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i975X Based Mainboards Acquire Conroe Support

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Although Intel claims that i975X chipsets as well as the not yet announced i965 chipsets should all support Conroe processors, the mainboards based on the former one that are available in stores these days may be incompatible with the promising CPUs. As we have already told you earlier the problem lies with the new modified voltage regulator circuitry that the mainboard need (to meet the VRM11 requirements). Luckily, the mainboard vendors decided to get ready for the upcoming processors in advance, so some of them are already able to offer the users their Conroe-ready solutions
Yay for all those i975x owners (pauldovi)

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WOOT! I knew it. I have been saying it all along that ASUS will make Conroe work with i975X! Considering that there are only 3 companies with i975X boards out (Gigabyte, ASUS, Intel), we can assume that ASUS is one of the ones that made their board Conroe friendly. Remember how the P5WD2-E (i975X) only has a smaller 4 phase voltage regulator, and the P5WD2 (955) has the 8 phase. Why ASUS would but a smaller voltage regulator on their flagship board didn't make sense at first, but now it does.
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WOOT! I knew it. I have been saying it all along that ASUS will make Conroe work with i975X! Considering that there are only 3 companies with i975X boards out (Gigabyte, ASUS, Intel), we can assume that ASUS is one of the ones that made their board Conroe friendly. Remember how the P5WD2-E (i975X) only has a smaller 4 phase voltage regulator, and the P5WD2 (955) has the 8 phase. Why ASUS would but a smaller voltage regulator on their flagship board didn't make sense at first, but now it does.
Haha. Yea i guess now im saving for the Asus P5WD2-E Premium/E6600/7900GT/2GB DDR2 667 , ill be there by end of the summer, then watercooling!
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Haha. Yea i guess now im saving for the Asus P5WD2-E Premium/E6600/7900GT/2GB DDR2 667 , ill be there by end of the summer, then watercooling!
You want to have DDR2-800 or DDR2-1000.
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