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Thread: Intel QX9650 vs Q9650 with EP45C-DS3




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    Default Intel QX9650 vs Q9650 with EP45C-DS3

    Any one knows why my board EP-45C-DS3 supports all QX,s 9, and not the Q9650 or 9770 under F1 version??

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    Default Re: Intel QX9650 vs Q9650 with EP45C-DS3

    If you look at the cpu support list, you'll see that earlier processors with C1 stepping are supported by the F1 bios.
    The F4 bios is required for the newer processors with the newer E0 stepping.
    Processors with R0 stepping require F5 or newer bios versions.
    This is normal with most/all motherboards.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
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    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Default Re: Intel QX9650 vs Q9650 with EP45C-DS3

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    If you look at the cpu support list, you'll see that earlier processors with C1 stepping are supported by the F1 bios.
    The F4 bios is required for the newer processors with the newer E0 stepping.
    Processors with R0 stepping require F5 or newer bios versions.
    This is normal with most/all motherboards.
    The qx ( extrem) series have the multiplier disabled.. it,s that the reason why ??

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    Default Re: Intel QX9650 vs Q9650 with EP45C-DS3

    Probably!!
    I had to update my P35-DS3L to bios version F9 to install my E6300 (R0) 2.80GHz cpu.
    It might have worked (somewhat) with the older bios, but I wouldn't have full use of the 10.5x cpu multiplier.
    Trying to run with an unsupported cpu is highly questionable at best.

    If you need help with flashing your bios to a newer version, check out the Sticky: BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide".
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    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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