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2015/08/18 16:05:27 (permalink)
Hey guys, looking to bring some cheap life back to an old system for a friend. Want to pick up a X5670 or similar as they are running around $70-90 used online and an ssd.  I see all over the place the mod for the other x58 evga boards, but none for the micro.  Anyone have any info on it?  I've seen the other threads mentioning the micro but contacted support and they verified my rev 1.0 board will need the 83 bios and the mod to run it.   TIA.

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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2015/09/07 22:02:08 (permalink)
    nick1551
    Hey guys, looking to bring some cheap life back to an old system for a friend. Want to pick up a X5670 or similar as they are running around $70-90 used online and an ssd.  I see all over the place the mod for the other x58 evga boards, but none for the micro.  Anyone have any info on it?  I've seen the other threads mentioning the micro but contacted support and they verified my rev 1.0 board will need the 83 bios and the mod to run it.   TIA.




    Hi nick1551,
     
    I just ran smack into the same problem. Having already purchased an X5670, I am now stuck as I was not aware the mATX 121/E756 was not on the list that supported this. I have been tearing my hair out over this.
     
    So far, I have confirmed that the CPU microcode is in the 83 BIOS update, therefore, I suppose the only thing is the hard mod... Can anyone tell us what/where to mod?
     
    Thanks!
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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2015/09/19 16:30:13 (permalink)
    kpforce1
     
    Yes, I was able to get the info.  Attached is a schematic of the resistor that has to be moved. For the X58 E756 motherboard, the R460 resistor appeared to be nothing but a short or jumper connecting two points together so I just removed the resistor from its original spot (R460) and soldered the two points together that you are supposed move the resistor to (R461).


     
     
    ---- This is the info I received from another forum member, quoted above.  I haven't tried it yet, but he confirmed its as simple as removing r460 so that it is open and shorting r461.  This is next to the Northbridge.
     
    Hope this helps all looking for this answer.  I was looking for quite a while until Kpforce1 hooked me up..! Good luck ALL.
    post edited by nick1551 - 2015/09/19 16:39:21

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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2015/09/21 18:50:09 (permalink)
    nick1551
     
    ---- This is the info I received from another forum member, quoted above.  I haven't tried it yet, but he confirmed its as simple as removing r460 so that it is open and shorting r461.  This is next to the Northbridge.
     
    Hope this helps all looking for this answer.  I was looking for quite a while until Kpforce1 hooked me up..! Good luck ALL.



    Hey @nick1551, thanks for the information! And thanks to @kpforce1 as well!
     
    eVGA support was not helpful at all when I emailed them regarding this, starting by saying that it "was supported" and pointing me to the CPU compatibility list, despite me clearly stating I had the mATX SLI. Pinging back and forth brought no better result, with a final "RD feedback that there is no modification chart for the micro X58" email "closing" the case.
     
    Because of that, I gave up and ordered an Asus Rampage III Gene - it should be arriving soon enough; if the CPU works correct (as I only had another Asus P6T SE to test boot only), I will consider attempting this mod and stating my results back here!
     
    Cheers!
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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2015/11/09 15:11:53 (permalink)
    This mod worked for me. It was very difficult to do though (and I'm pretty good with diy soldering). Took me a few hours of frustration. You have to remove the north-bridge heatsink. I ended up pulling 0 resistors from some scrap boards and using them to make the link. A solder bead wouldn't bridge it for me. 
     
    Don't try without some very good magnification and a steady hand.
     
    Running an x5670 now...HAPPY to report it smokes my i5 3570k/Z77 on a bluray Handbrake encode with everything at stock speeds. 
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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2015/11/09 19:37:01 (permalink)
    Those xeons definitely breathe new life into a system, I was looking at some benches and I must say wow!
    Here is a pretty good review...
     
    http://www.overclock-and-...eviews/28-x5660-review
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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2015/11/20 22:56:07 (permalink)
    I'm a complete novice when it comes to this so I'm looking for some help. I have two of these x58 micro's bought used. Great boards but looking to get as much out of them as possible. So Xeon looks great. I've read about the needed mods and I'm not comfortable doing them myself. I've found the area of the board this takes place in and found that the two boards are different at the specified resistors. There appear to be four places for the resistors in a row next to the 029 marking. On one board the first one has a resistor then a blank area then two more resistors. On the other the first one is missing and then the next three have resistors. Does this sound like it has been done already?
     
    Thanks for any help!
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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2021/11/27 16:40:21 (permalink)
    Hey, does anyone still have an image as to where R460 & R461 is for the E756?
     
    Any help is appreciated.
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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2022/03/01 11:55:16 (permalink)
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    Hey, does anyone still have an image as to where R460 & R461 is for the E756?
     
    Any help is appreciated.


    Hi, are you still looking for it?
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    Re: x58 sli micro E756 westmere mod 2022/03/02 16:16:01 (permalink)
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    Hey, does anyone still have an image as to where R460 & R461 is for the E756?
     
    Any help is appreciated.


    Hi, are you still looking for it?


    Not anymore, since i no longer have the board. But thanks for asking.
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