Does PCI-e require an Extreme Edition Intel CPU?

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  1. Kolgar

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    I'd heard this was the case, but would like to know for sure.

    I just purchased an HP Media Center with P4 3.4-GHz CPU and PCI-e slot, and the documentation mentioned "Hyper-Threading," but nothing about an Extreme Edition.

    This n00b thanks you in advance.
     
  2. Ichneumon

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    extreme edition intel chips have nothing to do with pci-e.
     
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    Presently the only motherboards that have PCI Express slots are from Intel and these all have the LGA775 socket; IIRC the only LGA775 processors Intel have made are Prescott based and P4EE's. The restriction here is really artcificial - there was talk of motherboard manufacturers making Socket478 motherboards based on 915/925.

    Sooner or later the other chipset vendors will be creating their Intel and AMD PCIe chipsets and then, I suspect, the market will get much more open.
     
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    Celerons are also availeble for LGA775.
     
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    Isn't both VIA's AMD chipset and NForce4 just about out now on the market? I would expect they would be out in...ehm...force, in december at the latest...
     
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