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post #11 of 14
are overclocking xeons the same as overclocking any other i7?

i've heard some can't even overclock (do they have locked multi? can you change blck on the sr-2?)

sorry i don't have one
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
The 2600k should indeed have the best game performance, though the difference between any of them should be pretty marginal at real world settings.



This is false as often as not.

Some of my highest stock VID parts are Xeons.
I guess I'll say from my experience, then. All three of mine had a VID below 1.2V (2 W3520s and W3530) and I hit just under 5.6GHz on one of them, which at the time was the highest W3520 and the third highest 920.
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post #13 of 14
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I guess I'll say from my experience, then. All three of mine had a VID below 1.2V (2 W3520s and W3530) and I hit just under 5.6GHz on one of them, which at the time was the highest W3520 and the third highest 920.
I've had a pair of X3350s, one with a 1.3 VID and the other with 1.212v, and a pair of W3540s, one with a 1.28 VID and the other with a 1.25 VID.

One of the X3350s was an exceptional OCer for it's stepping, but the rest of the Xeons I've used personally were all worse, on average, than their desktop equivalents.

The highrt VID W3540 I have has very low current draw though. While it won't do 4GHz at any voltage, it will do 3.2GHz with 1.05v and uses about 70w max load with HT enabled.
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post #14 of 14
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I've had a pair of X3350s, one with a 1.3 VID and the other with 1.212v, and a pair of W3540s, one with a 1.28 VID and the other with a 1.25 VID.

One of the X3350s was an exceptional OCer for it's stepping, but the rest of the Xeons I've used personally were all worse, on average, than their desktop equivalents.

The highrt VID W3540 I have has very low current draw though. While it won't do 4GHz at any voltage, it will do 3.2GHz with 1.05v and uses about 70w max load with HT enabled.
For curiosity's sake, was that a C0 or D0 W3540? I'm not sure I've heard of a D0 chip that wouldn't do 4GHz.
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