SOLVED 945GCT-M/1333 ver.3


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Oops, sorry about that.
You’re absolutely right I meant IDE, silly me.
 
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As long as your machine is plugged in, it should retain the date and time. Your CMOS battery may be completely dead and that can be replaced for a couple of bucks. It's the 2032 designation and any drug or hardware store usually has them.
 
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Excellent!
I was at the dollar store and found a 3-pack of Lithium CR-2032 batteries, through one in and bingo, no more problem.
Thanks!

All I need now is to order my HD and memory and I should be good to go.
 

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Nibiru2012,
you mentioned the e8400 and I've benn thinking about buying one.

I'm confussed about which one I should get,
I had been reading a post of a person who said this:
i have an 945GCT-M/1333 (V3.0) mother board and i up graded from a pen. d 3g to a e8400 cpu i also up graded the BIOS this mother board has been tested for this e8400 cpu .
if i put the pen. d 3g cpu back in it boots fine, but when i install the e8400 cpu i have no video and the hdd light stays on all the time, i read the pdf severial times , just can't figure out what is going on, i have not changed any of the bios settings i'm not sure what to change and what not to,
i have an 945GCT-M/1333 (V3.0) mother board and i up graded from a pen. d 3g to a e8400 cpu i also up graded the BIOS this mother board has been tested for this e8400 cpu .
if i put the pen. d 3g cpu back in it boots fine, but when i install the e8400 cpu i have no video and the hdd light stays on all the time, i read the pdf severial times , just can't figure out what is going on, i have not changed any of the bios settings i'm not sure what to change and what not to,
after calling tec support come to find out, i bought a SLB9J e8400 and i needed a SLAPL e8400 the one i have according to them is the wrong stepping. so i have to find another xatx motherboard or the older SLAPL e8400 cpu and those seem hard to find.
after talking with them, if you look at http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=830&CategoryID=1&MenuID=16&LanID=0 and find where it says Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (C0) the co is the stepping of the cpu why they didn't just put the spec # is beyond me but it makes it confusing.
I also went to this site: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ECS/945GCT-M_1333(V3.0).html
I am looking at this:
EU80570PJ0806M
BX80570E8400
BXC80570E8400
BX80570E8400A
E8400
3 GHz, 6MB, 1333MHz, LGA775, C0
08/07/18
V3.0

could I buy the EU80570PJ0806M being the core stepping supports SLAPL , Q9HD and Q5UN or do I have to get the one that just has support for SLAPL?
 

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First of all, it's good you're interested in upgrading your system and CPU.

This is my personal opinion and only that, but I would never, ever buy an ECS motherboard or use one (even if TrainableMan gave me one). They are unreliable and subject to early failure more so that other motherboards.

Get a more modern motherboard that uses the Intel P45 chipset and ICH10R Southbridge as these are a little more up to date even though they're about 2-1/2 year old technology now, maybe 3 year old. They're much better than the 945 chipset and the ICH7 Southbridge that come on the one you're interested in.

That motherboard you listed is about $110 or so. Do you need an mATX board for the smaller size? If not you can get a much better ATX board from Gigabyte for about $80 from Newegg with the P45 chipset and ICH10 Southbridge.
 
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Thanks for your honest personal opinion!

I'm pretty happy with this board, I've gotton another 2 GB of ram and it runs circles around my hp 526x, I'm thinking of putting the hp in the guest room now and if I got the e8400 it would be fine and good experience for me, its just going to sit their shut off until used and then shut off.

By no means will this be my main computer.
 

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