motherboard - Question about Installing an Intel E5300 CPU

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    Can I remove and put back the heatsink of my processor without reapplying thermal paste
    Is it insane to replace a CPU without replacing the heatsink?

    Can I re-use my heatsink/fan that is currently on the motherboard with this new Intel e5300 CPU ? I know both CPUs are socket 775 based CPUs. I have a 2.4 GZ single core Intel chip currently. Also would I be able salvage the thermal paste or should I just buy new paste?

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  • Pure.Krome

    I have an ASUS P5N-EM HDMI motherboard. Currently, it's using an oldish P4 cpu. Works fine.

    I just received a spankin' new Core2 Quad Processor Q8400 a few mins ago. Unopened, in the box.

    I have no idea if this cpu will work in my motherboard. My motherboard is a Socket LGA775, though. I'm running the latest BIOS (for my mobo) which is version 4.01. That said, I don't think the CPU is listed on any documentation. I'm worried that it won't work .. and if so .. why would that be?! The mobo is around 8 months old, i think.


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  • Stefan Thyberg

    The processor probably just wasn't out when the motherboard was made, it should work fine.

    CONFIRMED: It's compatible with all Core 2 Quad processors.

  • 8088

    Confirmed from the ASUS page for your board:

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    LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU.

    The CPU-Upgrades list for your motherboard: ASUS P5N-EM HDMI,
    last updated Mar 2, 2009, does not show Q8400, though it shows E8400.

  • JFV

    Here's's product page for this motherboard. It looks like you should be able to use your new CPU!

    Here are the Cliff's Notes:

    Supported CPU
    CPU Socket Type     LGA 775
    CPU Type    Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
    FSB     1333/1066MHz
    Supported CPU Technologies  Hyper-Threading Technology