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Will the E5700 work with a 680i LT SLI mobo?

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May 21, 2012 3:27:36 PM

I bought an E5700 to upgrade an older machine with a 680i LT SLI motherboard by XFX. All of my searching told me it should work with any Core 2 or Dual-core Intel processors... that is until AFTER I ordered it and it's "out for delivery".

NOW I find that in order to get XFX support data you have to actually register with their site and jump through a few hoops. I found my mobo on their site, pulled up a "processor compatibility list" and, to my horror, E5700 is not listed.

Does that mean it's definitely not supported, or is it just not listed on that particular page (perhaps because it's not been updated recently)?

Would it do any harm just to try it out, or should I go ahead and get the dreaded RMA?

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May 22, 2012 3:26:10 PM

The answer, for posterity, is "yes". I installed the CPU without doing anything to the BIOS or windows and it worked, detected fine, and has been running smoothly with no problems.
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July 20, 2012 5:29:36 PM

Im thinking to get the e5700 to upgrade my nforce4 sli motherboard but its not listed in the support list. I still want to go ahead and try it and see if it works.
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July 20, 2012 5:48:58 PM

yes that motherboard supports the 775 socket and the e5700 uses the 775 socket, so it is compatible
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