Weirdest/best upgrade deal I've ever made. Sold my q6700 enough to buy a e5440, the adapter, some mayhems dye (for main computer). And hands down the e5440>q6700
Well the evga 780i seems to play nice with the E5440.
I oc'ed it to 4.0ghz, but my vdroop was pretty bad. Didn't crash, but ibt faild after 2-3 tests.
So stuck it at 3.2 for 1:1 fsb:ram.
The crasiest part is the temps. I let this go for about an hour and nothing hits over 55*c (even at 4.0ghz). I thought maybe it realtemp was misreading the sensor, but I felt the exhaust and it wasn't particularly over-wam. My q6700 was hotter under load stock.
Didn't realize I was using old bios too, off to flash em.
bumped it up to 3.4ghz, somehow I had the multi at 8 instead of 8.5.Edited by Servos - 10/5/13 at 8:31pm