Originally Posted by Servos
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..
Hey all...im pretty new here...first post actually. I have been following and researching this mod as much as i possibly can. Servos, you say you got the evga 78i to function correctly with this mod? I'm asking because i have the evga 750i FTW and im guessing the bios on both boards have to be pretty close to identical. Also im looking at the Xeon x5460 or x5470 to do this mod with...am i going to run into compatability issues? does the bios just need the cpuid to recognize it? If anyone has tips for me please share them. Thanks