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Update:
This issue regarding DG33TL compatibility with the Q9550 was resolved with the following conclusions:
  1. The supported processor list (from Intel's site) for the Intel DG33TL is partially inaccurate.
  2. The DG33TL is not fully compatible with Yorkfield quad cores, though they will function intermittently. (Q8XXX - Q9XXX)
  3. The DG33TL is compatible with Kentsfield XE processors which are not on the support list. (QX6700, QX6800, QX6850)
  4. The Q9550 I purchased works perfectly and has since been tested in other boards.
  5. The DG33TL board works perfectly (with the latest BIOS) with all Kentsfield & Kentsfield XE processors.
Unless someone owning this board has a different experience, this thread should be useful to those owning an Intel DG33TL as it demonstrates an appropriate upgrade path.


Question: Has anyone used the DG33TL with a Q9550 successfully?


I have a DG33TL motherboard with the latest BIOS (0572)
  1. It works fine with a Q6600.
  2. Intel lists the Q9550 as being supported with the BIOS update.
  3. I upgraded to a Q9550.
  4. Half the time it will not post. Ruined my OS installation.
  5. Took out the Q9550, put back in the Q6600.
  6. Q6600 posts every time.
  7. Put back in the Q9550, same problems.

So, I'm wondering if the board can truly use a Q9550 or if the person I bought it from on eBay sold me a chip that he had overclocked the he11 out of.

Has anyone used the DG33TL with a Q9550 successfully?
Edited by Majestic_Lizard - 6/15/11 at 8:46am
    
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I'm going to guess that:
  1. the Q9550 probably really is compatible, just as Intel says it is;
  2. my board, which runs the Q6600 with no problems, works fine; and
  3. the guy who sold the chip to me overclocked the crap out of it and doesn't realize I'll be able to force a return because he has not sold on eBay in a long time.

Edited by Majestic_Lizard - 6/9/11 at 10:52pm
    
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Probably that motherboard is not fully compatible with a Q9550..

Also have you tried to clear CMOS after install of Q9550?

Also I would try that Q9550 in another motherboard just to confirm it's not faulty..


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i hate that board .......i had issues with a Q8200 in it.....all Pentium EXXXX series,Q6600,QX6850, and E8400 worked fine.......kept getting bsods with a Q8200.......also it doesn't support dual gpu cards properly
    
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Probably that motherboard is not fully compatible with a Q9550..

Also have you tried to clear CMOS after install of Q9550?

Also I would try that Q9550 in another motherboard just to confirm it's not faulty..

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http://processormatch.intel.com/Comp...ardname=dg33tl
  • According to Intel, the motherboard is fully compatible with the Q9550 as of BIOS revision 0484. I am running an even newer BIOS.
  • Yes, I cleared the CMOS.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
i hate that board .......i had issues with a Q8200 in it.....all Pentium EXXXX series,Q6600,QX6850, and E8400 worked fine.......kept getting bsods with a Q8200.......also it doesn't support dual gpu cards properly
  • The QX6850 is not listed on the support list, are you sure you tried it with that chip?
  • To be absolutely certain I am going to take the Q9550 to my friend's house and try it in his system as well.

Edited by Majestic_Lizard - 6/9/11 at 10:23pm
    
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positive that the qx6850 works......it has no issues with 65nm quads......also with unlocked multiplier i could overclock it on that board......just choose the multiplier number......unfortunately no voltage control so 3.33GHz(333x10) is all it could do......very good htpc/basic board though
    
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positive that the qx6850 works......it has no issues with 65nm quads......also with unlocked multiplier i could overclock it on that board......just choose the multiplier number......unfortunately no voltage control so 3.33GHz(333x10) is all it could do......very good htpc/basic board though
Do you think the QX9650 would work?
    
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hell no
QX6800 or QX6700, then?

I see the QX9650 is Yorkfield and newer, so I can see why that would not work.
    
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