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P9x79 e ws compatability

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I thought I would ask here and see what everyone thinks I have a new p9x79 e ws from asus and its list of supported chips is kinda slim is there any reason that a intel E5-2689 would not work in it? The chip would be retail not ES thumb.gif I think it should work but want some other peoples opinions before I toss that much money away.
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I would expect the E5-2689 to work without issue. I cannot guarantee it, but in my experience ASUS workstation boards are extremely tolerant of Xeon parts of the appropriate socket.
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