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If I wanted to upgrade to a better CPU, could I put in a xeon 1366 chipset into my p6t? Or would my board not support it?
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I don't think a Xeon chip is going to do much better for you than your 920, you would be much better off investing in a better GPU or a 2nd 4870x2 or if you really want to upgrade, grab a used i7 930 as most of them go into the 4ghz range [though again, 200mhz isn't going to do much for you besides in synthetics] - to answer your question, yes it SHOULD support a 1366 Xeon chip
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I thought Xeon's had a different type of QPI? (or something to that relation)

Hence why you can't put 980X's in an SR-2
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I thought Xeon's had a different type of QPI? (or something to that relation)

Hence why you can't put 980X's in an SR-2
What you can't do is put two 980x's on an SR-2. You can put one, but if you put two, one will be unused because they lack some specs (Xeons have it tho) to let them work together (like SLI/CF on GPU's)
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