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Xeon Quad Core - Motherboard Matching...

Last response: in Components
January 5, 2010 1:29:16 PM

With the following cpu, I am looking for a dual processor motherboard for a workstation application.

I haven't been able to locate one with the same front side bus.

Can it be run with a slower front side bus for a performance hit? How can I find a single or dual processor board for this which will support it?

I was attempting to do a dual processor eight core setup but cannot find anything outside a server motherboard for it, and my tiny office would not support the noise or heat without echo or burns.

Thanks in advance!

* Processor Manufacturer: Intel
* Processor Core: Quad-core
* Clock Speed: 1.86GHz
* Front Side Bus: 1066MHz
* L2 Cache: 8MB
* Processor Socket: Socket 604
a c 435 V Motherboard
January 5, 2010 1:57:46 PM

Use newegg's software under the "advance" section. Just select your preferences, especially the right socket type.
January 5, 2010 7:05:07 PM

Can you give me a link, I was unable to find it, or a motherboard with a 1066 fsb on the webiste newegg.
a c 234 V Motherboard
January 5, 2010 7:43:22 PM

Newegg have none for that CPU. You need a compatible motherboard like the Supermicro X7QC3 (a bit expensive). For what the CPU is worth (less than $100 on eBay) and it's performance if you only use one, I wouldn't bother. If you'll use 4 CPUs, then it might be worth it if you can find a used motherboard, but a single Nehalem might be as fast or faster.