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Decisions, decisions, decisions... I've been running an eVGA x58 FTW3 for a few months now, but recently dusted off an old ASUS X58 Sabertooth. So I'm trying to decide if i should switch motherboards. After all, I only have this platform so I can tinker with it. Is it worth switching or am I wasting my time? This is still my favorite platform to overclock; there is something about the x58 that always draws me back!

After all, I had a perfectly good 3930K I got rid of in 2014, followed by a complete 2600k build OCed to 4.8GHz that now sits in my closet because it is boreing to OC... That's how much I love to tinker!

Advice?

I think they are both great boards, the only way to know for sure is to compare them side by side thumb.gif. See what your max Prime stable OC is at 1.3v or 1.35v on each (or a max temp of say 75c instead of going by voltage), that's how I'd decide which is better smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post

Decisions, decisions, decisions... I've been running an eVGA x58 FTW3 for a few months now, but recently dusted off an old ASUS X58 Sabertooth. So I'm trying to decide if i should switch motherboards. After all, I only have this platform so I can tinker with it. Is it worth switching or am I wasting my time? This is still my favorite platform to overclock; there is something about the x58 that always draws me back!

After all, I had a perfectly good 3930K I got rid of in 2014, followed by a complete 2600k build OCed to 4.8GHz that now sits in my closet because it is boreing to OC... That's how much I love to tinker!

Advice?

If it were me I would buy another CPU and build another computer.
But that is why I have too many computers. Including 2 EVGA FTW3 boards.
They work great, have plenty of slots and overclock well.

Sell the Sabertooth while it is still in strong demand and worth a few bucks.
Take the money and run! Save the money for a better video card, Take the family out to dinner.
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The board I'm not keeping is getting donated!
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How are you so sure its not the setup?

Please explain further what might be wrong with the setup.

Ummm. From where I am standing, it's more likely that the all the other parts of the machine contain a fault/setup error than just that one component [the CPU].

Put it this way - why are you sure it's the chip? Have you swapped it into a MoBo that was humming along at 4GHz and now it won't run but you're also sure it's not just that you need to tune the board to this chip [Vtt/Vcc etc etc]?
post #5805 of 7853
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Ummm. From where I am standing, it's more likely that the all the other parts of the machine contain a fault/setup error than just that one component [the CPU].

Put it this way - why are you sure it's the chip? Have you swapped it into a MoBo that was humming along at 4GHz and now it won't run but you're also sure it's not just that you need to tune the board to this chip [Vtt/Vcc etc etc]?

It was running a i7 930 fine. But I swapped in a E5630 which is 32nm and that won't work either. So maybe this board (X58A-OC) is only good for 45nm.
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It was running a i7 930 fine. But I swapped in a E5630 which is 32nm and that won't work either. So maybe this board (X58A-OC) is only good for 45nm.

?? didn't follow your questions but I'm almost sure the X58 OC will work with 32nm
     
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It was running a i7 930 fine. But I swapped in a E5630 which is 32nm and that won't work either. So maybe this board (X58A-OC) is only good for 45nm.

32nm CPUs are listed on the rev 1.0 board's CPU support list:
Socket 1366 - Intel X58 - GA-X58A-OC (rev. 1.0)
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Anyone selling X58 shirts?
     
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Only http://shirts.meetees.com/Evga-X58.html ?

lol, that's great... might buy one thinking.gif
     
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