AIM: TO FIND DECOMMISSIONED XEONs CAPABLE OF 33+% OVERCLOCK LIKE X58/Westmere-EP
Coming off the ?tail end? of the X58 Xeon rush, I have started to become curious about the possibility of taking a post-X58 setup to similar heights of greatness.
This is all really new to me, but think we can figure it out. There are other threads about this topic, but most of them are really narrow [this CPU, will it work? etc]. I want to unite our efforts!
So, several of you will have received an "invite" to join this thread, but anyone is welcome to join with useful info and results.AIM: TO FIND DECOMMISSIONED XEONs CAPABLE OF 33% OVERCLOCK LIKE X58/Westmere-EP
X79 or X99 welcome, we're looking at both chipsets and any combination of parts or sockets that might work. The goal is to find truly affordable combinations.
Thoughts - hacked/edited BIOS/Specific CPU steppings/Software override for clocks/specific CPU models... anything really should be considered. Bclk Multiplier Straps?
Who doesn't want a >4GHz 6/8core Xeon with 20MB of cache for $100
Right now I don't have hardware, but anyone who does should contribute what they know, ESPECIALLY if they're doing anything that breaks any locking or Multipliers, TDP or BClk.
I am based in the Netherlands, and am also really interested to meet other members or to test any hardware combinations we can arrange.
Let's get cracking.
See you around,