TheEternalUpgrade Still enjoying the ride on my e758 mobo, but I have the itch to squeeze out a little more from this platform. I'm looking at the 980x, w3680, & X5680 CPU's... however, for some reason the w3680 is not on the CPU compatibility list. My understanding is that the w3680 and x5680 are both westrmere's, except that the w3680 is single CPU only like the 980x... making it a likely alternative. Did the CPU compatibility list miss a revision, or is there truly an incompatibility between x58's (specifically my e758) and the w3680? edit: And if it makes a difference, I'm pretty sure my e758-A1 is a v1.0 board
TheEternalUpgrade Thank you for the reply HeavyHemi. I thought it might be a tech support question after I originally posted and basically copied my initial post in a submission to them. I smell an RMA in my future which is too bad; I hear that sometimes what you get back can be worse. This board has served me well for 3 weeks shy of 4 years... and I hope the next one will be as solid! Is your board a rev 1.2, or did eVGA mod an earlier version for your gulftown? If a Xeon will run on a newer rev unmodded, I'd almost prefer that... I just wonder if I'd be stuck at the X5680 as my only option in that case as the w3680 is not on the compatibility list.
Porpoise Hork This thread got me curious about something much like this as my wife has severely limited my upgrade possibilities. So not trying jack the thread, but where would I find out what rev my board is? I looked on the product listing under the Member Home section and it does not list the board revision.
TheEternalUpgrade Too bad they don't offer cross-ship on these older boards.
HeavyHemiTop left of the board
Porpoise Hork Hmm, they did some six months ago. I guess it's a good thing I have already paid for cross shipping on this board. I had an issue with the board refusing to see two of my cpu's main and HT cores after a bios flash (good old 83). I set up the RMA with cross shipping but was able to restore it after flashing it several times to a much older bios. So I had EVGA cancel the RMA, but due to a company policy they were not able to refund the cost to cross ship so they left it on file so I can use it later.