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After reading through this. It has tingle my curiosity and I was wondering if getting a x5660 would be an upgrade over a 970, or is the x5660 basically a server version of the 980x.

advantages I can think of is that they run cooler because they are 95w instead of 130w, also gives more room for better overclocks etc

another reason is price, usually half the price of a i7 980x, but you may stumble on ram issues idk, but ive had some hiccups with my x5650 not sure if its ram or something else but sometimes computer hangs
then I have to off it then restart then it boots properly, not sure if anyone else in this thread has experienced the same but just putting my personal experience out there thumb.gif
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I'd have to agree with the RAM issues, however my issues were minor. I had left my RAM set to AUTO after reaching a high overclock [4.6Ghz & 4.8Ghz], but my PC wouldn't POST. The RAM was set to run at Auto 9-9-9-24. I had to manually set the RAM timings to 9-9-9-24 and I posted and had no issues with stability. This only happened twice, but now I manually set my timings just to make sure I don't get any false flags while overclocking.
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After reading through this. It has tingle my curiosity and I was wondering if getting a x5660 would be an upgrade over a 970, or is the x5660 basically a server version of the 980x.

As Asus11 stated the price and lower TDP ratings definitely help for a cooler experience. I suppose you can compare your benchmark scores to see if it would really be worth it. With a i7-970 I think you would be fine with that CPU. I can't see the benefits of upgrading from the 970 if you can hit anything between 3.9Ghz - 4.4Ghz. There are more benefits for the X5660, but none that you'd probably find with it at this point.
    
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I'd have to agree with the RAM issues, however my issues were minor. I had left my RAM set to AUTO after reaching a high overclock [4.6Ghz & 4.8Ghz], but my PC wouldn't POST. The RAM was set to run at Auto 9-9-9-24. I had to manually set the RAM timings to 9-9-9-24 and I posted and had no issues with stability. This only happened twice, but now I manually set my timings just to make sure I don't get any false flags while overclocking.
As Asus11 stated the price and lower TDP ratings definitely help for a cooler experience. I suppose you can compare your benchmark scores to see if it would really be worth it. With a i7-970 I think you would be fine with that CPU. I can't see the benefits of upgrading from the 970 if you can hit anything between 3.9Ghz - 4.4Ghz. There are more benefits for the X5660, but none that you'd probably find with it at this point.

alright thank you =) i've just been holding on tight since i got my 970 during intel sale so it was a very good deal for 200 and replacing my q6600 roughly 3 years back. Haven't seen the need to upgrade to any of the new hexacore since for streaming purposes the 970 is still very good.
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Since we are talking about xeon cpus, what xeon cpus are there to be used with the 1155 plattform? And how good will these be compared to the i5 3570k and i7 3770k in games? Maybe this could be a way to get those 6-cores on the 1155 plattform and hence get a unexpected and cheap future upgrade? Just curious, im young :/.
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The problem with that is SB and later Xeon platforms are locked down to my knowledge
    
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What a shame, I would love to have a underrated non-locked 6 core for the 1155 socket.
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Its probably why the SR-X never reached the same respect level as the SR-2
    
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Its probably why the SR-X never reached the same respect level as the SR-2

That's exactly what it was. The newer architectures don't really support base clock OCing, and the multipliers are locked, so you can't do anything except run them stock. Needless to say the enthusiasts were unenthused.
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That's exactly what it was. The newer architectures don't really support base clock OCing, and the multipliers are locked, so you can't do anything except run them stock. Needless to say the enthusiasts were unenthused.

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My 5650 got here today. I installed it, booted at stock for a while, but then the urge to tweak started to set in. I got into windows with 200x23, but wasn't sure where to set the vcore so I just put it to 1.3v. It's crashed a couple times, but I've got a feeling it's going to be a nice clocker after I iron the bugs out.

It's tough finding info about overclocking westmere-ep.

A little voltage bump seems to have helped the crashes, but I've done no stress testing aside from maybe a minute of IBT to see the temps.


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