Reply 20 of 57, by darry
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-07-13, 02:44:darry wrote on 2020-07-12, 15:19:
Socket 1366, though not yet retro, is my favourite . Bandwith, expandability (Xeon compatibility), native support for legacy PCI, longevity are the key factors .
I have a Xeon X5675 based one with 48GB of RAM as a triple boot Windows 7/ Windows 10/Linux setup and I intend to keep it a long time . I have a spare motherboard for it too and a few lesser 1366 CPUs, so this thing should run for a very long time .
Board is a SuperMicro x8Sax .
I'm wanting to get a LGA1366 board that can overclock, as the Xeons really wake up when you overclock the snot out of them. The X5675 has a 3.06GHz base clock and 3.46GHz boost clock, yet can easily be made to run at a 4.2GHz boost clock.
The X8SAX is not really conducive to overclocking . When I had P6X58D Premium (before it died which is, apparently, rather common), I overclocked my i7 930 to 4GHz . Fun times .