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Is it possible to use a Xeon cpu do some mid-level gaming?
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post #2 of 13
Yes, Xeons can perform can perform just like any other CPU.
The only big difference is that you can use two of them on the same board on dual-socket motherboards.
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Originally Posted by crazyap7 View Post
Yes, Xeon can perform can perform just like any CPU.
The only big difference is that you can use two of them on the same board.
I was only asking because my Intel dp35dp has no cpu and I have a chance to buy a Xeon 3060 for $40 used.
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Yes a xeon will work fine for games
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I was only asking because my Intel dp35dp has no cpu and I have a chance to buy a Xeon 3060 for $40 used.
"If the pins fit the socket" right?
You should be good to go
post #6 of 13
Unlike with GPUs, "Professional" CPUs are the same as consumer CPUs, but usually with lower voltages, and on occasion better IMCs.

What Xeon are we talking about?

EDIT: assuming the Xeon 3060 is skt 775, it will work.
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Unlike with GPUs, "Professional" CPUs are the same as consumer CPUs, but usually with lower voltages, and on occasion better IMCs.

What Xeon are we talking about?

EDIT: assuming the Xeon 3060 is skt 775, it will work.
This is the one and yes it is skt 775.
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27205
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There is nothing stopping it for working. $40 seems like a pretty good price too.
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There is nothing stopping it for working. $40 seems like a pretty good price too.
It works just fine my friend upgraded to a 17 940 .
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The 3060 will likely run just like a Q6600.
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