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07-14-2008, 03:19 PM #1
Dual socket motherboard for Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600?
I have a motherboard that I might have to be replacing, I'm currently using a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 with it. I was looking to see if any one knew of a motherboard that would support dual Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processors in it. I know they have dual socket motherboards for quad cores, but they are Xeon. So I'm looking to see if there is one that will house two of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. Thanks.
07-14-2008, 04:01 PM #2
07-14-2008, 04:06 PM #3
07-14-2008, 04:23 PM #4
And unlike previously with Pentium IIIs and Celerons, where you could buy adapters to fit a Celeron into a Dual P3 board, that won't happen either because the sockets are very touchy about the electric connection.
Then again, dual socket Xeons aren't _that_ expensive anymore compared to a single socket Quad.
07-14-2008, 04:28 PM #5
07-14-2008, 04:35 PM #6
I also said that it isn't very likely to find the same thing today to make a Q6600 fit into a dual socket board (which are all designed for dual Xeons). I actually haven't seen anything like that for the past 8 years. If you want a dual CPU machine, you have to get the specific dual socket CPUs.
07-14-2008, 04:45 PM #7
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Why not just replace the original MB...??????
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07-14-2008, 04:49 PM #8
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07-14-2008, 05:13 PM #10
Dual Core2Extreme QX9775
(tho I don't know if it should be seen as xeon, LGA771 socket)
ah sorry, didn't saw it should support q6600
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07-14-2008, 05:16 PM #11
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07-15-2008, 02:22 PM #13
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Isn't it the case that any board with more than one intel cpu will be a zeon setup with zeon cpu's as it's down to how they 'talk' with each other?
Is there much of a performance hike from a dual core t7600 @2.33ghz (laptop) and a dual quad (what ever the latest cpu is)? Is it 4x as fast?
07-15-2008, 02:39 PM #14
07-15-2008, 03:39 PM #15
I believe that's where there's different architectures for chips aimed at different markets.
The architecture of a consumer desktop Xeon was never intended to work with another Xeon on the same board, whereas a server based Xeon was designed specifically for that purpose.