Integration of Boxed Intel® Core™2 Processors in the 775 Land Package


Install & Setup



Boxed Intel® Desktop Processor in the 775-Land Package
The information below applies on self-built systems that use the boxed Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme, the boxed Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor, and the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor with industry-accepted motherboards, chassis and peripherals. 

Motherboard selection

Motherboards used with the boxed Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, the boxed Intel Core 2 Quad processor or the Intel Core 2 Duo processor must specifically support the Intel® Core™ micro-architecture. In general, look for a motherboard which uses one of the following chipsets:

  • Intel® P35 Express Chipset
  • Intel® G33 Express Chipset
  • Intel® Q965 Express Chipset
  • Intel® G/P965 Express Chipset
  • Intel® 975X Express Chipset (required for support of Intel Core 2 Extreme processor only)
  • Intel® 946GZ Express Chipset
  • Intel® 945G/P Express Chipset

It is important to verify that the specific motherboard model and revision support the specific boxed Intel processor number being used. Motherboards may also require a BIOS update in order to support specific processors.

Integrating Boxed Intel Processors in the 775-land Package

Motherboards supporting the boxed Intel Core 2 family processors include a manual with installation instructions. Consult this manual in addition to the boxed processor manual before building a boxed Intel® processor-based system. The boxed Intel Processor in the 775-land package integration video also shows the installation process using a boxed Intel® Desktop Board (mechanical installation procedures are identical for both the Intel® Pentium® 4 in the 775-land package processor and the Intel® Pentium® D processor). In addition, the following information can aid system integrators in successfully integrating a system based on the boxed Intel Core 2 Duo processor in the 775-land package.