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Question about Intel 975xbx2 and Core 2 Quad (Q6600)

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August 24, 2007 5:11:03 PM

Hi my friends :hello:  . well i have a problem, the question is: i have the motheboard Intel 975xbx2 (with chipset i975) and i've seen that it supports processors such as core 2 duo and core 2 extreme, and in the principal page of this motherboard model (at intel.com) i saw that it too supports the core 2 quad. Then i was happy because i am thinking upgrade my processosr with an intel core 2 quad (Q6600). But after i click the link to the main page of the chipset and in it does not say that the chipset supports the core 2 quad. Then i have a confussion. It can be an error because the guys of Intel forgot to put that this chipset supports the Core 2 quad? or it was an error when the guys of Intel put in the main page of Intel that the mainboard in question supports the Core 2 quad processor? Beside, in others web sites i saw that the mainboard in question does not support Core 2 quad, just Core 2 duo and core 2 extreme (it does not say anything about the core 2 quad, and i take this omision like No Support).

Thanks you for all the possibles answers.

PD: I apologize if my english is not very good, it is not my natal language.
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August 24, 2007 5:52:12 PM

well it says it supports 1066 FSB and Q6600 is 1066, so i guess it will support it ,
a c 136 V Motherboard
August 24, 2007 5:57:18 PM

well it says it supports 1066 FSB and Q6600 is 1066, so i guess it will support it ,
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August 24, 2007 6:58:03 PM

The XBX2 does in fact support core 2 quad. I'm actually running my Q6700 on one. Be sure to update to the latest BIOS before you put the new one in.
August 29, 2007 7:05:54 AM

the Intel D975XBX2 Supports Q6600,Q6700,QX6700 and the QX6800
all 1066FSB CPUs are suppored in daul and quad Conroe and kentsfield.

1333FSB is a big Q??
some say they work and some say they dont but its Hit or miss with them depending on who you talk to .

Intel does not officaly support it but there have been Boardswith BX2 5.05rev with testing the 1333 cpus and even penryn but Intel wants you to get another MB like a 31,33,35 or the soon to come 38 series.

they think we are made of money LOL

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