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Old 12-05-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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Advice on Q9550 and DDR3


Okey .. so i want to build a new box ...

I have a Core 2 Quad Q9550 ...

I want advice on chosing a motherboard that will work with the proc I already have and will be 100% compatible ( arhitecture and everything ) ...

please talk from experience .. if you have a Core 2 Quad Q9550, and running Slackware with no problems at all post your motherboard and any (bad) experience you had.


PS: i messed up the title .. i have 2 x DDR3 at 1 GB each and 2 DDR2 at 1 GB each .. it's fine by me either to use the DDR3 or the DDR2 ...

PS2: Please a mod erase the "and DDR3" from topic title, 10x in advance

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Old 12-05-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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Two places to look would be:
http://hardware4linux.info/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php/cat/8

I added my board to the HCL and it works fine, no instability or crashes with the standard Slackware kernels, and it does support your processor:
http://processormatch.intel.com/Comp...ardName=DP35DP

I did experience some instability after I once built one of the newest kernels, but it was likely that that was caused by me taking out as much as I could and turning on some experimental stuff.

I think P35 chipset mobos are very well supported. So are ICH chipsets of less than or equal to ICH9. I have an ICH9R. My advice is also to stay away from controller manufacturers JMicron, Silicon Image, and Marvel/Yukon because they tend to have either bad drivers or hardware issues. I had a JMicron controller on a Gigabyte board it cause some weird side-effects, until I disabled it in the BIOS.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 03:58 PM   #3
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Just wanted to get back to you ...

I now have
CPU: Q9550
Mobo: EG41MF-S2H
Mem: 2 x 2 GB A-Data 800 Mhz

The sistem installed perfectly and everything works 100%, like a charm ...


it's a shame that DDR3 isn`t that well suported for now, and mobos have some bugs in them ... but the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 isn`t that much .. so .. everything worked out in the end

10x
 
Old 12-10-2008, 04:10 PM   #4
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Well, it depends on the chipset and mobo if DDR3 is supported. I haven't heard of DDR3 being the cause of such problems tho.
 
  


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