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Q6600 Bundled With Mobo That May Not Work?


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#1 kimbo_g

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:14 PM

I purchased a Q6600 CPU and mobo bundle this weekend to do my first build, and I'm worried the mobo won't support the Quad.

The mobo is an ECS 671T-M, It says it supports Core 2 Duo, but not the Quad. Also, I have DDR2 800 memory... will it work? Just at a slower speed?

I was hoping to use onboard video until I can get some $$ to upgrade to a card.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:15 PM

I would hope if you bought it as a bundle from a reputable dealer it would be matched correctly
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All the articles I've found on this bundle are complaining how Fry's sold out of them in minutes. There's also a bunch of them for sale on Craigslist

Edited by garmanma, 24 November 2007 - 08:34 PM.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:59 PM

Good luck on that ECS motherboard, get an EXTENDED WARRANTY. Not from personal experience but from members on the forums. Hopefully they have improved their manufacturing process and you won't have a problem.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:03 PM

I got mine from Fry's, didn't seem to sell out here in Dallas too fast though... I waited in the checkout line for 3 hrs though...

I saw that it will support the Core 2 Duo up to 1066 FSB, but does the Q6600 fall into that category? Will the 800 RAM work?

Good luck on that ECS motherboard, get an EXTENDED WARRANTY. Not from personal experience but from members on the forums. Hopefully they have improved their manufacturing process and you won't have a problem.


Yeah, too late for the warranty... I don't want to damage the CPU... All told, the mobo only cost $32.00... should I put it together and see if it will boot?

Edited by kimbo_g, 24 November 2007 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:34 PM

It's supposed to work and support your CPU from what I've read. I'm not found of ECS. I'd go ahead and try it. Later on down the road maybe save for a better board, then a graphics card. This is the memory your board supports:

# Error Detection Support: Non-ECC only
# Chipset: SiS 671
# DDR2 SDRAM Frequencies: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, and PC2-5300
# Supported DRAM Types: DDR2 SDRAM only
# Module Types Supported: Unbuffered only
# Max Unbuffered DDR SDRAM: 4096MB
# Max Component Density: 1024
# Graphics Support: PCI Express x16
# 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Banking: 2 (2 banks of 1)

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