Asus P5N-E SLI (Compatibility Question)

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Bodego Jackson Posted: Mon, Jul 21 2008 4:11 PM

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I been wodering something in my mobo:

I have an "Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600", since my mobo supports 1333 front bus speed I would like to know if my mobo can support the new "Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550" in order to take full advantage of the 1333 FBS and gain more performance on my system. Devil

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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replied on Mon, Jul 21 2008 10:54 PM

 Yes it can. Just make sure your bios is up to date.

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Good I wil check the bios updates on the Asus web page to download it.

Thanks for the help.

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RyuGTX replied on Tue, Jul 22 2008 4:48 PM

Or you could overclock your Q6600 instead of going out and buying a whole new processor.

 

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Thats a good option too but I will require to replace the CPU heatsink for a better or going to water cooling, I will figure out which to choose.

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RyuGTX replied on Wed, Jul 23 2008 2:33 PM

Bodego Jackson:

Thats a good option too but I will require to replace the CPU heatsink for a better or going to water cooling, I will figure out which to choose.

 

Replacing your current heatsink with a top of the line air cooler will be far cheaper than buying a new CPU. Even if you went with watercooling, you'll save yourself quite a bit of money.

 

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In that case I will choose air cooler, I already checked one on newegg and this is the one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

What do you think about  this heatsink?

 

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RyuGTX replied on Thu, Jul 24 2008 2:15 PM

This is a good one and is up there with the higher priced air coolers at a lower cost:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004

 

Other ones I like are the Thermalright Ultra-120 (they have an Extreme version too) and the Noctua NH-U12P (with 2 fans in push-pull configuration). The Thermalright one doesn't come with a fan (pro to some and cons for others), which will make it cost even more. The Noctua one comes with a fan, but if you slap on another one, it will cool your CPU another few degrees (C).

 

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That heatsink that you showed me looks good too, I will check the other heatsink brands that you mentioned and compare the prices.

Thanks for the help. Yes

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