Hi, I own an ABS Ultimate X9 with a 2.4 ghz conroe e6600, and the motherboard is a 1st generation bad axe D975XBX motherboard, configuration details are as follows:
Antec TruePower 2.0 550W Power Supply(Standard)
Intel BOXD975XBXLKR Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard(Standard) Rev AAD27094-305
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Conroe FSB 1066MHz 4MB L2 Cache 65nm LGA 775(171)
Thermaltake Silent 775 CPU Cooler With Heatpipe Cooling Technology for Intel LGA775 Processors(Standard)
CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) 4-4-4-12 Dual Channel Kit(Standard)
I would love to upgrade to the new 3.0 ghz e6850, but knowing that it has a 1333 ghz fsb, vs the 1066 fsb built into the motherboard, is this even an option for me? Or do I have to get a new motherboard like the bad axe 2 D975XBX2 to support the new cpu?
I understand from Intel's website the e6850 is not on the supported cpus list, but was curious if I just plugged it in and changed the fsb setting to 1333 in the bios if it will work/be stable. I was hoping this configuration would allow me to upgrade to better processors at least in the near future, but it seems I'm stuck with either a 2.66 ghz core 2 duo or the 2.93 ghz core 2 extreme...
Support ended at X6800 and the Bad axe II has support for Quad and daul even know the Bad axe I oringaly had support up to a QX6700 they pulled supoport for it wonce the new revision Bad axe II's came out and they supprt them and even the new 1333FSB CPUS if you have bios 2692 or higher
Intel is firmly only offering CPUs with 1066 and 800FSBs and no extremes with 1066FSB at all as of July 25th 2007
take a loook for yourself
this is the chart for the Intel D975XBX Bad axe I
i would call intel and if you complain you got this board for quad support and it did have it when you got it they will send ya a Intel D975XBX2 if you complain without gettign to upset because i know people who did and they sent the board and shipped back the older 975XBX board