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Hi all,


I've got a e5 2640 CPU and I'm just wondering will it work on a X79 motherboard?

The motherboard I intend to get is a EVGA X79 Dark.

Wouldn PCIe3 be supported on this combination as well?

Thank you all for have a look.
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Most X79 boards will work with the LGA-2011 Xeons, but this is not a certainty. Without firmware support, there can be issues. I would check the firmware change logs.

Almost all X79 setups support PCI-E 3.0, even on CPUs that didn't have official support past 2.0.
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