Does this board accept dual-core CPUs?
|Lewis Rosenthal |
Yes, the latest Core2 Duo and Core2 Quad CPUs will run just fine on this board (see Intel's specs, referenced from the homepage link, above).
|Eugene Gorbunoff |
Lewis Rosenthal added:
OS: eComStation RC6a
(RC7 hung merging hardware selections):
2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q8400
Intel 3945ABG mPCIe Wi-Fi card mounted on PCI adapter board (works flawlessly)
The client couldn't be happier, and everything, down to the onboard serial port works. The onboard Intel video is handled by SNAP (and Panorama) as VESA, and the performance there is rather lackluster, but it works.
On another similar system, I had to add on a PCI parallel card. APIC mapped the IRQ to 23, which was no good for PRINT01.SYS, so I used ACPI.CFG to remap it to 7, and this got printing working. The serial port gave me issues using the included PSCOM.SYS, but not the "updated" one from the BetaZone, which seems to be working fine.
I have on order for testing an Intel DP45SG ([url] ), 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q9400, and 2GB PC-10660 1333MHz DDR-3 SDRAM. If anyone has built anything similar or used one of the new i7 processors & compatible motherboards, I'd be interested to hear.