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kyle_L March 30, 2010 09:23 PM

new dual quad build.
 
i am looking at investing in a dual quad i7 build and my first question is can i use 1 processor and then upgrade to 2, the ASUS Z8NA-D6C is what u would use and what ram would you suggest.

Zero82z March 30, 2010 10:24 PM

Keep in mind that you must use non-W series Xeon CPUs in that motherboard; i7 and W-series Xeons (basically rebranded i7s) do not have the second QPI link needed for functioning in a dual-socket motherboard.

gomer March 30, 2010 10:25 PM

dual cpu boards dont support i7 prcessors only xeon 5500-5600 and i would go with the evga sr2 classided 4way sli board and id just go with corsair dominator 8-8-8 24 's 6 or 8 gigs per prcessor.

-not really worth doing for a gaming rig

-not sure if you can use only one processor or not i was wondering that myself actually.

Zero82z March 30, 2010 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gomer (Post 356725)
-not sure if you can use only one processor or not i was wondering that myself actually.

You can, but it must still be a Xeon chip with two QPI links.

kyle_L March 30, 2010 10:33 PM

yes i know it must be a xeon proc, that is why i did not state that question in my post, i only need to know about using one proc and what sets of ram i can use.

SugarJ March 30, 2010 10:37 PM

The specs state it can use non-ECC ram, so I think it will take normal DDR3 sticks. I wait to be corrected.

Zero82z March 30, 2010 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyle_L (Post 356731)
yes i know it must be a xeon proc, that is why i did not state that question in my post, i only need to know about using one proc and what sets of ram i can use.

You mentioned i7 in your original post, so I was just making sure. I've answered your question about using one CPU. As for the RAM, I'm pretty sure any standard DDR3 kits will work fine in that motherboard.


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