975X MBs and 45nm CPUs

Discussion in 'Intel MoBos' started by userjack, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. userjack

    userjack n00b

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    Hi

    Wondering if 'ASUS P5W DH Deluxe' and 'DFI INFINITY 975X' will support the new 45nm Core. And if not are there any good upgrade options with ECC memory?

    TIA
     
  2. Ryck

    Ryck Limp Gawd

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    I believe the Asus P5W DH deluxe will support the 45nm CPUs. Its stated on Asus website though you will need BIOS 2302 if I remember correctly.
     
  3. userjack

    userjack n00b

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    thx Ryck

    u r absolutely right, here is a list of Asus mb's supporting 45nm
    http://event.asus.com/mb/45nm/

    and I've just noticed X38 supports ECC in both DDR2 and DDR3
     
  4. Wall7486

    Wall7486 n00b

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    That is good news for early Core2Duo adopters like me who jumped on the P5W DH when C2D first came out. However, I don't think this board can hold on any longer. From what I have read this board cannot clock the Quads with high FSB like the P35 and X38 boards.

    I've been lurking around to try and get a small upgrade, but it looks like I will need a new board to get some good mhz on either a new E6850 or Q6600.
     
  5. Finny76

    Finny76 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I also have a ASUS P5WDH Deluxe Motherboard.

    I'm considering Upgrading my CPU and Memory BUT before I do that, I have 2 questions:

    1) Will this support Quad Core Processors Q6600?
    2) Will this supprt PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) memory?
     
  6. OliverBGD

    OliverBGD [H]Lite

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    If you surf on Asus's website to your motherboard's model you should be able to fidn a link with all the supported cpu's
     
  7. Finny76

    Finny76 [H]ard|Gawd

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    It says QUAD Core ready (with the Latest BIOS Update)

    As far as DDR@ it says its DDR 800 compatible.

    So that means i wont be ablet to run PC2-85500 DDR2-1066 on it?
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF 2[H]4U

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    it should be able to run it but possibly not at it's rated speed.
     
  9. Finny76

    Finny76 [H]ard|Gawd

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    That would be a waste of my money... I guess i will just buy a X48 MB....
    OR should i overclock the FSB on the motherboard to run the ram faster?