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e8400 vs. E5420

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I currently own a wolfdale e8400, and love it, But I really cant fight the urge to go quad core.I found the Xeon E5420 2.5ghz 45nm 1333FSB. Does anyone know the multiplier on these things?
From what Ive heard all the new 45nm quads are running 7.5x multi.
I just want some feedback on if it would be a good decision to go quad, or keep my pimp dual.
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Yes the multi for th E5420 is 7.5. Just to make sure you know,the E5420 it is a socket LGA 771. So you need a server board to run it. If you already knew this sorry for pointing out the obvious.
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Yupp, I am building a server and wondering if I should go dual or quad.
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post #4 of 8
If you are building a server, you should avoid OCing.
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even on a simple workstation, ocing is a no no.
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
even on a simple workstation, ocing is a no no.
Huh?
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I wasnt talking serious OC. Maybe just bringing it up to 2.8 ghz. Is that still a no no?
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post #8 of 8
As long as it's extremely stable you should be good.

Edit: Minor OC should be fine imo. Nothing with extreme heat.
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