Hello people. Quite the long topic, alot of information. Anyway suddenly i decided to upgrade my Core2Duo E6420 on a P5K Deluxe motherboard. I was able to OC my E6420 @ 3.4GHz (62% overclock) but at a high voltage you might say, around 1.4825v to the vCore, still had low temps 25-30c idle and at around 52c load.
I would really need a qucik reply if you guys can advise me what to buy. I can buy either L5420, X5460 or E5440. At the moment i have L5420 "ordered" but i can cancel that if you think that X5460 would be much better ?
L5420 seems such a nice options as it is only 50W TDP but im afraid i wont be able to move from that 2.5GHz, what do you think? Or should i rly just go X5460 and then i can keep it at stock or OC, but damn that 120W tdp... (i can buy an L5420 for 15euro, the X5460 would cost me 30euro).
Oh, what do you think about my MB? is it good for OC? it seems like it with the E6420 but dunno. I also have a good case with 1 fan at the front for intake, 1 at the back for exhaust and 2 up for exhaust aswell. Also the cooler for the cpu is not stock and i would be using a Arctic Cooling MX-2 paste which i have atm.
How high is the chance that i would need to mod my bios with microcodes for xeon on this MB? Any chance for me not having to mod it ? I wish i could just reset my bios, put the xeon cpu, enter bios, load optimized defautls and boot hehe xD
The big question here anyway stays at what to buy. L5420 or X5460 for this motherboard ?