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Chipset that supports Inter Core Duo

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January 12, 2007 7:09:09 AM

can someone please tell me all the chipsets that supports intel core duo, via, intel, sis ??


thanks
January 12, 2007 12:25:10 PM

not just the chipsets though - the board has to be designed with VRM to support C2D.
January 13, 2007 4:05:34 AM

Yeah, chipsets, BIOS, everything has to be ready for Core 2 Duo. Also the new nVidia supports Core 2 Duo.

To add another wrinkle, not all boards that do support Core 2 Duo will support the EE editions, like the quad processor, so if you plan on upgrading the CPU & not the MB in the future check for that.

But you don't really have to wonder too much. Any MB that supports the Core 2 Duo is going to be bragging about it in big letters on the box. "Subtlety" not being in the MB manufacturers dictionary (except when it comes to support, then they're all about nuance as they don't help you.). So "subtle" is tech support's dictionary, but not marketing's.
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January 13, 2007 4:08:15 AM

Ooops. Forgot to mention:

If you're upgrading from a "somewhat" old system to the Core 2 Duo (somewhat being about 12 months nowadays) make sure your PS supports the new ATX v2.2 specification that has that 8 pin connector. Some PS don't have it at all, some have it natively, and others make you cobble together 2 4 pins to come up with the eight.
January 13, 2007 6:15:14 AM

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can someone please tell me all the chipsets that supports intel core duo, via, intel, sis ??
thanks


Intel:
865, 875, 945P, 945PL, 945G, 946GZ, 955, P965, G965, 975X

Nvidia:
Nforce 4 SLI, 570, 590, 650i, 680i

Via:
P4M800, P4M890
January 14, 2007 1:20:55 AM

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can someone please tell me all the chipsets that supports intel core duo, via, intel, sis ??
thanks


Intel:
865, 875, 945P, 945PL, 945G, 946GZ, 955, P965, G965, 975X

Nvidia:
Nforce 4 SLI, 570, 590, 650i, 680i

Via:
P4M800, P4M890

I dont think thats right because you are talking TOO general.

Most Nforce 4 dont support them. And as far as I know the 955 doesnt support it. Also, the 975x has to be revision 304 if it is an Intel board.
January 14, 2007 5:59:52 AM

Those are the result of a google for core 2 duo supported chipsets combined with newegg listings...

Makes no diference to me but they are all listed as supporting.
January 14, 2007 8:05:11 PM

Sorry to hijack this topic, but is there any sites or links that would explain the differences betweent the chipsets that supports C2D?
January 14, 2007 8:47:48 PM

Some are ATi, some Intel, Some NVIDIA, Some VIA

ATI chipsets will let you use CrossFire, very stable and good boards.

Intel chipsets will let you use CrossFire too and generally are the most stable boards

NVIDIA chipsets will let you use SLI and the last 680i boards have reported to be very very good boards

VIA chipsets, dont really know, I dont use them. I cant say anything about them.

Now if you mean the differences between 965, 975x, 680i, RD600 etc. There are not too many differences, you will almost find the same features on most of them. Main difference will be support for either Crossfire or SLI. The rest is almost the same.
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