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Poll Results: How many years have you owned your X58 - Tylersburg platofrm?

 
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post #6971 of 12626
Nothing other than disabling the onboard sound as well as firewire.
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post #6972 of 12626
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Nothing other than disabling the onboard sound as well as firewire.

Ok, thanks. I think I have all that disabled smile.gif
     
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Are the PCIE lanes dynamic or are they dedicated to each slot?
     
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post #6974 of 12626
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Originally Posted by Firehawk View Post

Don't waste your money on the i7 950. It was a great chip in its day, but you can overclock your 920 to those speeds, you won't be gaining anything.

Get the X5650. The extra cores will help with encoding, and its very easy to overclock. All you'll be getting extra over it with the higher chips in the series, like the X5675, is higher multipliers, which aren't necessary for a mild overclock.

Overclocking i7 9xx chips is the same in principle. Just don't exceed 1.35v for vcore and QPI/Vtt and you'll be fine.

I suggest this guide.

Thanks Firehawk,

I have fast become to realise the folly of getting the i950. There were two driving factors in that first thought - 1) the hope that I could reduce temperatures and achieve a similar overclock and 2) I can get one for as little as £35 on Ebay. Of course since discovering that my motherboard will properly support the Xeons and the fact that they do offer a real performance gain I would be silly to consider cost only.
The X5650 on Ebay I guess will cost me about another £25 on top and I do think it's well worth it. At the moment it's harder to find X5660 or above without doubling paying double this and so it looks like that's the best one to go for.

Thanks for the heads up to another guide. I'll definitely start bidding on some of those Xeons on Ebay.
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post #6975 of 12626
I believe they are dynamic.
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@Kana-Maru The way the E760 A1 is setup is there is an x1 PCIe slot at the very top. Has to be enabled through the bios to work.

Here is a pic to explain the slots:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I have my Intel Nic at the x1 slot at the very top (black slot). Next in PCIE_x16x/8_1 is my GPU (GTX 670) then I use to have my PCIe sound card in the slot below it PCIE_x8_2 (the 2 stands for slot 2 btw) I since moved it the next slot below it PCIE_x16/x8_3. Huge improvement. The bottom slot is not occupied. So I'm thinking it can't get any better than this. It appears if there is a card below any of the PCIE_x16/x8 slots it will drop the x16 slot to an x8 or x4, making the x16/x8 slots the primary x16 slots.

EDIT: I'm curious if I drop the Intel NIC to the bottom PCIE_x8 slot if there will be any improvement. All I do is game on the machine.

Ok your NIC is in the first slot [Slot 1 = black PCIe x1 slot] and your GPU\GTX 670 is in the next slot [Slot 2 = first Red PCie x16 slot]. Move your sound card that is currently in slot 3 [2nd Red PCie slot] to slot 5 [3rd Red PCIe slot]. You can leave the NIC alone for now. That should solve your problem and get you full speed for your GPU.

As far as disabling sound and all of that other crap. I've had it all on and didn't make that much of a difference at all. The most important thing is to make sure you are getting the full bandwidth from your PCIe slot. Everything else doesn't matter from my previous test. Especially when I was running all on-board functions [Firewire, USB 3.0 and Marvels SATA 3]. I still use my USB 3.0 function since it takes no time to backup data [SSDs = 15 minutes & 4TB HDDs = about 45 minutes to 1 hour for each RAID 0 [2TB] setup].
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Excellent! Thanks for re-assuring me about this. I can't recall the reason why I put the Sound card under the GPU years ago. It's been painful! The change made a huge improvement in all games. I use to get a lot of a hitching type effect in every game I ran. I even noticed the amount of memory used on my GPU go up. Athough I only glanced at it a few times while gaming. The biggest memory hog is UT4. Uses 900mb with all settings on low in-game and desktop @ 16x9, which I run all my games at. And we are still waiting for the next update/patch to bring DX12 support. I'll keep you guys updated on that.

Cheers!
     
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Well thanks for posting a picture. Like I said earlier, every vendor is different with their layouts. Sounds like you are getting full x16 bandwidth now. I remember you complaining about issues with UT4 last year. Maybe this was that issue [using the wrong slot lol]. Have fun gaming man. thumb.gif
    
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The improvement is so addicting, lol
     
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Guys, i got a Xeon E5640 SLBVC stepping.
Is it the right one?(for my x58 sabertooth)
Thanks
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