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you are absolutely correct on the 40 lanes not a total need until I invest in M.2 and a capture card (eventually), i was perfectly happy at the 16/8x that i had to run with the 28 lane CPU. It has to do with how the PCIe x16 slots operate on the motherboard and my water cooling set up. I could not have the cards in the approved slots for dual SLI with the 28 lane CPU, they would be to close for good hose connection, and too far for use with my EX water bridge. So I had to invest in a 40 lane to use the ones I needed.

Now i am in-between with models, and I am currently looking for a mainstream 5xxx or 6xxx chip, but I have already seen the 5930 drop in price a few places from what I had to pay just a few weeks ago. So i wanted to return it and/or get a refund on the difference (i have to drive about 1.5H to the closest Fry's (no micro center frown.gif)). Finding this chip was a good stop gap and i wanted to fiddle with VM's a bit as a side project using MINT so the 12c seemed a good place to start. Again, just a curiosity that I have had for some time and thought since I was already messing with the rig....why not was the though.

I already dropped the the FSB from 103 back down to 100 and left the Vcore alone. But I did notice that the chip does not like AIDA64 stress testing at all, i notice the "not responding" up on the top bar that i never have seen since i have been using that program; but eventually i can hit stop and/or just let it run and it will continue. Temps stay under 52C so I did not think it was thermal. It also seems very choppy with HWINFO running so i can monitor the boost clocks and core usage. Just odd stuff.....

Take a look at the 1650 v3, they can be had for around $400 used if you are lucky.

It is an ES chip so it may not function 100%, it's really hard to know for sure. I'd try upping the voltage a bit and see if that helps, try upping a few other settings as well, it also may not like the faster ram so it may need more VCCSA/VTT or you could try dropping it to 1600mhz.
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"Clock configuration is NOT controlled by the BIOS. It is controlled by the Intel ME FW (management engine firmware), a BIOS extension. Only a few bits must be changed from a overclocking disabled ME FW to make it an overclocking enabled ME FW. Gigabyte accidentally leaked an intel utility that can read the ME FW, edit it, and write the new version back to the flash ROM, along with all the necessary documentation to make the correct changes. This flash ROM contains not only the ME FW, but the BIOS, flash descriptor, and 2 other regions called the GbE and PDR."
Quoting from a thread of biosmod site opened by gofasterstripes.
@gofasterstripes, did you find any progress on it?
Please.. There are ofcourse many owners of 2670 by now... I wish I could contribute something.
Edited by mohiuddin - 6/7/16 at 12:27pm
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Hoi. I've been through a bit of a tight financial patch, so have been unable to purchase the relavent gear myself. It's on the to-do list now I have an income.
Edited by gofasterstripes - 6/8/16 at 9:27am
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A bit of fun with the 2670:
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Excellent work.
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Excellent work.

I was a bit limited by the 1600mhz memory I was testing with (doesn't like anything past ~2150mhz or so). At stock (3ghz) with the memory at 2133mhz it got around 1035 or so.

One interesting note, I went straight from the 1660 to the 2670 and it still shows the multiplier at 48. Obviously it won't actually work and it resets when I adjust it, but interesting nonetheless. smile.gif
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A bit of fun with the 2670:
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You were able to do full 3.3Ghz on all cores?
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You were able to do full 3.3Ghz on all cores?

Unfortunately, no. 3195mhz (106.4x30) on all cores, 3298- 3511mhz when less cores are used. A bit more is probably possible but even 106.5mhz was crashing on me, it could probably be somewhat stabilized with some voltage adjustments but I was just messing around and am not keeping these chips.
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Unfortunately, no. 3195mhz (106.4x30) on all cores, 3298- 3511mhz when less cores are used. A bit more is probably possible but even 106.5mhz was crashing on me, it could probably be somewhat stabilized with some voltage adjustments but I was just messing around and am not keeping these chips.

I think you should donate them to gofasterstripes (OP) for experimentation purposes thumb.gif
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I think you should donate them to gofasterstripes (OP) for experimentation purposes thumb.gif
Have a board to donate? wink.gif
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