Well the X5660 is still amazing me.
I was multi-tasking like crazy last night while using the stock settings [3Ghz during load]. I was running a heavily HD render video. Went from approx. uncompressed\lossless 45GB to a manageable compressed 618MB and I didn't have to change the resolution] with little to no visual lost. At the same time I was converting a MP4 to another format and uploading a video to Youtube. My CPU Load was 90% - 100% and peaked at 33c. I was still able to use my PC with no hiccups. I was even able to load up a few videos on Youtube\Netflix and watch them with no issues at all. Even went to Comedy Central and all of the videos played with no issues. I figured the videos might be jumpy since I was doing so much at stock settings, but my PC never slowed down. I thought about loading up a game just to see how good or bad it would perform, but I didn't.
-Converting video format
-Rendering \ heavily compressing HD video 45GB to 618MB
-Uploading YT video
-Watching videos online
I guess next time I'll play a game on Steam or something.
Originally Posted by Timeofdoom
Well, I'm probably gonna receive my Sabertooth here this monday. It's gonna be my first time on the 1366 platform - any good generic OC guides or explanations out there?
There are tons of them out there. Just use google and you'll find at least 5 easily. You can always ask people here. Many will help including myself.
Originally Posted by bill1024
First post, just wanted to say thanks for all the info here.
I just got running an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 with a x5650, it seems to be working real well.
Had it up to 4ghz 1.3V 53c on air prime95 blend stable. Memory was around 14xx 8-8-8-24 1n.
But I think I will keep it around 3.5ghz and mem 1600 8-8-8-24 1n, it was 1.225V and 48c prime95 blend stable
I have a dual socket Asus Z8NA server with 2 X5660 CPUs . But there isnow way to OC that oard that I know of.
I am so glad to see the low prices of used Server class CPUs.and that they are being put to good use.
Welcome to the site. Seems like you have a lot of PCs. I'm also glad that X58 finally has more affordable upgrades. The RAM is still much to high, but DRAM has been like that. I believe I was reading were they will have to drop the prices soon. 4Ghz on your X5660 will be more than enough for anything for awhile. Hex-cores just run circles around plenty of programs with little to no issues.Edited by Kana-Maru - 3/24/14 at 8:00pm