Dual core motherboards

  ddd3 17:32 10 Sep 2005

A simple question just for a change...

From somewhere I got the impression that all socket 939 motherboards would be dual core compatible. Now that the dual chips are here I see that only the new motherboards are advertising dual core compatibility. Did I get my wires crossed?

  AndySD 17:45 10 Sep 2005

Not totally most should support them with a BIOS Update.

  Rayuk 18:57 10 Sep 2005

The only 939 board that will not take dual core cpus are the ones with the via K8T890 and I think there is only the odd board.
The ViaK8T800 is ok,even if your board needs a bios update to recognise the dual core it will still work but only recognise a single core till you flash the bios

  ddd3 21:30 12 Sep 2005

Thanks, you guys seem more up on the subject than the motherboard manufacturers, half of them haven't even replied (Yet). So I either make sure I get the right VIA chipset, or maybe give ATI a try.

I can do that...

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