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I just found some listings for some LGA775 Xeons on eBay. They are cheaper than the regular Core 2 Quads listed and are comparable to them in terms of TDP and feature set. They don't seem to get as many bidders as some of the Core 2 Quad auctions do, so I am tempted to try.

One question though - do they work on regular, non-server motherboards like mine?
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The Xeons should work in your board, no problem. A lot of people do it. As long as your board supports the consumer level equivalent, I can't see any issues.
 
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Yeah, they do in quite a few boards. Its for this reason, people can get e5620's and throw them into R3E's, evga e760's, or e762's.
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Maybe you are thinking the 771 Xeons?
 
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your Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L doesn't support ANY Xeons according to the Gigabyte CPU support list
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your Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L doesn't support ANY Xeons according to the Gigabyte CPU support list
exactly
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post #8 of 14
It depends on the board, and on the Xeon. Intel have been known to put Xeons on altered sockets that don't quite fit the consumer boards. This is not the case with the 1366, which run on any 1366 boards. I am unsure of the 775 Xeons tho (being an AMD bod of late)
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your Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L doesn't support ANY Xeons according to the Gigabyte CPU support list
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exactly
You guys are funny. They aren't officially supported, but they work.
 
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post #10 of 14
I have seen people run dual core Xeons in the old 775 Rampage motherboards but none in Gigabyte P31/P35/P43 chipsets.

Although i HAVE seen a lot in X48
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