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CPU Upgrage Question

By Taribor
Jan 1, 2008
  1. Hi everyone; forgive my ignorance but can someone please tell me if a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor is compatible with IntelĀ® Desktop Board D975XBX (not the BX2), or do I need to upgrade to the BX2? Thanks....
     
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Yes, the Q6600 and D975XBX should be compatible. I found it on several sources. One can be found Here another Here

    Sean
     
  3. eroz

    eroz TS Enthusiast Posts: 76

    Or by going to Intel's website here!
     
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    That is the XBX2. The OP is referring to the XBX. I could not find the board the OP was talking about on Intel's page, (granted I didnt look too too hard)

    EDIT after looking a bit I found the offical Intel pageHere and it does not as support quad core CPUs. I can seem to find that backed up anywhere else, everyone seems to have no problem with the Q6600 and XBX so I am not sure which to believe.
     
  5. eroz

    eroz TS Enthusiast Posts: 76


    Wow you are right.....I didn't notice that 2. Apparently Revision 304 975XBX motherboard allows it to use the Q6600, but I am unable to find any literature other than on other forums.

    *edit* which you also show in one of your links....
     
  6. Taribor

    Taribor TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Appreciate the input guys; I have built a system before but when it comes to software/tweaking I am horrendous so I may just get a new board as well.
     
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