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Bleh. I'm just wondering about this, and have been since I wrapped up the Quad Core last night.

Has anyone here ventured into overclocking a workstation or it's cpu? I think it's the X3060 that's also a workstation cpu, but what about say the 1.6ghz E5310 Clovertown processor? Or even the 1.8Ghz or 2.0Ghz (1333mhz) models?

Naturally, the 1.6ghz (1066mhz) model is the cheapest solution to an 8 Core system... but 1.6ghz is pinky-finger weak. Getting it to a healthy, stable 3.0Ghz or even 2.8ghz could prove more-than-worthwhile for a non-native 8-Core setup.

Thoughts? Experiences?
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didnt think it was possible to OC the xeon as the workstation boards dont let you but i could be wrong
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Yeah I have no idea if it's even possible. It'd be nice to have an 8-Core station for my work, but probably not worth it at the time.

Still weighing the possibility.
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its definitely one to think about. i'll do some research and see whats what
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this article will help you read part one first for some info
http://fanboyreview.blogspot.com/200...0-that_09.html
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Bleh. I'm just wondering about this, and have been since I wrapped up the Quad Core last night.

Has anyone here ventured into overclocking a workstation or it's cpu? I think it's the X3060 that's also a workstation cpu, but what about say the 1.6ghz E5310 Clovertown processor? Or even the 1.8Ghz or 2.0Ghz (1333mhz) models?

Naturally, the 1.6ghz (1066mhz) model is the cheapest solution to an 8 Core system... but 1.6ghz is pinky-finger weak. Getting it to a healthy, stable 3.0Ghz or even 2.8ghz could prove more-than-worthwhile for a non-native 8-Core setup.

Thoughts? Experiences?
The Xeon 3XXX is not compatible in a two processor system.

You will have to get the Xeon 5XXX processors to do this. Who knows if a dual socket 771 motherboard offers any overclocking options.
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according to 2CPU.com, the only way to OC the Xeon 5xxx CPUs is with pin mods. I've done a pin mod on an E4300 just to try it. It was really simple using a conductive ink pin.
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