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What Quad Core will work in this motherboard?

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February 5, 2011 3:26:40 AM

Hello,

What Quad Core will work in this motherboard?

P5N-E SLI. I checked the (outdated) QVL and it doesn't show much. Just a few. I was really wanting to use ""Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor""

I've been to numerous forums looking for help :( 
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 135 V Motherboard
February 5, 2011 6:35:59 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
According to
http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=KyHOsOKWujC2QguJ&...
It supports all dual core 1333MHz FSB CPUs so it should handle Q8300 just fine.
I also found these links which confirms that it works
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253833-30-q9550
"I have installed Q9550 on P5N-E SLI after bios update to version 1301 and everything works fine (also processor speed at 2.83 GHz).
I didn't try to overclock cpu."
"I just put a Q955O ON MY P5N-e SLI with the 1403 Bios. It works fine but the core voltage is at 1.403 and I can't overclock anything, including ram. The CPU seems to run a little hot. Don't know if I need new motherboard."
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February 5, 2011 5:01:26 PM

Thank you for the reply, and I've also read those forums as well. The funny thing is, a moderator over on the Asus forums say the P5N-E Sli board doesn't properly handle the 45nm chips...

This is getting to be quite the headache...
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a c 135 V Motherboard
February 5, 2011 5:04:19 PM

Strange,because there are no logical reasons that it doesn't work fine(with the latest BIOS)
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a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 135 V Motherboard
February 6, 2011 5:25:26 AM

"The board can't support 45nm quad core processors... that is generally a voltage regulation circuit issue."
hmm,So it should work fine but you it may lead to a circuit issue,so keep away from them IMO.Better be safe than sorry.Get a Q6600 with G0 stepping instead.It's a great OC'er too.
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February 6, 2011 4:12:54 PM

Q6600's are becoming more rare and very pricey. But yes, that seems like the only option, unless I get a cheaper E series 2duo
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