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Skulltrail - An exercise in excess

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Reply 20 of 34, by Jade Falcon

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matze79 wrote:

Thats a much better System then the one i using currently as Daily Driver.
Retro ? 😳

Same here. I never had a daily system this powerful, closest thing to it was a 775 system I had years back.
But why would anyone need this most of power for a daily system? Gaming systems and workstation aside.

Reply 21 of 34, by m1919

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Jade Falcon wrote:
matze79 wrote:

Thats a much better System then the one i using currently as Daily Driver.
Retro ? 😳

Same here. I never had a daily system this powerful, closest thing to it was a 775 system I had years back.
But why would anyone need this most of power for a daily system? Gaming systems and workstation aside.

Definitely not retro, yet.

Also, the same reason anyone has anything other than the basic necessities... because we can. 😁

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Reply 22 of 34, by havli

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matze79 wrote:

Thats a much better System then the one i using currently as Daily Driver.
Retro ? 😳

Slower than my main PC... so I can call it retro 😵 Anyway Core2 architecture is 10 years old and quite obsolete by todays standards.

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Reply 23 of 34, by Jade Falcon

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I really would not call core2 retro yet, very old and out dated yes.
Core2 was still used in new systems up towards the beginning of 2010/end of 2009. and that's when the X58 platform was out. Given that it can use the newest video cards and ddr3 ram I can't call the core2 retro yet. at least not the last gen stuff.

Reply 24 of 34, by m1919

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Leftovers of a failed experiment in Xeon 5080s. I scored a pair for about 25 bucks shipped, turns out board does not POST with those procs, gets stuck with code 01 on start. Got a pair of X5470s in now.

Might ghetto one of those Asus squirrel cage blower fans onto the northbridge heatsink, but it seems to get decent airflow from the fan on the second heatsink.

Was a longshot that it would work... the plan was hopefully getting about 4.5Ghz or more out of those Netburst Xeons and running with a pair of the 7900 GTXs for some mid-2006 "what-if" fun.

Anyone know what specific board can actually run these, or if the Skulltrail board can actually run these? I'm assuming anything Core and Core 2 based will run on it, so the next best thing is a pair of Xeon 5160s.

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Reply 25 of 34, by DaveJustDave

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I'm curious how much GPU this thing can run before it becomes a bottleneck. Do you think it can handle a modern gtx1080?

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Reply 26 of 34, by m1919

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DaveJustDave wrote:

I'm curious how much GPU this thing can run before it becomes a bottleneck. Do you think it can handle a modern gtx1080?

Dunno. Should toss my GTX 1080 Hybrid in there and find out.

Most likely it'll bottleneck pretty hard. If I can get 4.5Ghz out of my X5470s I should give it a go.

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Reply 27 of 34, by candle_86

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DaveJustDave wrote:

I'm curious how much GPU this thing can run before it becomes a bottleneck. Do you think it can handle a modern gtx1080?

Well this would likely be similar to an I7 990X or 3930k in raw compute preformance

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Reply 28 of 34, by m1919

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candle_86 wrote:
DaveJustDave wrote:

I'm curious how much GPU this thing can run before it becomes a bottleneck. Do you think it can handle a modern gtx1080?

Well this would likely be similar to an I7 990X or 3930k in raw compute preformance

Battlefield 1 and Doom would probably be the perfect games to test on this, I have both and those do seem to take advantage of the multithreading whereas most other games I can think of currently don't really take advantage of more than 4 threads at most, or if they do they do not seem to benefit much from it.

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Reply 29 of 34, by candle_86

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Totally missed the dual core xeon's thought you had 8 total cores, so no wont compare to the 990x, maybe to a Q9550

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Reply 30 of 34, by m1919

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candle_86 wrote:

Totally missed the dual core xeon's thought you had 8 total cores, so no wont compare to the 990x, maybe to a Q9550

Actually I have X5470s in there now, also have X5482s that came with the board.

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Reply 32 of 34, by Errius

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_memo … Buffered_memory

Fully Buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) modules are used in some systems with large maximum memory capacities. In normal registered/buffered memory only the control lines are buffered, whereas in fully buffered memory the data lines are buffered as well with all transfers performed in a serial fashion; the additional logic present on each FB-DIMM module transforms serial input into parallel signals required to drive memory chips.

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Reply 33 of 34, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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red-ray wrote on 2020-05-16, 17:39:

Does anyone know what the latest Intel D5400XD BIOS release is please?

I found XS54010J.86A.1149 and if there is a later BIOS where is it available from?

There's an 1175

http://download.viglen.co.uk/files/high_perfo … eNotes_1175.pdf
http://download.viglen.co.uk/files/high_perfo … 4010J.86A.1175/

and a 1353

https://rebyte.me/en/intel/134608/?fileTypeId=4

although some people seemed to have issues moving from 1175 to 1353, in that they couldn't get the update to work.

Reply 34 of 34, by red-ray

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PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2020-05-17, 00:05:

although some people seemed to have issues moving from 1175 to 1353, in that they couldn't get the update to work.

Thank you for the information and links. I now have both BIOSes and will see what happens once I get the motherboard running.