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Best CPU for an ASUS P5W-DH Deluxe

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August 30, 2010 10:30:46 PM

Hi all,

I have an ASUS P5W-DH Deluxe mobo with a C2D 6600 running at 3ghz on air and stable. I'd like to know if there are any good CPU choices for doing a soft-upgrade.

I have what I think is the manufacturer's list of supported CPUs on the link below, maybe one of you gurus could take a peek and give me your opinion.

Also, I've read that people are having problems running Quad cores, I'm not sure what other good choices exist.


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August 31, 2010 1:56:00 AM

you will need to upgrade your bios if u want to run a quad cpu.
August 31, 2010 6:36:12 AM

jimishtar said:
you will need to upgrade your bios if u want to run a quad cpu.

Thanks jimishtar. However I don't necessarily want to upgrade to a quad CPU. I'm looking for the best CPU for this older mobo.

I've never upgraded the BIOS simply because I've never had a reason to. I'll definately be upgrading it if there is a CPU worth going to.
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August 31, 2010 7:39:53 AM

The e6600 is a very good processor for the 975 chipset. Notice in the link ASUS has put a note about using 45nm CPUs on that chipset. The original BIOS was released well before 45nm C2D/C2Q came out. A 65nm C2Q6600 would be ideal if a quad is what you are looking for. I have the e6600 runing on a 965 and it runs great. Stick with a 65nm chip on that MB and the e6600 or Q6600 are a great solution.
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August 31, 2010 1:34:45 PM

yup, if u can find some cheap q6600 it will keep u goind for quite a while.
September 1, 2010 8:12:03 AM

Thank you all for your comments.
September 1, 2010 8:12:24 AM

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