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Hi all...... im in the process of starting my i7 build & i came across this board, dual 1366 xeon chips, with a x16 pcie slot.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asu...oard,7211.html

now its no good for SLI / CFX, but it will run a powerful single slot solution

my questions....

1.....will this board allow me to OC (i.e access to advanced BIOS functions)??

2.... it states in the link above it will support ANY i7 chip, but elsewhere it says only Xeon..??

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1) No, no overclocking. At least not in the BIOS - that's a server board, it's designed to be stable, not overclock. You might get away with some SetFSB tweaking, but you're not likely to eke more than a few MHz out of it before it gets unstable.

2) I'd go with the manufacturers take on what chips it supports rather than Tom's Hardware.

Hope this helps.
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I have an Asus server board, and it OCs just as well as my E760, and is also probably more stable.
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Which board?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Hi all...... im in the process of starting my i7 build & i came across this board, dual 1366 xeon chips, with a x16 pcie slot.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asu...oard,7211.html

now its no good for SLI / CFX, but it will run a powerful single slot solution

my questions....

1.....will this board allow me to OC (i.e access to advanced BIOS functions)??

2.... it states in the link above it will support ANY i7 chip, but elsewhere it says only Xeon..??

What will this rig be for? Do you really know how much power the i7 has?
post #6 of 13
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What will this rig be for? Do you really know how much power the i7 has?
the rig will be for gaming/benching (i know its a server board, but b/c its i7 it'll have great bandwidth so gaming wont be an issue), there's no rush on it as my sig rig has more than enough grunt for now & the future.... but the idea of 16 cores 2x i7 920's @ 3.5ghz, 12gb DDR3 1333 with a GTX295 or HD5870 seems like a good project to occupy me for next year...... an absolute powerhouse...

& its all crammed into an ATX chassis.....
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Originally Posted by Clockadile Dundee View Post
I have an Asus server board, and it OCs just as well as my E760, and is also probably more stable.
Is that board you're talking about that P6T7 WS, Clockadile? Because aside from Skulltrail, I've not seen a dual-socket motherboard overclock much at all. If there is one out there that does overclock as well as an EVGA Classified, I'd be interested.
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post #9 of 13
It is P6T7 WS...which is not dual-socket. I really am not sure dual-sockets can properly be utilized for what you are thinking, as they are meant for servers. Certainly, games are not written with 16-thread support.
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post #10 of 13
I've seen a couple of people who have that same exact board and they've hit some ok oc's. I still wouldn't say it will give you that much of a oc though.
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