That thing is massive. It just screams power.
Right now its running at 4.2ghz 27x156 @ 1.42V ram is running at 1876Mhz @ 9-9-9-24 which i might be able to tighten up a little, stock is 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24. If i remember right and this was 5 or more years ago when i was OC on this board, i think i could hit in the mid 1900Mhz rage with a cl9 and even drop to a 7-8-7 or 8-8-8 with 1800Mhz.
You're going to be blown away how the x5690 runs / overclocks. Keep in mind max intel spec volts is 1.35 on the core and cache for these 32nm chips. Do not push past 1.35v on the cache.
So played around with the computer this weekend, pulled the 975 out and plugged the X5690 and nothing happened, pulled the chip and cleaned everything and many bios resets zilch. Put the X5675 in and with many reboots, bios resets, and switching between the two bios it would finally boot to something on the screen but it was a bios checksum error.
So after about 3 hours a playing around i pulled a server and put each chip in it and it booted fine, so i know the CPUs work. I tried multiple sticks of ram between 3 different sets in different slots and even a set of ECC ram with no luck. So im back to the 975 but i think i might replace it with my 950, the 950 OC'd way better then this 975. The 975 is a sample chip and just OC's like a turd. best i could do and still be stable is 4.2Ghz @ 1.42v and i know my 950 can do at least 4.6Ghz at those volts.
I might try pulling the 975 in a few weeks and give the Xeons another try before putting the 950 in.
Just heard back from a friend, hes willing to trade my x5675 for a 980x, so in some way ill be able to get to 6 cores
Edited by olokul, 13 March 2017 - 06:09 AM.
All four rigs under water
Primary Rig - i5-4670k - Asus Maximus VII Hero - Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB @ 2133 CAS9 - Evga GTX 980 - Silverstone 1200w
i5 2600K @ 4.2Ghz -Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z -Mushkin Redline ddr3 8Gb -MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 580 in SLI -Silverstone 1200W
Secondary Rig -i5 2500K @ 4.2Ghz -Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z -Mushkin Blackline ddr3 8Gb -EVGA Superclock GTX 560TI in SLI -Silverstone 850w
Third Rig - MSI GT60 2OD Laptop - i7 4700MQ @ 3.2Ghz - 16Gb ram - Nvidia GTX780m - 128,120,240msata ssd - 1TB HD
Fourth Rig -i7 975 @4.2GHz -Asus Rampage 3 extreme -Mushkin Ridgeback ddr3 12Gb -4 GTX 670 superclock+ -Evga 1600W G2
Fith Rig -i5 2500K @ 4.2Ghz -ASRock Z77E Mini ITX -Mushkin Redline ddr3 8Gb -EVGA 670 FTW -Silverstone 800w
I dont fail. I just succeed at finding out what doesn't work.