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Old March 23, 2010, 07:59 AM
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I just found this gem while piecing together a budget server, and thought, this would be a killer budget overclocking chip! Intel® Xeon® Processor X3440 (8M Cache, 2.53 GHz) with SPEC Code(s) SLBLF

Pricing is about $259 for a i7 based Quad, WITH HT. Socket 1156. I think I may have found my next Xeon!
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Old March 23, 2010, 08:20 AM
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theyve been around for a while. altough multi is lower than other i7's, they do ok. watch the temps. havent gotten to oc much on them, mostly stock :p
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Old March 23, 2010, 08:24 AM
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Lower multi should be ok so long as a decent board/ram is used, correct? Ah shitty, just realised I'd need a new CPU block too....
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Old March 23, 2010, 08:28 AM
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on stock you may get to about 3 gigs safe, i think. if memory doesnt fail me i pssied out close to that due to temps and since it wasnt my machine :p

some say to stay away from 1156 giga boards, something with the stupid foxconn socket issue.
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some say to stay away from 1156 giga boards, something with the stupid foxconn socket issue.
LGA1156 socket issues have LONG since been dealt with.
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Old March 23, 2010, 04:34 PM
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I have one of these X3440 OC'd at 4GHz since November. Paid 245 for it I think.
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Old March 23, 2010, 05:27 PM
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The foxconn socket has never been an issue with gigabyte 1156 boards with me. And I never ran a socket 1156 system without watercooling (apparently phase change and watersetups were the problem).

On stock cooling you should get 3.33ghz,(i built an i7 860 rig for a friend) and keep acceptable temps. I was debating getting one of those xeons, but i got in on that intel program a while back and got my 860 cheaper then the xeon counterpart.
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What about the Xeon W3520? same clock speed as an i7 920 on the 1366 platform, but it overclocks a lot nicer. Currently running at 4.3 Ghz with a VCore of 1.275, great OC'er
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What about the Xeon W3520? same clock speed as an i7 920 on the 1366 platform, but it overclocks a lot nicer. Currently running at 4.3 Ghz with a VCore of 1.275, great OC'er
80 bucks more expensive, havent touched that
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