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post #1 of 20
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Just thought Id post this from another site for all of those that think the 975X boards will support the upcoming conroe.

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Still much speculation and rumor running around regarding Conroe support for current 975x motherboards. Let me take a moment to clear the air for all, once and final. Listen up!

1) Boards based on the 975X chipset, available for sale right now, are NOT Conroe compatable, nor will they be with just a BIOS update. The reason why is that the current boards all have a PWM buck controller that does not support VRM revision 11. At the very least a small revision to the board will need to be made along with a new BIOS. End of story.

2) 965X boards, available for sale soon, will all be Conroe compatable. These are being designed to support Conroe from release. They will most likely arrive in market before comparable 975X boards and well before Conroe is available to the public.

3) If you plan on running Conroe later this summer. DO NOT buy a 975X board now with the hope that a BIOS will be made that makes your Conroe drop-in compatable. Now, if you are buying a 975X board for other reasons, knock yourself out.

I am providing this information to the public so that you don't all buy boards and 2-3 months from now cry your eyes out when you find that you need to buy yet another board.

Let the rumors stop!
EDIT MORE!!!
]Intel D975XBX (revision 304 and greater) motherboard with latest BIOS ("0618"/1009) supports Conroe:
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Where is the link from? i'm not about to buy any new mb till after the cpu is out and in the publics hands.
Good find.
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post #3 of 20
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From 1 of the few people in the world that actualy has 1 and has tried it in every 975x board with every bios versions includeing the beta versions.

The 1 the only FCG (Freecableguy) from XS(Xtremesystems.org)
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Ok, where is this guy getting his enlightenment from?

The whole VRM is as much a rumor as everything else. Can you provide me a link to Intel saying that their is a VRM problem? If you think about it logically, you would realize that Conroe uses more than 1.1V, which is the lowest that the P5WD2-E offers. Also, desktop motherboard that support the Core Duo have the 975X, the same one that is on the Conroe. If they support Core Duo, they support Conroe. Also, ASUS did not include its famous 8-phase voltage regulator, but rather a weaker 4-phase one. No won really understood why, but it seems to fit Conroe specs.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
Ok, where is this guy getting his enlightenment from?

The fact that this guy actualy has the stuff. But I tell you what go ask him your questions, he might be able to feel you in ALOT more.

Here is a link to the thread.

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Also, desktop motherboard that support the Core Duo have the 975X, the same one that is on the Conroe. If they support Core Duo, they support Conroe
That is completely untrue. The boards supporting the Core Duo Mobils were designed around that CPU, the current 975x 775 boards were not. Just because the Core duo works in a board with the same chip does not at all mean the conroe will work in a 775 board with the same chip. Id like you to post a link of intel saying that.
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all i know if a new revision of the p5wd2-e comes out soon that will definently support conroe. the one i have will suddenly stop working and i will be forced to RMA it

i am thinking along the lines like what pauldovi said and he has some good ideas about the engineering of this board. all signs point to yes but all people say hell no.
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Originally Posted by Adeoliver
The fact that this guy actualy has the stuff. But I tell you what go ask him your questions, he might be able to feel you in ALOT more.

Here is a link to the thread.
But how can this guy say that a BIOS revision won't work? LOL!

Explain to me why the lasted ASUS Beta BIOS for the P5WD2-E has the voltage options in the BIOS dropping to 1.1V? Why would ASUS include their 8-phase voltage regulator in their 945 and 955 boards, but not their flagship 975 boards? The whole VRM thing is bogus. ASUS makes difference VRMs than MSI than Gigabyte, than everyone else. Just some common sense would tell us the compatability issues are not with a VRM.
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by outcast623
all i know if a new revision of the p5wd2-e comes out soon that will definently support conroe. the one i have will suddenly stop working and i will be forced to RMA it

i am thinking along the lines like what pauldovi said and he has some good ideas about the engineering of this board. all signs point to yes but all people say hell no.
Well I tend to believe what people say with actual hands on time rather then speculation or he said-she said.

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Explain to me why the lasted ASUS Beta BIOS for the P5WD2-E has the voltage options in the BIOS dropping to 1.1V? Why would ASUS include their 8-phase voltage regulator in their 945 and 955 boards, but not their flagship 975 boards? The whole VRM thing is bogus. ASUS makes difference VRMs than MSI than Gigabyte, than everyone else. Just some common sense would tell us the compatability issues are not with a VRM.
Well I dont know why you would ask me to explain this as I DO NOT have the cpu to test so I CAN NOT answer anything. If its questions you want you need to go ask the person that has it.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adeoliver
Well I tend to believe what people say with actual hands on time rather then speculation or he said-she said.
I tend to believe what Intel and motherboard makers say. And they have not said anything about a voltage regulator issue. It is illogical.
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yeah and if you go and read that link the guy listed the FCG guys says he is running the conroe at 1.175v! i dont think ASUS just felt like letting you run less voltage in the new BIOS i think they did it for a reason
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