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    Question Penryn

    Anyone no if current crops of boards such as the P5B will support the new Penryn processors?

    I no they support 1333FSB, don't they?

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    Doubt it, though maybe some will get away with just a bios update, intels own board needed a hardware modification to run them.

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    how long do you reckon it will be before some good boards come that support both c2d and Penryn then?

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    Well, its been about 8 months since c2d was launched and you could probably count the amount of good boards on one hand...assuming that you had 2 fingers of course.
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    http://event.asus.com/mb/fsb1333/

    There's a damn good chance most will IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Well, its been about 8 months since c2d was launched and you could probably count the amount of good boards on one hand...assuming that you had 2 fingers of course.
    LOL you would no clunk as you seem to be the C2D board king!

    I suppose the next question is, is it worth waiting for a penryn board that hopefully run a C2D CPU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    http://event.asus.com/mb/fsb1333/

    There's a damn good chance most will IMO.
    OP is asking about penryn support, not 1333fsb

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    Penryn will be s775 FSB133 CPU and could potentially work in a lot of C2D boards.

    Only time will tell though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Penryn will be s775 FSB133 CPU and could potentially work in a lot of C2D boards.

    Only time will tell though.
    I seriously disbelieve that.Intel ,themselves ,have stated that they're thinking of changing the pin count but the formation is still going to be LGA so those 'future-proofed-1333FSB' boards that were assumed to run the 45nm CPUs were quite a marketing trick imo.Although there is going to be some backward compatibility in the form of the DDR2&3 supporting AsRock-style boards to compensate for the HUGE leap in technology.

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    I think I read that Penryn is going to debut on LGA775 then possibly move to a new socket.

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    One does not follow the other.

    There are 1333FSB chips coming out that will use DDR2. Penryn will use DDR3.

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    Penryn is DDR2. Bearlake intels new chipset(not chip) is DDR3.

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8437

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    having read a few of those articles im beginning to think Penryn will run on some of the current boards but maybe ill hang fire till bearlake comes along cause having studied the market for a while id like a C2D but then be able to upgrade to bearlake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    Penryn is DDR2. Bearlake intels new chipset(not chip) is DDR3.

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8437

    Then clearly I am talking ****! Apologies all

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