[SOLVED] Help please .. Can a Xeon x3380 fit on a g31mx motherboard

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I've looked on the internet and some people say yes and others say no and some say yes if you mod your chip , I'm only a beginner so sorry if it's a noob question?
 
This is hard to say. Foxconn's own site no longer shows any support information on that board. :(

Wayback machine has an archived page on the motherboard and it is clear that it supports the lga775 quads:
https://web.archive.org/web/20190304214927/http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=motherboard&U=en-us0000452

What is not clear however is that if it has bios support for the lga775 xeons. It seems like the chipset should support it, but without bios support it would not work.

The x3380 is only a slight bit faster than the q9650. In fact, so slight that you will only be able to really tell in benchmarks:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Xeon-X3380-vs-Intel-Core2-Quad-Q9650/1286vs1050

I have a q9400, q9550, and a q9500 and can hardly tell much difference between them. The gpu makes more of a difference in overall system performance than the processor in my use case.
 
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For a bit of clarity , it's a foxconn g31mx and I use the pc for light gaming but the newer games aren't working or lagging quite bad so I have maxed out my memory to 4gb ( the max my motherboard will support ) and I've just bought and installed the Asus 710gt 2gb graphics card here are some references for my motherboard - http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Foxconn/G31MX.html
 
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This is hard to say. Foxconn's own site no longer shows any support information on that board. :(

Wayback machine has an archived page on the motherboard and it is clear that it supports the lga775 quads:
https://web.archive.org/web/20190304214927/http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=motherboard&U=en-us0000452

What is not clear however is that if it has bios support for the lga775 xeons. It seems like the chipset should support it, but without bios support it would not work.

The x3380 is only a slight bit faster than the q9650. In fact, so slight that you will only be able to really tell in benchmarks:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Xeon-X3380-vs-Intel-Core2-Quad-Q9650/1286vs1050

I have a q9400, q9550, and a q9500 and can hardly tell much difference between them. The gpu makes more of a difference in overall system performance than the processor in my use case.
 
Reactions: xceeder
May 13, 2020
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This is hard to say. Foxconn's own site no longer shows any support information on that board. :(

Wayback machine has an archived page on the motherboard and it is clear that it supports the lga775 quads:
https://web.archive.org/web/20190304214927/http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=motherboard&U=en-us0000452

What is not clear however is that if it has bios support for the lga775 xeons. It seems like the chipset should support it, but without bios support it would not work.

The x3380 is only a slight bit faster than the q9650. In fact, so slight that you will only be able to really tell in benchmarks:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Xeon-X3380-vs-Intel-Core2-Quad-Q9650/1286vs1050

I have a q9400, q9550, and a q9500 and can hardly tell much difference between them. The gpu makes more of a difference in overall system performance than the processor in my use case.
Okay thanks for replying I appreciate it , I'm gonna go with your advice and I'm going for the q9650 it's on LGA775 so there's no need to modify the board and it seems like a decent enough chip , thanks..
 
Okay thanks for replying I appreciate it , I'm gonna go with your advice and I'm going for the q9650 it's on LGA775 so there's no need to modify the board and it seems like a decent enough chip , thanks..
You should be happy with it. And consider the q9550 too as it will cost about 1/2 what the q9650 will. Also, buy these used from reputable recyclers as the 'new' ones are all fakes with who knows what malware baked into them...
 

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