Hello all, I'm considering picking up an older dell 790i board from a friend for the grand total of £15, now, i see allot of people making mention of running xeons with these boards, and while I'm aware that the xeon mod is pretty common, I do have a question relating to this, I've not done the mod before myself but I am confident that I will be able to do it without any issues, however, my question is relating to the bios, does this mod require adding any kind of micro code to the bios or what have you or is it just a kinda 'snip the lugs out of the socket and put the sticker on then it's a drop in upgrade' kinda thing?
Also for ram are these boards particularly picky? or can I get away with some cheap stuff off of ebay? this is only going to be as a cheap system for the other halves and something to play around with while im there really so I wouldn't want to sink 'too' much money into it if I'm having to look for super specific ram or what have you
honestly I change hardware so often it's not worth listing
Last edited by the matty; 05-23-2019 at 04:58 PM.
Reason: missed a question out oops