Quesiton about Xeon support on a specific P55 Board

So I've recently managed to find a pretty good local deal on a MSI-MS-7588 P55M-SD40 Motherboard for $30, with an i5-750. My initial plans were to replace the CPU with an X3440/50, but after doing a little research, I don't see any support for it on MSI-P55 boards. Anybody have any idea on whether or not I'll be successful in my endeavor? Will I need to flash a certain bios? Any input would be helpful, thanks. Here's a link to the board:



  • exturkconnerexturkconner Posts: 398
    Should be just fine.
  • Update: For $30, couldn't go wrong, good deal either way. Met up with the guy, super nice. Get home, start clearing the thermal paste off the cpu and notice that it's an i7-875k instead of an i5-750, which I was stoked about. 

    So I'm now debating on whether or not to sell the i7 for a xeon or just stick with it. Anyhow, it was a good day. 


  • exturkconnerexturkconner Posts: 398
    Well your current processor is binned for higher clocks and unlocked. The chances of getting a xeon to do any better aren't especially likely at this point. 
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