Originally Posted by HelpDatBIOS
Sounds like maybe CPU is bad then! I've seen CPU only work partially, or start then not etc. If it was blocked by board/BIOS, then it would never magically work once even at low speed, then not again.
Buy another same CPU, they're cheap right? Then you'll know for sure if it's faulty CPU or not.
Originally Posted by schuck6566
I suggest going with the x5470. It has a faster base clock,(3,3GHz vs 3.0) has a 10x multiplier,and is a 1333Mhz bus. Prices are running $30-$40 U.S. on average.While that's almost double of the cheapest x5472 ($18),it's only about half again the average.($25 vs $35)[email protected]
least with the x5470,the question of the 1600Mhz base setting would be removed,and U would have a cpu that's known to OC MUCH better. (4.0GHz is a normal OC for these cpu's to reach without much effort on most boards)
Sadly it's not an option. It took 3 weeks to arrive this one, but it also took 4 months to be released by customs (here in the arse of the world things are more complicated regarding buying stuff abroad)...so basicly I'm not going to try my luck again. It was just a shot in the dark to try with an old mobo that I have here. Plus, I'm unemployed right now so I'm in the selling mode, more than the buying one...I even sold my X99 mobo and there it is my Xeon v3 waiting for a new owner....it really hurt selling my X99 deluxe
Back to the E5472, these last couple of days I managed to make it work quite stable but underperforming, I will upload some pics later. The odd thing is that I could only managed to make it work at certain parameters in the BIOS. And the pain in the arse is that if I change and try new ones, the PC won't boot into BIOS.
On the other hand, when installing my old C2D if some OC fails, I'll be prompted to change my settings in the BIOS. But in the case of the Xeon, it just won't boot AT ALL...so is a pain in the arse to put the C2D, change de settings in the BIOS, put the Xeon again, try new settings, fail, and the whole process time and again...
I have spent more thermal paste in these few days than in my lifetime
PD: this stupid arsehole that is writning here, thought that he has bought the X5472 to just realize when the chip already arrived, that in fact he has bought an E5472 ....yeap, I was that stupid...