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Who makes a Dual Quad Core CPU Motherboard?

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I am wanting to build a PC with dual quad core CPU's. I would like to use the Intel QC Extreme CPU's for this, as the AMD CPU's are showing poor performance against these. What I would like to know is if there is a MB manufacture that makes such a product. I checked on the intel site, but couldnt find anything.

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Brad
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Many to choose from. Asus, ABIT, MSI, etc. what vendor you like?
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You would only be able to do it with a server board and Quad core Xeon CPUs
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The reason you couldn't find one is because they don't exist. If you want to run 2 quad core processors you'll wont be able to use Intel's core 2 QX series you'll have to use Intels socket 771 quad core xeons(e53xx and x53xx series). The Xeons are just as fast if not faster than the core 2's and the same clock speed.
Dual 771 motherboards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200302+1071321504&Configurator=&Subcategory=302&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=
Quad core Xeons
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2+50001157+40000343+1302825342+1051721706&Configurator=&Subcategory=343&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

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I noticed that Gary :o) so I input the Tyan link.
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Brad, just out of curiosity, what were you thinking about using this pc for? Gaming etc? Another guy at my office was thinking of building a pc version of the MAC PRO, using a 2 CPU motherboard with the plan to do HD video editing in the background while doing other work. He called one of the high end ultra gamer pc companies for their input. The sales rep said (and I have no knowledge of this one way or the other) that the Xenon processors have a math-check or data-check feature built in. Thus when one of their techies tried this installation for gaming, it played no faster than using a single QX chip because at each step of the game, the chip is checking its calculation.  Please let us know if you learn more.
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