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Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680

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2013/01/22 20:22:16 (permalink)
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
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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/22 21:39:19 (permalink)
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    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

    Rev v1.0 board is going to be an issue.
     
    The X58 boards will support Westmeres on the following revisions:  
    E758 - rev 1.2
     
    And likely the Gulftown will be an issue too. You might wish to contact EVGA and see if they will modify the board for you.

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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/22 22:09:30 (permalink)
    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.



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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/22 22:55:07 (permalink)
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    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.

    Both my boards are 1.2. If you're under warranty they may mod your existing board for you. It's a fairly simple mod.

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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/23 14:40:28 (permalink)
    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.
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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/23 20:36:41 (permalink)
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    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.

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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/24 05:07:13 (permalink)
    eVGA has approved me for RMA replacement since the Xeon/Westmere's that I am really after need a higher rev board.  Interestingly the x58 replacement pool is combined, so I may get a higher rev'd e758, or I may get model that's "greater", not lesser.  I have a good feeling about the dice rolling in my favour :)  Too bad they don't offer cross-ship on these older boards.



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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/24 06:48:53 (permalink)
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     Too bad they don't offer cross-ship on these older boards.


     
    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. 
     
     
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    Awesome thanks. Ill have to take a look to see what mine is.  It has a noisy NB fan and a dead pci slot on it anyway.
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    Re:Maxing out my e758... 980x, w3680, X5680 2013/01/24 10:24:41 (permalink)
    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. 

    Too bad the pre-paid cross-ships weren't transferable... I'd be tempted to take it off your hands



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