I have a friend who has an engineering sample of a Xeon Core2Duo 45nm 3Ghz for me. I don't know the specs beyond this. My motherboard is a P35 DS3L and I know I'll have to flash the bios to F7 or something before I can even try but I was wondering if anyone will know if this will work or not. Has anyone try this combo before? I couldn't find much online.
Actually it depends on the motherboard and whether or not you have the right bios for it.... mine ( P35 DS3L ) came through with that bios I think...???? We had a 2.66 xenon ( 775 ) running on a board but not sure which one. You'll have to look into it further........... and there are probably boards that won't say it will run but will anyways. Let us know what happens.
If you could get a hold of a 2nd one and a LGA771 MB, it would also make a great home server. But given the price of C2Q processors right now, not a great investment if you have to pay for the parts :-/