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March 7, 2006 12:28:36 AM

ASUS P5WD2-E Premium
Intel Pentium D 930 Presler
2x Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
ASUS Extreme AX1900XT/2DHTV Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3
2x Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
IDK what case
i plan on making another pc for gaming and this is what im thinking. i hear the mobos with 975x are conroe compatible. true?...any advice will be good

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March 7, 2006 7:05:49 PM

no advice... ok
March 19, 2006 12:35:55 AM

Hi
I have a P5WD2-E Premium motherboard and like kias I'm trying to figure out whether I'm going to be able to run a Conroe processor on this board. So far the consensus seems to be that the 975X chipset is the right chipset. There seems to be speculation about the vrm. I can't understand exactly what the problem is. Some are saying that the cpu will require a very low voltage. My laptop takes 1.356volts using a Pentium M and the ASUS board goes as low as 1.3v. I find it hard to believe that the Conroe would require a lower voltage than a mobile processor. So I don't think a low voltage requirement is a problem. I am wondering if AMD fans are spinning some B.S. to undermine the Conroe. Could be that it will run on 945 965 975 as these all have 1066mhz fsb settings. Who knows? It would be in Intels best interest as far as selling alot Conroe processors to make them work on as many boards as possible. Don't you think? If anyone can give info about the compatibility of the Conroe processor on this board I'm sure we would all love to hear it.
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March 21, 2006 12:12:53 AM

Ok I looked in the motherboard manual to see the setting for cpu vcore they are listed at from 1.3v to 1.7
I didn't go into the bios and verify this( can someone with older bios do this?)
Just updated my bios to 401 then checked in bios for cpu vcore settings they now go as low as GET THIS 8O 1.1875v to 1.7v Now that's low. It goes up in .0125 increments. :D  Could this be for Conroe compatibility???
March 30, 2006 11:04:02 PM

What's funny is the bios settings are almost just 'for effect'. The vreg on the p5wd2-e is slightly off from what bios reports anyway. Doing a 6ghz dry ice run at a so-called '1.7v', checked with a dmm and we were only getting 1.41-1.43v, can't imagine what the real voltage is at 1.1875.
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