just came across this board, its very similar to the Asus P5PE-VM that i chose:
its called the Asrock 775i65G R3.0http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications
except it seems to have better CPU support then the asus board i picked...http://www.asrock.co...G R3.0/?cat=CPU
775* Core 2 Extreme QX6800(G0) Kentsfield 2.93GHz 1066MHz 8MB All
775* Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe XE 2.93GHz 1066MHz 4MB All
775* Core 2 Quad Q6700(G0) Kentsfield 2.66GHz 1066MHz 8MB All
775* Core 2 Quad Q6600(G0) Kentsfield 2.4GHz 1066MHz 8MB All
775* Core 2 Quad Q6600(B3) Kentsfield 2.40GHz 1066MHz 8MB All
775* Core 2 Quad Q6400(B3) Kentsfield 2.13GHz 1066MHz 8MB All
775* Core 2 Duo E7300(M0) Wolfdale 2.66GHz 1066MHz 3MB All
775* Core 2 Duo E7200(M0) Wolfdale 2.53GHz 1066MHz 3MB All
775* Pentium Dual Core E6800 Wolfdale 3.33GHz 1066MHz 2MB All
775* Pentium Dual Core E6700(R0) Wolfdale 3.2GHz 1066MHz 2MB All
775* Pentium Dual Core E6600(R0) Wolfdale 3.06GHz 1066MHz 2MB All
775* Pentium Dual Core E6500(R0) Wolfdale 2.93GHz 1066MHz 2MB All
775* Pentium Dual Core E6500K(R0) Wolfdale 2.93GHz 1066MHz 2MB All
775 Pentium Dual Core E5900(R0) Wolfdale 3.40GHz 800MHz 2MB All
775 Pentium Dual Core E5800 Wolfdale 3.2GHz 800MHz 2MB All
775 Pentium Dual Core E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 800MHz 2MB All
775 Pentium Dual Core E5500(R0) Wolfdale 2.8GHz 800MHz 2MB All
775 Pentium Dual Core E5300(R0) Wolfdale 2.60GHz 800MHz 2MB All
775 Pentium Dual Core E5200(M0) Wolfdale 2.50GHz 800MHz 2MB All
strange it would support e7300 + e7200 but not the 7400,7500,7600 1066 wolfdale chips??
the e7400 + e7500 in particular are sort of equivelent to the x6800 for instance..
Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8 GHz 3 MB 1066 MT/s 10.5× 0.85–1.3625 V 65 W LGA 775
Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz 3 MB 1066 MT/s 11× 0.85–1.3625 V 65 W LGA 775
Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz 4 MB 1066 MT/s 11× 0.85–1.5 V 75 W LGA 775
e7500 has the same multiplier, same ghz, same fsb but is not listed for support. perhaps it wasnt released when they did the bios update..? thats the
only explanation i can think of.. e7200,e7300,e7400,e7500 were released in April 2008, August 2008, October 2008, January 2009
so that would put the time of the bios adjustment + updates to be around end of august 2008... well before october 2008 or jan 2009 so that would explain why no support for e7400,e7500 i guess..
but.. is that a deal breaker? maybe. this is sort of a mystery because it shows support for e5800 chip which i just checked was released 4th quarter 2010.. so there goes that theory?
still i wonder.. why no e7400, e7500, e7600 support? i must contact ASROCK..
What do you think? do you think the e7400 + e7500 + e7600 may possibly work on this motherboard?
or do they need explicit BIOS code built in to recognize the chip?
also the e7600 wasnt released untill May 2009.
the asus board i picked does not support Wolfdale or Kentsfield CPU's... but i ended up getting a deal tonight on an X6800 Conroe XE for 30$
from a recycling company in texas;) but, i dont think i'll be able to get that to 1333FSB on my Asus P5PE-VM as it's OC FSB is 1066,, base fsb is 800.
similar to this board, it only supports 800 FSB for using the built in graphics.. but 1066 for external so given that similarity its safe to say this little asrock will
likely not do 1333 FSB either, but they seemed to have spent more time on supporting some newer cpus.. I wish i could put a Q6600 into the Asus P5PE-VM, it doesnt support quads at all.
hmm.. maybe i should find one of these;) appears to have Win98se drivers too! dissappointing that it only has 10/100 networking built in.. that might be a deal breaker.. The asus board has gigabit ethernet..
now that im looking i also see a full ATX system by Asrock
its called the ConRoe865PEhttp://www.asrock.co...el/ConRoe865PE/
this board also supports Q6600 Kentsfield.. wow i wish i had found this a few weeks back
i was using a motherboard search engine site called "interloper.com" but i think its only
relative to what they actually had or have instock rather then a comprehensive search on whats
available by manufacturers.
775* Core 2 Extreme QX6700(B3) Kentsfield 2.66GHz 1066MHz 8MB P1.50
775* Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe XE 2.93GHz 1066MHz 4MB P1.20
775* Core 2 Quad Q6600(B3) Kentsfield 2.40GHz 1066MHz 8MB P1.50
775* Core 2 Quad Q6400(B3) Kentsfield 2.13GHz 1066MHz 8MB P1.50
definately less cpu support on this board.. but at least it still supports the Q6600! (which i happen to have 2 of) If anyone knows of any other motherboards that have windows 98se drivers and support Intel Core Processors past Conroe + 65nm + 1066 FSB, please do share a link to the said board here!