I just want information on the board that came in my Gateway E-4610D SB desktop computer. Specifically, I want to know which processor I can use to replace the stock 1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo. I want to maximize this computer's potential before I spend money on upgrading to a Mac Pro. Any help would be appreciated.
Hello Sonikdreem, thanks a lot for contacting us through the Intel Communities.
There is a list of all compatible processors with the Q965 chipset, but I suggest you to check with Gateway in order to find out if the processor can be changed. Sometimes upgrading is not an option that depends on the system.
Remember that if you make changes on OEM systems, the product is not going to be covered under warranty anymore.You can check if the Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6400 can be installing on the system.
This is the list of compatible processors with one of our Intel Motherboards DQ965WC
http://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=DQ965WC Compatible Processors