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Intel E6750 Compatiblity?

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August 14, 2007 12:54:10 PM

Hey, I'm essentially building a new system (all I'm keeping of the old one is the case, HDD, DVD-Drive and PSU) and I really want to futureproof it, so I decided on getting an 8800 GTS with an sli motherboard so i can just buy another 8800GTS instead of replacing the card. Unfortunately the only ASUS sli socket 775 other than the striker extreme i could find (i.e in my price range) is the P5N-E, and I've read that there are some major compatibillity issues with my cpu of choice, the Intel E6750, partly due to the 1333Mhz FSB. I was just wondering if anyone could clarify the whole thing for me as i've read alot of conlifcting things on the subject

If it helps the specs and links for my new system are (hopefully):

- Intel Core 2 duo E6750 2.66Ghz 1333Mhz FSb 4MB L2 Cache socket 775
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/130484

- Asus P5N-E Socket 775 650i SLI
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125082

- Corsair 2Gb (2x1Gb Dimms) DDR2 800Mhz pc2-6400
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/111439

- Asus Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640Mb
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119982

- Vista Home Premium OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/123067

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August 14, 2007 1:45:21 PM

what monitor are you gonna use bro? a 1900 X 1200 resolution? if not better buy 1 8800 GTX instead of 2 GTS
August 14, 2007 2:19:46 PM

I think your best bet is to buy a decent Mobo and when the time comes to sell your current GPU and buy a new one.

You are tossing away future support for the 45nm chips as well as super high FSB speeds that are required to get the most out of your E6750.

August 14, 2007 3:05:16 PM

As far as I'm aware the CPU and Motherboard are technically compatible, as the board supports a 1333 FSB, but i've read some accounts that they do not operate well together and some accounts say they run perfectly, I was just wondering if anyone has any experience or advice on this issue
August 14, 2007 4:02:50 PM

zenmaster is right. Get a GA-P35-DS3R, for example, it's the simplest, safest and cheapest solution.

If you really want the SLI option, I'd recommend the P5N32-E SLI Plus or the P5N32-E SLI. They are less expensive than the Striker and the offer two 16x slots for SLI. The P5N-E doesn't do that.
You may need a BIOS update for these boards to work with E6750, I don't know...
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