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Is ASUS P5AD2-E Premium motherboard compatible with Core 2 Duo Conroe CPUs?

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A quick question

I have an ASUS P5AD2 Premium Mobo.  I want to know whether I can upgradeto one of the new Core 2 Duo E6700 or E6800 Conroe processors but note that the sales pitch states:

"Only compatible with new Intel 965 and 975X socket 775 Motherboards (Older 975 boards are not compatible)"

Does this mean that these new CPUs are incompatible with this particular motherboard?  I can't seem to find reference to 965 or 975X in the ASUS manual.

Thanks!
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i believe you need a 945 chipset at least, and yours has only a 925 chipset.
so i don't think it supports dual core

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According to the specs from asus it wont support a core 2 duo or a pentium d, only pentium 4's
http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=371&l1=3&l2=11&l3=0

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OK, many thanks both.
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