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bcborn
06-10-2010, 04:38 AM
I have the following components and would like suggestions as to which motherboard to purchase that would support the following pieces.

I have a Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 CPU at 2.66 Mhz Socket 775
2G PC3200 DDR SDRam (400mhz) 184 pin
Asus AH4650 1G AGP Video Card
SATA 2 Hard Drive

Would like onboard sound 5/1 minimum and Gigabit lan if possible.

I have seen three boards 775i65G, 775dual-Vsta and 4coredual Sata 2 not sure what is better or if there is anything better out there.

ASRock TSD - Sean C
06-16-2010, 03:02 AM
Dear Bcborn

4CoreDual-SATA2 could be your best choice.
If you want to read more information about 4CoreDual-SATA2, please refer to following link.
4CoreDual-SATA2 spec. (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=4CoreDual-SATA2)

Thanks.

Best Wishes
Sean

bcborn
06-16-2010, 09:52 AM
Sean, much appreciated.

Here is an interesting note;

ASRock has not included any new cpu's on there 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0 support list that were manufactured after May 2009.

E7500 Core 2 Duo - released in Jan 2009
E6300 Dual Core - released in May 2009


There are 3 new CPU's that are based on the above architecture and released after May 2009 and they are;

E7600 Core 2 Duo - Released Jun 2009
E6500 Dual Core - Released Aug 2009
E5500 Dual Core - Released Apr 2010

The last bios update to address CPU support was done in 2008. I contacted tech support and was told, if its not listed it has issues. Is this really the case or maybe nothing has been tested since May 2009. If they were tested, Is the issue with the 2.20 bios or the boards architecture. It's been suggested by others that these CPU do work under the 2.20a Bios through Pc-Treiber.http://forums.anandtech.com/images/smilies/familiar/sad.png

Sean, comments please.