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Old January 28, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Does anybody have an AMD FX-70 or FX-72 or FX-74?

I'm thinking about buying one of these: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ...And then flashing the BIOS to one of these: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ...So that I could run it with a pair of Opteron 23**-series quad cores.

Problem is, that in order to do the BIOS flash, I need one of the CPUs that the board is originally compatible with with the stock BIOS, which are limited to the three I mentioned. Seriously, who would make a mobo with a CPU compatibility list that is precisely three entries deep? Anyway, that's neither here nor there...

So my question is - does anybody have an AMD FX-70, FX-72 or FX-74 that I could borrow just for a few moments so I can flash the BIOS on the board? I am prepared to compensate you in an appropriate manner for your act of Good Samaritanism.

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Old January 28, 2010, 11:04 PM
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I don't, but I thought I'd let you know those links do not work.
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Old January 28, 2010, 11:16 PM
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Weird - they work for me. Thanks for letting me know!

So the board I'd like to buy is an ASUS L1N64-SLI WS (Newegg.com - ASUS L1N64-SLI WS Dual L(1207FX) NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP SSI CEB AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards).

The board I'd like to turn it into is an ASUS L1N64-SLI WS/B (Newegg.com - ASUS L1N64-SLI WS/B Dual 1207(F) NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI SSI CEB Dual AMD Opteron Server Motherboard - Server Motherboards).

Hopefully those links work.
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Old January 28, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Yep all the links you posted work for me.
Woah.. what could you use a motherboard like that for?
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Old January 29, 2010, 06:00 AM
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But in all seriousness wish i did because i'd lend it to you, all i can offer is a free thread bump
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Yep all the links you posted work for me.
Woah.. what could you use a motherboard like that for?
OC'd Dual Quad setup.
Edit: AMD Athlon 64 FX FX-70 2.6 GHz Processor cpu on eBay.ca (item 150398466886 end time 15-Feb-10 02:25:25 EST)
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Old January 29, 2010, 06:30 AM
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Yup - it's hard to find multi-socket boards that can overclock. Thanks for the link Meta, but I would prefer to not have to buy a $140 CPU just for 90 seconds of use.
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Old January 29, 2010, 06:37 AM
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Yup - it's hard to find multi-socket boards that can overclock. Thanks for the link Meta, but I would prefer to not have to buy a $140 CPU just for 90 seconds of use.
"Buy it now... or best offer"? Try offering them very little at least, then sell it back on ebay when you're done with it. The 4x4 platform wasn't exactly popular...

Or, why not just get the L1N64-SLI/B right away? If you can find it that is.
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Old January 29, 2010, 07:13 AM
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Let me call a buddy. I know a few months back we were digging thru his old computer junk, and I noted he had his old FX-70 rig still rotting away. He has since moved on to a Q9550 setup. Maybe I can 'borrow' the rig off him.

I'll get back to you.
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Old January 29, 2010, 07:20 AM
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Thanks man, that would be awesome - I'm knocking on wood right now.
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