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Dying IMC, is a platform change even worth it?

post #1 of 6
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The IMC on my Xeon is dying and is starting to become unstable at it's stock speeds and voltages. Is a platform change from X58 to P67 or even an entry level X79 worth the hassle, or will a brand new Xeon L5520 (or E5520 depending on what I find) be sufficient for a couple of years? (This system will be overclocked to at least 3.4)
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post #2 of 6
If you're positive that the CPU is the culprit then I'd say just replace it and stay on your current platform. There really hasn't been any major breakthroughs in processor speed.
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That's what I thought too, thanks
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Micron 128GB SSD (same as Crucial M500) Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb lolwut? Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (CPU) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Micron 128GB SSD (same as Crucial M500) Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb lolwut? Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (CPU) 
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how do you know its the processor? it could be your motherboard or ram
 
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The motherboard being the problem makes no sense in my eyes as the memory controller is on the CPU and not the board, and the ram ran for over an hour on memtest86 with no issues, and it requires a TON of QPI volts to run the ram at 1600 (1.45+), and took 1.37v to run the ram at 1200. This was a server pull, so there's no telling what this chip has been through, and the endless hours of stress put on it, especially the IMC.
Keplerhem
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Micron 128GB SSD (same as Crucial M500) Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb lolwut? Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (CPU) 
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Asetek AMD FX 120mm AIO (GPU) Windows 7 Home Premium Corsair TX750w Modded NZXT Source 210 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Micron 128GB SSD (same as Crucial M500) Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb lolwut? Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (CPU) 
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Asetek AMD FX 120mm AIO (GPU) Windows 7 Home Premium Corsair TX750w Modded NZXT Source 210 
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post #6 of 6
oh I see, in that case i agree with d-block, switch to something else
 
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