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Intel Bad Axe... confirmed support for Conroe!!

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July 17, 2006 11:51:21 PM

I figured I would share the info once i got my Bad Axe.... it is official that the d975xb does in fact support the conroe. check it out!! straight from the horses mouth... about time if you ask me.
http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/d975xbx/index...

I just figured I would contribute after about a month of reading all the useful info here... thanks to all that have helped..
July 17, 2006 11:52:53 PM

Thats such old news they wrote about it in the bible.
July 18, 2006 12:06:42 AM

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I figured I would share the info once i got my Bad Axe.... it is official that the d975xb does in fact support the conroe. check it out!! straight from the horses mouth... about time if you ask me.
http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/d975xbx/index...

I just figured I would contribute after about a month of reading all the useful info here... thanks to all that have helped..

What's the point of buying Intel Intel D975XBXLKR When the Abit http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?catego... does the Support and the Overclocking without having to pay premium prices of Intel Mobo.s
What's the Features are not offered In AB9 PRO 200$cdn that D975XBXLKR can justify for 275$cdn??
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July 18, 2006 12:09:18 AM

It's in the old testament, right? :wink:
July 18, 2006 12:10:09 AM

Compare apples to apples - that AB9 Pro uses the 965P chipset.
July 18, 2006 12:12:57 AM

Only the latest revision (304) of the D975XBX is "Conroe Ready", anything before rev. 304 will have to be Modded

Beside, if you look Here, C2D is'nt mentionned anywhere on that list.
July 18, 2006 12:26:24 AM

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Compare apples to apples - that AB9 Pro uses the 965P chipset.
mostly anything 965 above is full Conroe Supported now. No comparing them is like comparing Genetically Modified apples to Organic ones :lol: 
July 18, 2006 12:34:34 AM

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Compare apples to apples - that AB9 Pro uses the 965P chipset.
mostly anything 965 above is full Conroe Supported now. No comparing them is like comparing Genetically Modified apples to Organic ones :lol: 
That's not the point - the 965 is posistioned as a "mainstream" chiposet while the 975 is a "performance" option. While the 965 is supposed to have some advantages (I believe with memory handling), it lacks some of the features of 975 boards. Yet, you compare a 965 board to a 975 board and proclaim the AB9 Pro to be better because it is cheaper.

Point is, if you're going to compare based on price, you'd better be sure that the options provide similar functionality.
July 18, 2006 12:42:39 AM

The i975X chipset has always supported Conroe. Intel's just been slow to update their information about Bad-Axe until they are sure that most/all of the boards currently on the market are the new VRM rev 304 type.

What I'd like Intel to officially confirm is 1333MHz FSB support, which is currently a hidden BIOS option. Official DDR2 800 and DDR2 1066 support would also be nice.
July 18, 2006 12:43:50 AM

well to name an easy feature that the abit does not have.... crossfire..... 3 pcie ports..... that is definitly worth a few more $ to me
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