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Is the multiplier unlocked on the 'X' editions of the Xeons? I am not going to upgrade my motherboard to one that can overclock if it can't... I just got done scouring Google and all I could find was 10 people asking the same thing.

EDIT: I read in another forum that the Intel Skulltrail board overrides the proc and allows the multi to be changed upward. Does anyone know if that's true?
Edited by yawnbox - 12/23/08 at 2:56am
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Xeons are not unlocked they are server cpus
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Only the extreme editions are unlocked which are not xeons
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With the old Xeon processors, when there were no "extreme editions," the multiplier could be shifted downward, but not upward.
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Is the multiplier unlocked on the 'X' editions of the Xeons? I am not going to upgrade my motherboard to one that can overclock if it can't... I just got done scouring Google and all I could find was 10 people asking the same thing.
X doesn't stand for 'Extreme' on the Xeons, it represents the TDP category.

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EDIT: I read in another forum that the Intel Skulltrail board overrides the proc and allows the multi to be changed upward. Does anyone know if that's true?
No. You'll need to buy the eXtremely eXpensive editions (TWO of them) for Skulltrail if you want unlocked multipliers.

Buy Nehalem instead.
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