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I currently own a ASROCK ConRoe945G-DVI Motherboard, and am wondering if it will support a "Wolfdale" Core 2 Duo CPU

Its a fairly old motherboard, and the company website only lists the "Conroe" CPU's as compatable, however My understanding is that both the Conroe/Wolfdale CPU's are socket LGA 775.

I was hoping to fit something like a E8400 Core 2 Duo, will this work.

Here is the link to the MB site:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=CONROE945G-DVI

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The CPU support page specifically states Wolfdale CPUs are not supported. Wolfdale CPUs are based on 45nm lithography as compared to Conroe's 65nm. ALso, they run at a FSB speed of 1333 MHz, while the Conroe runs at 1066 MHz.

So, no E8400 will not work.

Here's a comparison of the Conroe against the Wolfdale processor.

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