Originally Posted by Prophet4NO1
First question, why do you want/need ECC? It gives you nothing for gaming and can in fact hurt performance.
Second question, Why are you looking to replace your 920? It is a pretty good gaming chip as is, for the era at least. There will be little to gain from a Xeon aside from lower voltage and possibly higher OC. If it is just for the fun of it, then have at it. But if you are trying to solve a specific issue, we need a bit more info on your usage aside from "gaming."
I don't know why you immediately shot down another member who posted in the Xeon club for wishing to buy a Xeon?
The difference between a 920 and an X5600 or W3600 xeon is night and day in performance, this is Nehalem vs Westmere(The IPC improvement alone is nice, the die shrink is nice, and it runs a bit cooler). plus The xeons are dirt cheap now
Originally Posted by m4shroom
I ve learned from what I have read ecc cheaper thats why.
not tryin to solve any specific porblem.I dont want to build new system I want to upgrade what I have and x58 can be upgraded to xeon.they are really cheap on aliexpress.
so maybe I get a chip equal to 990x ?wouldnt be better to get a cpu which has higher baseclock ? less power consumption would be nice too
If you want a chip equivalent to a 990X you need a W3690 to have the unlocked multiplier or an X5690 if you can live with a locked multiplier. ECC is cheaper only sometimes, you can only use unregistered ECC(expensive), or Unregistered Non ECC(U and E dimms, you cannot use R dimms) I suggest against ECC if you game on that rig and plan to OC it.
I run an X5670 with a baseclock of 200 and multi at 22 with c-states and speedstep on, needs only 1.33 core volts and the qpi core is also at 1.3 iirc, ram is at 1600mhz with 9-9-9-24-1t timings. Running a corsair 24gb kit.
Your call what you will do, but i'd get an x5670 and overclock it or and x5675 or something, X5690's and W3690's are still around 70-80$
All well documented over in the X58 Xeon thread https://www.overclock.net/forum/8-in...xeon-club.html