geelan

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Is the Intel 550J CPU actually available in the retail market? It appears to live a virtual life only. Many Web suppliers have it in their catalogues but none have it in stock. My Asus P5AD2 MB has been waiting almost three months for this CPU... so what's the story?
 

mozzartusm

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There are some going at very good prices on E-bay right now. Ive bought 2 570J's and a couple of 560's just in the last 2 days. Check it out.

Intel P4 550(3.4)@<font color=green>5Ghz</font color=green>
Asus P5AD2-E-Premium
Crucial Ballistix DDR2 667@<font color=red>DDR2 800<font color=red> Owned!
TT 680W PSU
 

geelan

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Shoud have said I'm European based - looks like Europe is on the wrong of the supply chain. Anybody have info on European availability of the 550J? Is there any point in waiting longer or should I be thinking of an alternative CPU?
 

mozzartusm

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That CPU has been out long enough that you should be able to find it. I dont see why it wouldnt be available. I think that a couple of the 550J's that ive seen on e-bay were from your part of the world.

Intel P4 550(3.4)@<font color=green>5Ghz</font color=green>
Asus P5AD2-E-Premium
Crucial Ballistix DDR2 667@<font color=red>DDR2 800<font color=red> Owned!
TT 680W PSU