2015/05/26 17:20:55
GEORGIAN
Hi. I wanted to upgrade my E760 with Xeon W3680 (6 core) or Xeon x5680 (which one?). 
Can someone help me please?  http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/legacy/
 
Do you think it's wort spend $160 for old CPU and old PC? Or by new PC?(Then instead $450 (CPU+GPU R9 290X) i need to spend ~~$1500 but will have longer life)
 
Thanks.
2015/05/26 19:52:09
bill1024
Why not buy a x5660 for 85$ and over clock it to 4 ghz. Or even the x5675
It is a very easy safe overclock that will in most cases run under 1.3v.
1.35 is the Intel max voltage for those chips.
I say x5660 because you will be able to run a 23x multiplier with a 175 bus for 4ghz
Or the x5675 will be the 25 x multiplier.
 
The Classified3 SLI3 and FTW3 should run them with out a hard mod needed.
 
Here's a list for Evga mobo's that support -EP Xeon's & the minimum Rev. required to run them.
I got the list from an other forums x58 1366 xeons very long thread.

E757 - Rev. 1.1
E758 - Rev. 1.2
E760 - Rev. 1.1
E762 - Rev. 1.1
E767 - All
E768 - All

Most of the Rev. 1.0 boards do need a hard mod in order to use -EP Xeons.

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