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OK so one of our great members was nice enough to send me a motherboard and all he asked in return is to pay shipping and test a processor for him

He sent me a Socket 775 Xeon x3350 2.66 Ghz Processor. Now my concern is that the processor won't work in the XFX nForce 780i SLI motherboard. I have checked the CPU Compatibility List and the Xeon is not on the list. But the Q9450 is on the list. The sender of the processor said it was equivellent to the Q9450 Processor. So I checked the specs on both ends and they are identical. Is the X3350 the same as a Q9450 in all but name only?

Intel® Xeon® Processor X3350

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9450

A response at some point in the next few hours would be nice as I will be headed home and my rig is currently in pieces in the midst of upgrade.
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I just upgraded from the Xeon X3350 a few weeks ago. The X3350 and Q9450 are carbon copies of each other with the exception of their names. If it supports the Q9450, it supports the X3350 also.
Edited by nezzarix - 7/29/11 at 6:07pm
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It says socket 775 on the spec sheet. As that is a consumer board, it most likely hasn't been tested with server grade processors, so they aren't able to officially support the chip. But with is matching sockets, it will probably work.

I don't think any RAM I've ever bought has been on my compatibility lists, and i've never had trouble with that either.
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So what kind of Overclock can I look forward to with the 780i and Xiggy DK?
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post #5 of 6
Not sure about the 780i but my Xeon x3350 ran at 3.9Ghz on a P5E-VM HDMI. My friend's x3350 is running at 4.2Ghz. They are identical to the Q9450 but they seem to OC a bit better. It might just be a coincidence though.
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I have owned the 780i, 780i FTW, and 750i FTW mobo's. The 750i FTW hits 2000 FSB stable 24/7, the 780i FTW hit 1850 stable, the 780i only could do 1700. This is with a q9650.
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