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I have a asus z8na motherboard, with one E5504 cpu atm. Can i put an E5506 next to it or should the two cpus be identical?

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Normally you always need the same CPUs. – Jacob Mar 5 '12 at 20:44
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Both CPU's should be identical.

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Identical in both model and stepping. – Robin Gill Mar 5 '12 at 21:21
Thanks, i will have to look into the stepping thing. Also, i dont think i can find the same ram bloks as im using with the current cpu. Do i need to buy all new ram bloks for both cpus, or do it only need same type for each cpu parts. – Poul K. Sørensen Mar 5 '12 at 22:22

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