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XFX nForce 750i + Intel Q8400 (HELP)

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September 27, 2009 9:07:06 PM

Hi so i have just bought a Q8400 from ebuyer and i have a XFX nForce 750i board, i assumed my board would be fine for intel core 2 quad, which it is, just the Q8400 is not listed on XFX's cpu listings!!!

My board says it supports quad and 45nm cpu's so i should be ok right?

XFX nForce 750i


Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400

XFX CPU List

Anyone know someone with this working setup??

Many thanks.
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September 28, 2009 1:58:49 AM

If the cpu does not work even after a bios update see if you can rma. Last option is dump it back on eBay.
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September 28, 2009 4:49:56 AM

so you havent tried it but are worried or what?

if so just try it.. it should work if what you said is true
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January 11, 2010 10:41:19 PM

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It should work just fine. Dont expect to overclock it though.

Hi,

I have the same setup (XFX 750i nforce with the q8400 - 1066 ocz ram) and cannot overclock it much at all. Why is this?

Thanks so much!!!

-Jon
January 13, 2010 6:52:24 PM

Bump.. anybody? my conclusion so far is that the XFX 750i sucks donkey balls.
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January 13, 2010 7:50:12 PM

joyzjonny said:
Bump.. anybody? my conclusion so far is that the XFX 750i sucks donkey balls.



Did it post or give out beep codes?
January 13, 2010 8:05:47 PM

nforce4max said:
Did it post or give out beep codes?


Negative.. just crashes as windows boot-up. I called XFX and they recommend me getting the 780i if I want to overclock or see 1066 on my ram.
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January 14, 2010 12:57:51 PM

joyzjonny said:
Negative.. just crashes as windows boot-up. I called XFX and they recommend me getting the 780i if I want to overclock or see 1066 on my ram.



Hmmmm the board then so go ahead and RMA if you can.
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January 14, 2010 2:40:13 PM

xfx boards suck bad i had a 610i worst most unstable system i ever has get rid of it
April 26, 2010 5:30:09 PM

try producing a 1:1 ratio with the fsb and the memory.i have the xfx 750i , Q9550 2.83 1333mhz and ocz reaper 4gbkit pc2-8500 1066mhz.i could never get the the memory to run 1066mhz,But that's a another story...Well their is no way to unlink your processor from your memory,so they have to insync to a degree.In order for me to successfully overclock i had to get a 1:1 ratio,Which for me involved underclocking my 1066e.p.p. rated memory to around 775mhz, and i went with a FSB clock of 1550mhz which is double the memory producing the 1:1 ratio(this is all in a nut shell!!!!!)in the End i'm now running 3.294ghz(387.5x 8.5)1.264v,........... my memory:775mhz 5-5-5-15--24-2T(stock voltage1.9v)i did up the Vtt fsb voltage to 1.25 and the northbridge to 1.32v.There was a lot of trial and error when it came to the voltages and a couple of weeks.LOL.Keep in mind ,try to keep the voltages in the safe zones and only bump the up 1 or 2 steps at a time.You want to Overclock not OverCook!!
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