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Will a Q9550 CPU work with my P5N-E SLI Motherboard?

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December 5, 2012 8:25:41 PM

Kinda a noob question here. Yeh i know its old but im on a budget and this is probably the best i can get atm. I was thinking of upgrading from my dual core to a q9550. I've read a lot and i've been getting mixed responses. Some are saying that it wont work because my mobos a 65nm and the cpus a 45 nm but some are saying that it does work for them. I've got the latest 1406 bios update. Please help and if any further information is needed just ask, thanks :p 
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December 5, 2012 8:37:16 PM

According to the CPU list for the board, only the Q6xxx C2Q are supported. So, you could try a Q9550, but there's a decent chance that the BIOS won't recognize the CPU microcode and refuse to boot.

If you're on a budget, and can't really risk buying a CPU only to find it doesn't work, then I would recommend sticking to one of the C2Q's on the supported CPU list.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5NE_...
December 5, 2012 8:41:18 PM

But I've heard that after the 1406 Bios update they started supporting the Q9550?
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December 5, 2012 8:56:22 PM

Mohan211 said:
But I've heard that after the 1406 Bios update they started supporting the Q9550?


The changelog for the 1406 revision involves resolving a boot delay with specific AMD video cards, nothing is said about added CPU support. So again, if you're looking for a sure thing with a C2Q, I'd pick one of those on the list. Those are guaranteed to be compatible with the board, the Q9550 is not.
December 5, 2012 8:58:55 PM

Okay Thanks!
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