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post #1 of 31
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I recently purchased a MSI X58M motherboard and updated the bios to v3.8. For some reason my xeon X5660 processor still will not boot the computer. The lights on the MB turn on and so do the fans. I have some crappier CPUs that are also xeons that boot the computer perfectly. E5507 E5530 W3520. The same x5660 boots in my other computer. If you can give me any help I would greatly appreciate it.
You're neighborhood scrub,
Pohlio

xeon X5660
MSI X58m
24 GB Ram
Nvidia 1060 8GB
Cooler Master 612
post #2 of 31
Your*
post #3 of 31
will not boot as it no video / no POST? or just not going into the OS?

Seems your other CPU's are successful at getting past the POST and going into the OS?

Just making sure I understand you clearly smile.gif
post #4 of 31
Im pohlios friend. I was working with him during this. We couldnt get the x5660 to post. All the other cpus will post and will boot into windows. The x5660 was used in another system and we checked that it posted and booted into windows after we tried with the x58m board
post #5 of 31
yeah, I found this in another forum -

" If this motherboard supports 32nm i7 990x or any 6 core/12 thread i7 then should support 6 core/12 thread Xeon "

this is a true statement.

at first when i went from my i7 930 and slapped this xeon in, it acted really goofy for the first couple boots, not sure why.

but its been blazing since.

had you tried to do the typical / bare min like removing as much as possible besides cpu / mem / video ?

is the BIOS set at stock or had you attempted to OC it with the other CPU's?

I've always suggested, always place the BIOS back to stock before moving to a new CPU ( if you hadnt already done so)

Also, these CPU's , well mine anyways, req 1333mhz speeds, I have 1600 but they need to be 1333, then OC it once you can see it and it works well for you.

also make sure your CPu cable is plugged in your 6 or 8 pin on the side biggrin.gif
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The ram we are using is
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Originally Posted by Cloudforever View Post

yeah, I found this in another forum -

" If this motherboard supports 32nm i7 990x or any 6 core/12 thread i7 then should support 6 core/12 thread Xeon "

this is a true statement.

at first when i went from my i7 930 and slapped this xeon in, it acted really goofy for the first couple boots, not sure why.

but its been blazing since.

had you tried to do the typical / bare min like removing as much as possible besides cpu / mem / video ?

is the BIOS set at stock or had you attempted to OC it with the other CPU's?

I've always suggested, always place the BIOS back to stock before moving to a new CPU ( if you hadnt already done so)

Also, these CPU's , well mine anyways, req 1333mhz speeds, I have 1600 but they need to be 1333, then OC it once you can see it and it works well for you.

also make sure your CPu cable is plugged in your 6 or 8 pin on the side biggrin.gif
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The Ram speed is 1333 but on the motherboard bios it says adjusted ram speed 1066, is that an issue?
post #7 of 31
no issue at all - its just dumbed down to the next lower speed by default via BIOS, you can always adjust it later on, once we get this CPU issue resolved
post #8 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Cloudforever View Post

will not boot as it no video / no POST? or just not going into the OS?

Seems your other CPU's are successful at getting past the POST and going into the OS?

Just making sure I understand you clearly smile.gif
I could not get the x5660 to POST
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Originally Posted by Cloudforever View Post

no issue at all - its just dumbed down to the next lower speed by default via BIOS, you can always adjust it later on, once we get this CPU issue resolved
We treid with 1 stick of RAM, reset the OC, checked the plugs. Could it be the OC switches that are physically on my motherboard? Or a bent pin that only a 6 core would use? A few pins appear to be bent, but should still make full contact with the cpu. All the 4 core cpu's still run.
post #9 of 31
Thread Starter 
tried*
post #10 of 31
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A few pins appear to be bent

that is most likely your issue, bent pins. its also possible your physical switches on the board, place everything back to stock. Bent pins could ruin everything if your not careful.

to be honest if you can bend them back easily without ruining it. But that would be an up to you thing.




further investigation would be to check into this link below (which we've now located your issue so maybe this would be something to look into at a later time)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1489955/official-x58-xeon-club
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