Xeon x5670

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sanyo, May 25, 2012.

  1. Sanyo

    Sanyo Member

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    Hi ho Guys,

    My question for the knowledge base today is....

    Im currently running an i7 980x (1366) and have been offered a Xeon x5670 (brand new) as a swap...should i ?

    Yes i know the Xeon is a server based chip (?)

    Cheers in advance :)
     
  2. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    There's no official CPU support for Xeon for your board so it may or may not work. Use at your own risk.

    deltatux
     
  3. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    wont work sorry. you need specific boards to work with xeons.
     
  4. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    My Classified 3 (among other eVGA x58 boards) supports it...
     

  5. Sanyo

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    ok thanks for the fast replies...didnt even think of checking to see if my MB suppots it...just got the 1366 thing blinding me!
     
  6. gunman127

    gunman127 Master Guru

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    It's quite a downgrade if you look at the default frequencies...
     
  7. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I'm currently running a W3680 (basically a 980X) in my ASUS P6T7 WS SC motherboard, though I think mine supports Xeons out of the box as it is a workstation board. That Xeon you're being offerend supports 2 QPI links (only 1 for mine), meant for twin-CPU servers, and ECC RAM as mine does. I was surprised however my CPU does have an unlocked multi, makes OCing MUCH easier as you probably know, though going much beyond 4.4 GHz is a hard thing to do.
     

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