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April 9, 2008 1:12:20 AM


I am about to buy one dual LGA-711 motherboard and a 1333 quad core CPU

can I pair it with any other 1333 CPU?


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April 9, 2008 1:54:13 AM

Yes usually, but depends on the motherboard.
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April 9, 2008 5:17:33 AM

SpudTECH said:
It's usualy best to use 2 of the same cpu's instead of different ones.
By the way where are you goung to get the $4000+ in molah to pay for 2 of those puppies? ( if your doing this to have the "ultimate gamming system" then your money is better spent elsewhere.

Dude they dont have to be the extreme CPU's there is plenty of Xeon CPU's with 771 compatible.

$200 cheap as chips

I would also suggest that you use the same CPU , you will have less compatibility issues
April 9, 2008 9:58:18 AM

I'll agree with pairing it with the same CPU for compatability, but there is just one thing I'd like to know - why 2 CPUs? If you're building a server, then fair enough, but if you're building a gaming rig it's really not worth it. Many games these days still can't utilise 4 cores on 1 CPU, never mind having 2 CPUs with (up to) a total of 8 cores. Personally I think that if your goal is gaming, save cash by dishing out on a huge QX CPU and water cooling kit so you can overclock that bad boy even more. Or just get the CPU and use an air cooler without overclocking it.
April 9, 2008 10:07:54 AM

Maybe he's going to overclock on water just long enough to get his rig at the top of 3DMark 06's Hall of Famously Abused PC's? I didn't check the link, is this a Skulltrail jones we're looking at? I can understand, sort of, but it's a sport for millionaries and I can see many more things fun to do with the difference. Like a good gaming rig and a nice two week vacation.
April 9, 2008 10:08:25 AM

Hackintosh maybe? Either way we are curious to know what you plan to use the horsepower for.
April 9, 2008 10:18:07 AM

Maybe he has a serious reason, like 3DS Max? Is that the only program that really used all the cores on a Skulltrail in recent benchmarks?
April 9, 2008 10:22:38 AM

FSX does but still, with that kind of power you'd want to be rendering huge landscapes with 3DS Max to make it even worth considering something like that