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Old 04-20-2009, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay....I am thinking about a nice Quad core cpu....I have read where some people say the 45nm quad cores wont work on my mobo....it is the Asus P5N32-E SLI

According to this, I think I am good to go....am I reading this right?

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I was kind of thinking about this chip....if i could find a better deal on one of them soon

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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The q9550 would be a much better buy for your dollar.

With that said I do not see it on the supported cpu list for your board.
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As far as I know 680i's don't support yorkfields. The do support 45nm cpu's but only the wolfdale dual cores.
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What would be the best quad I could get for this board
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The best quad you can get is a q6600 although the e8400/8500 would be the best cpu you can get.
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I think I will wait and see if there is a new bios for the newer quads.
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If I remember correctly the 680i chipest wasn't physically capable of supporting the 45nm quads so a bios update wouldn't solve the problem.
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if you want a 45nm quad then grab a P45 chipset motherboard as well.

Otherwise stick to the Q6600
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Not much point imo just save up for I7
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I agree it's not worth upgrading wait for the i5, seem's as if you could only drop a kentsfield into this board anyway. Only the wolfdales were added for support on this board as far as 45nm goes.
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