I've been waiting for someone to make this thread.
Add me in!
I'm at work at the moment so I'll upload a picture when I get off. The X3440 is a fantastic chip even at stock.
Originally Posted by Deano12345
I looked into getting a Xeon when I was picking up my Q9550 so I can probably help you with this.
The Xeon chips generally have desktop counterparts, so for most chips in the Intel range, you can have your Core iX and your Xeon variant. The chips are pretty much the same as far as stock speeds go but the Xeons are usually binned to be better chips and often have lower TDP's. The downside is they cost more than their desktop counterparts.
Adding also that the max threshold for most CPUs are between 60-75*C. The Xeon I have, pretty sure the others are the same too, has a max temp of 99*C according to Intel. Edited by Imglidinhere - 7/6/10 at 6:06am