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2020/01/13 16:57:46 (permalink)
There's just far too many threads on Xeon's in the X58 boards, looking for someone that has experience with the E760 Rev 1.1 version of the X58 Classified 3x SLI.
I've reset my heatsinks for NB and SB as well a the cooler for the cpu. Adding a Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX 40x10 3 pin fan to the NB later this week in case it's the NB getting too hot. Under stress tests AIDA is seeing up to 74c on the NB so thought that was a good idea to supplement air there. I can get this easily OC'd to 4.1 on air but anything more seems to be an issue. Is there anyone that's done this with the W3690 on the Classified board and got to at least 4.2 or more on decent air cooling? The chip although fully unlocked seems to like a low bclk no matter what and I'm not an OC pro either so I'm sure that doesn't help. Memory is 12gb in 6 sticks of Kingston (came in 2 kits with a fan set) as 2 of part number KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/6GB. I'm not running into memory issues from what I see and it's running at 1.65v at 9/10/9/27 without issue. I'm not sure where to go from here whether a larger OC is worth it. It's my daily rig sitting in an older Coolermaster HAF full size case and lots of airflow.
Anyone with relevant experience I welcome your comments (as long as it's not: 'Hey OC nOOb, buy a clue'!)
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Re: EVGA X58 Classified 3x SLI with Xeon W3690 2020/01/14 08:19:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Thor363 2020/01/14 08:44:44
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Re: EVGA X58 Classified 3x SLI with Xeon W3690 2020/01/16 08:07:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Thor363 2020/01/16 08:55:01
So I have an EVGA X58 Classified 3. My 3680w runs at 4.6ghz @1.411v. I have 6 sticks at a total of 36gb of ram running at 1630mhz. I have not turned it on in forever now. It just sits in a corsair air 750d in my closet. I can't say that if going more than 4.1 would be worth it or not. I know that in games and such the difference between 4ghz and 4.6ghz was very small. Maybe at best in more CPU demanding games it was 10fps. In applications and benchmarks that use all cores then it was a pretty large increase in performance. So to be honest the two things that you have to get silicon lottery for in CPU are the cores and the memory controller. I have seen more people fail OC due to memory more than the cores on the CPU itself. So, in conclusion, I would say if 4.1 is doing you well with no crashing and you play games most of the time then I would just ride it out till you upgrade in the future. If you have any more questions ill try to answer them for you. 

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Re: EVGA X58 Classified 3x SLI with Xeon W3690 2020/01/16 09:02:10 (permalink)
I agree. I was able to get 4.2 without issue after adding the NB Noctua fan (and stock voltage believe it or not). Next area is to find a good GPU since I'm still running on an R7 370 (which was an RMA replacement for one of my two Radeon HD 6970 2gb cards...yep I was ripped off).
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