Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 ReviewFormer staff writer -
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To install the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor, you will first need a motherboard that is compatible with the CPU. Whether it be through a bios flash or a motherboard that is designed to support it is of extreme importance. As you can see, I first chose to use the Abit IP35 motherboard which I thought was compatible with the processor, but I was mistaken and later found that at this time, only the Abit IP35 Pro support it. I then tried my DFI Lanpaty 680i LT, but ended up crushing the resistors on the rear of the board installing the Thermalright Ultra90 heatsink. So finally with a bios flash, I was able to utilize my DFI Lanparty UT P35-T2R.