of PCs when tackling upgrades.

This is your motherboard -- a micro BTX (uBTX) form factor.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/techov1.htm#wp1058472

This is a uATX motherboard. Note differences in CPU mounting and that boards are reversed.
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2435

According to technical specifications for your Dell motherboard, it does not support Core 2 Duo CPUs although the Intel 945G chipset will support them. Chipset support is irrevalent if BIOS does not support the Core 2 Duo CPUs.

I suggest you get help from a technical savvy friend to familarize you with technical aspects of PCs when tackling upgrades.

well this is my north bridge.... North Bridge: Intel Lakeport-G i945G

so i can support a c2d then right?

No, not if the BIOS doesn't support it.

One of the newer BIOS revisions may support the C2D CPUs but that would be a gamble unless you can find information from someone who has successfully installed a C2D in a Dell E510 or 5150 PC.

No, not if the BIOS doesn't support it.

One of the newer BIOS revisions may support the C2D CPUs but that would be a gamble unless you can find information from someone who has successfully installed a C2D in a Dell E510 or 5150 PC.

ill try to find someone who installed a cd2 in a dell E510 but in the meantime, here is my bios info, mabe you can tell me from this info

Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07

http://scan.esupport.com/results.php?ref=08jrlyl

That's the latest BIOS. As best I can tell, Series 900 Pentium D CPUs are the latest ones supported. Those are dual core P4s.

no. ive got a 5150 (d510) and it came with a pentium4 ht and supports the D but not the Core2

That's the latest BIOS. As best I can tell, Series 900 Pentium D CPUs are the latest ones supported. Those are dual core P4s.

well ok thank you, ill probbably just save up for a new mobo and c2d since im getting a job soon (just turned 16)

i alreaddy have a pentium D 2.80 ghrz how much of a difference would i notice with a e660 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003)

and is this a good mobo?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

you cant get a new motherboard and use it with your dell case, power supply or copy of windows. It wort work, they are nonstandard, proprietary components

what country are you in?

if you are UK look at www.novatech.com under the barebones section

you cant get a new motherboard and use it with your dell case, power supply or copy of windows. It wort work, they are nonstandard, proprietary components

what country are you in?

if you are UK look at www.novatech.com under the barebones section

i know i gona get a new case also and a new power supply and i got windows vista for free if you know what i mean ;)

and im in the usa

oh and would my hard drive work tho in the new case?

yeah hard drives are standard

disregard my link , they dont shop to the US
and dont mention piracy

The Gigabyte P35 mobo is a good one -- I've used several. It does not have a RAID controller though.

The E6750 is cheaper and higher performance. A much better buy. Selected mobo supports the E6750.

Now call this one resolved.

commented: he helped me ALOT! +1