Originally Posted by tbob22
During normal use I notice absolutely no difference compared to my single 840 EVO on my P6T Deluxe v2 (~250-270MB/s). The biggest gains come from the latency of SSD's (~0.1ms) versus mechanical drives (~10ms), which I think most of us know already. The extra throughput will help for copying large files between multiple fast drives or arrays (or video work).
Yeah that low latency really makes a difference for sure when switching from a HDD to a SSD. So yeah daily use = no difference, but if you have programs that can really benefit from the lower latency the you'll see a big difference. Some of my programs benefit from SSDs while some others simply perform worse on a SSD than a HDD. It all depends on the program.
Originally Posted by marcchep
Kana-Maru, yeah I know that I have to be careful with the LGA1366 Xeons, for benching, I never gave them more than 1.45V Vcore. What temps and Vcore do you consider safe for 24/7 use under water?
The Q6600 I overclocked, I actually gave it 1.7V on air! I knew it would be crazy to do that, but I really wanted to hit 4Ghz but it was never ment to happen. Now I cannot achieve anything higher than 3.5Ghz
Ah dang 1.7v.....
whew. I pushed my X5660 to the point to where it wouldn't POST for approx. 45 mins and it had loud coil whine for about a week. My low 4.6Ghz & 4.8Ghz requires more voltage for stability now. I wish I would've never pushed so many volts into my CPU while hitting 5.2Ghz and 5.4Ghz. Simply wasn't worth it. Thankfully I didn't run my CPU for a long time and turned off the PC before extreme damage occurred.
Well no matter if you are under water or using air I suggest no more than 1.35v for the X5650 and the X5670. That's the recommended voltage before potential damage occurs or uncertain death. The 32nm can take a beating, but not the kind of beating a 45nm could take.
As far as temps goes you don't want anything above 80c period. Yes the CPU can take it, but that's a ton of heat that will only lead to problems over time. You'll definitely want to be below 74c for starters, but anything under 70c is great at 100% heavy work loads. In most cases you'll never be running 100% constantly, well for most people, so it shouldn't be a big problem.
Originally Posted by cloudbyday
I'm looking to use this CPU for a Freenas system, the motherboard I am thinking of using is a dual socket motherboard. Two questions, does anyone who uses this CPU would think that Freenas would have any issues with this CPU?
Beyond NAS, I will also be running Plex in a jail, and possibly Sabnzbd. Should be no issue with dual socket CPU's and plenty of RAM?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Looking at RAM, does anyone have experience with memory4less.com?
For the Freenas itself, I will be on the Freenas forums for those questions.
However, I am looking for the best bang for a good price...and seems like this CPU is a good one. Also one that is highly compatible.
edit: I just realized that this thread is about the x5660, not the x5560 that I linked. But still the x5660 seems like the better option....so maybe help me sort out something that will be compatible with that.
There's no issue with speaking about other Westmere's in topic. There's nothing wrong with your setup. You can go X5660 if you want. I don't normally pay attention to dual motherboards for the X58 nowadays. As far as FreeNAS, I don't know if it will work or not or how well it will work. I'm sure those guys on that forum will help you.
Oh yeah about "memory4less.com"......never used the site. They have the BBB accredited icon and a few others. You can check them out on the BBB website I guess.Edited by Kana-Maru - 1/29/16 at 7:48pm