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Can I use a phenom II x4 on a nForce 790i?

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July 17, 2010 1:05:42 AM

I'm building a new rig in a few weeks and i'm wondering if I can use a phenom II x4 on the nForce 790i? Sorry if this is a stupid question and all, but is there a difference from core 2 quad and phenom II x4? The phenoms just seem to be a lot cheaper... Thanks...

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July 17, 2010 1:14:21 AM

The highend Core 2 Quads are a tad faster clock for clock but for the cost of them it is not worth building a core 2 system. Go for the Phenom II X4 or and I5 750 if you are an Intel fan.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=102

And no you can not use an AMD CPU on an Intel based board.
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July 17, 2010 1:19:40 AM

Thanks. But a Intel Phenom II x4 will fit in the nForce 790i though right?

TY for the update on compatibility update.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/mobo.html

The AMD boards there will work with the phenoms II x4 thought right?
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July 17, 2010 1:24:55 AM

Intel does not make the Phenom II AMD does.

This is the CPU Support list for your motherboard.
Pentium D
Pentium 4
Penryn (Yorkfield)
Penryn (Wolfdale)
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Duo

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July 17, 2010 1:30:43 AM

Why nForce 790i, you need onboard video? Get one with AMD chipset, they're better.
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