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post #441 of 7890
160$ is a good price for the x5660, I paid 200 each for two when I upgraded my dual Asus server from two E5620 quad cores last July.
Then A couple weeks ago I picked up my x5650 for 125, and an Asus P6T Deluxe V2, for 175$
Besides the 12 cores the board will do SLI, I plan on moving some Videocards around and will put two 660Ti on this build.
That should last a few years as my game/folding/crunching rig.

I am not sure what way to go. I can get 4ghz with the mem at 14xx 8-8-8-24 or I can do 3.52ghz with mem at 1600 8-8-8-24 1n.
What CPU benchmark program is a good one these days?
I always felt raw CPU speed wins out most of the time,
But 3.53ghz 1.225V and 49c 1600 8-8-8-24 1n is not too shabby for a 2.6ghz processor.
This thing runs full100% load 24/7/365
post #442 of 7890
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Kana!!

I spent a couple of hours with Kana last night getting to a very stable 4.4 OC. This gentlemen took almost four hours of his time working with me past midnight to get it right and I cannot thank him enough.

Kana also provided a ton of knowledge and really knows his stuff. It was a supreme pleasure hanging out shooting the breeze and getting to know you sir.

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Kana!!

I spent a couple of hours with Kana last night getting to a very stable 4.4 OC. This gentlemen took almost four hours of his time working with me past midnight to get it right and I cannot thank him enough.

Kana also provided a ton of knowledge and really knows his stuff. It was a supreme pleasure hanging out shooting the breeze and getting to know you sir.

Carbon

Thanks a lot for for the kind words man. it was nothing at all. I'm glad we were able to get you all the way to 4.4Ghz with minor issues with an offset voltage so you don't lose the power efficiency. I hope everything is still going good as far as stability and game performance. These hexa cores should have you set for the types of games that you play. It was a lot easier since we share the same board as well.
    
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160$ is a good price for the x5660, I paid 200 each for two when I upgraded my dual Asus server from two E5620 quad cores last July.
Then A couple weeks ago I picked up my x5650 for 125, and an Asus P6T Deluxe V2, for 175$
Besides the 12 cores the board will do SLI, I plan on moving some Videocards around and will put two 660Ti on this build.
That should last a few years as my game/folding/crunching rig.

I am not sure what way to go. I can get 4ghz with the mem at 14xx 8-8-8-24 or I can do 3.52ghz with mem at 1600 8-8-8-24 1n.
What CPU benchmark program is a good one these days?
I always felt raw CPU speed wins out most of the time,
But 3.53ghz 1.225V and 49c 1600 8-8-8-24 1n is not too shabby for a 2.6ghz processor.
This thing runs full100% load 24/7/365

Memory affects overall performance very little, typically. Unless you're running a very memory intensive program, or using onboard video (not applicable in this case), I would go with the higher CPU clock.

Are you sure you can't adjust the memory multiplier to give you the best of both worlds? What bclock and multipliers are you using?
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post #445 of 7890
Very helpful review!thumb.gif I'm thinking of getting one.
    
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post #446 of 7890
Talking with my IT manager today about this as we are scrapping some old servers. Low and behold one of them had a 5650 in her that was gifted to me. Gonna try this out for sure on my system. They have some ram for me if needed, not sure how it'll work with my G Skill so will see.
post #447 of 7890
x5650s for $130 on Ebay are very tempting.
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Most of the time they are OBO and will let them go for 100
    
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post #449 of 7890
Finally installed my X5650 after a month of it siting on the shelf, and the crazy thing is that I overclocked it to a stable 4.6ghz on my very first overclocking attempt! I even reached a stable 4.7ghz in my second attempt sadly the motherboard bclk won't go up any further without instability issues.
post #450 of 7890
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Memory affects overall performance very little, typically. Unless you're running a very memory intensive program, or using onboard video (not applicable in this case), I would go with the higher CPU clock.

Are you sure you can't adjust the memory multiplier to give you the best of both worlds? What bclock and multipliers are you using?

Been a little busy, nice weather finally so I got the Mustang out and got her all cleaned up and went for a ride.

Anyway, with the P6T D V2 I have the x5650 at 4ghz 20 x 200bclock and my memory is right at 1600 9-9-9-25 2n.
I have the cpuV at 1.2750v,, QPI 1.2975v It is prime 95 blend stable 50c 6 cores.
8-8-8-24 1n was too tight so I tried loosening the timings and that made all the difference
Folding at home 100% loaded it is at 52-54c

I will let it run a couple days and see how it looks.
Thanks
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