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What's the best cpu that actually works with this board?

I've had this for a year. Bought it strictly as a movie player for the living room. It can play DVD's, but is horrible at any higher defnition video, regardless of codec/player.

The CPU (one of the VERY few that actually work with this board) is a Prescott D336 Celeron. It was 2.8GHz, but I even overclocked it all the way to a stable 4.2GHz and the playback isn't any better.

Can anyone say with any authority what the best CPU is for this board?

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  • enos9 Feb 05, 2009

    No, its an SLI board, but the GPU is not the problem. The bottleneck is the CPU, trust me.

    For future readers, I will add that I have an 8400GS, an X800XL, and an 8800GTS. It does not matter which card is in it. 1080P is out of the question and 720P (or even 1280x544) cannot keep up and uses 100% CPU usage almost all the time. Not only does this cause stuttering video, but also causes loss of sync in audio, which is moot at this point because the audio signal also stutters on and off continually (SPDIF to surround receiver).

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    I had the nonsync problem with video once on a build and keep switching video cards w/o success. It happend to me after I had changed out and upgraded the cpu on the machine. The solution for me was to reinstall windows. Seems something was confused between the two different CPUs even though it worked,just not properly. I also am wondering why ,since the foxconn website states that you have two video card slots that you did not say that you were running the two matching cards tied together, the 8800 being most common? 
    Sorry I had not been more helpful.  

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Your motherboard link below:

    Two PCIe16 slots. Are you running two cards, tied together and which two? I am running two 7600 NVIDA on my Foxconn motherboard , but have not HD. the ultra gamer I built my son last year runs two 9600 video cards.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    A little confused here. HD and or all video get a lot better with upgraded video cards,not CPUs. It ther not a video slot on this foxcon model?


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best of luck

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