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Q: Xeon compatible?

Not sure if this is in the proper section but here goes:

I'm still running a first gen i7-920 on a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, overclocked to 3.8GHz with a couple of GTX670s in SLI. Was thinking of keeping the graphics cards and SSDs and upgrading CPU to a 6 core XEON (which I would also try to overclock). Problem is that the X5650 through 70 does not appear to be on the Gigabyte site as a supported CPU BUT I've seen some threads implying that it will work with this board. Is there anyone that might be able to confirm that here?

Also, If I decide to just pick one up and try it, will Windows 7 x64 continue to run with the CPU swap or will it complain?

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A: Xeon compatible?

I'm actually confused, because according to the upgrade list, the x5650 isn't on there, but it is a Socket 1366 processor, which is the socket on your mobo. So I can't say for certain, but in theory it should work.

Also it shouldn't cause any issues with your OS, since you're only changing one piece of hardware.

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Hello, My ThinkPad P50 20EN001SUS 15.6" - Intel Xeon E3-1505M comes with Lenovo 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz ECC SoDIMM Memory. Details are as the followings: Part Number4X70J67438Max Operating Temperature95CMin Operating Temperature0CCapacity16GBModule SpecificationsPC4-17000Form FactorSODIMMMemory TypeDDR4RAM Speed2133MHzParityECC SDRAM But I am unable to order Lenovo 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz ECC SoDIMM Memory from Lenovo as I'm residing in Thailand (I purchased this laptop on eBay). So I'm thinking to buy RAM from Crucial as it's more convenient to ship here. However, Crucial only has this model available: Crucial 16GB DDR4-2400 ECC SODIMM                  CT8041957Form Factor: SODIMMTotal Capacity: 16GBWarranty: Limited LifetimeSpecs: DDR4 PC4-19200 ? CL=17 ? Unbuffered ? ECC ? DDR4-2400 ? 1.2V ? 2048Meg x 72 So the red texts are the difference between these 2 rams. Please let me know if this Crucial ram would be compatible with my ThinkPad P50 20EN001SUS 15.6" - Intel Xeon E3-1505M? I'd like to add up 32GB more. Thank you very much! Zong

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It's getting to be upgrade time again.

Going to go the server route, probably 1366 Xeon.

My questions are:

1. Do Xeon 1366's have different hole alignment/spacing that consumer 1366's?

2. If so, can anyone recommend some water blocks other than Koolance, which I know I can use, to take a look at?

Thanks for any help.

A:Socket 1366 Xeon - can anyone recommend compatible waterblocks?

Im pretty sure all 1366 motherboards use the same mounting holes. So any waterblock for the 1366 socket should be compatible.

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Hi All,

I have a dual socket motherboad with chipset 5000.

I currently have 2 unit of Xepon Processor (X5450, E5450)

My question is, can i insert both processor in the motherboard to use? is it compatible?

Thank you


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Need another backup P70. Both 1535 and 6920 are configurable for Dell M7710 workstation. Lenovo online chat told that both CPU are available but currently still not offered for public to order. 

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I checked T3600 and 3610 - the only difference is BIOS firmware, even BIOS chips are the same. T3600 has Intel ME firmware 7th version - that is why Xeon v2 are not recognized by the 3600 system, they need later 8th version of ME. Upgrade of ME formware is a difficult procedure  - You need to fit the size and other attributes of old ME region. The simpliest way would be to read both BIOS chips from 3610 motherboard and clean data region in ME but I don't have any T3610 systems. Another way is to analyze BIOS file for T3610 and drag out the firmware for T3600. If anybody has T3610 - please reply

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Hi, Xeon E3-1535M v5 or Xeon E3-1550M v5? Which processor would you recommend? A shop told me, that E3-1535M v5 is no longer available by Lenovo and that Xeon E3-1550M v5 would be the best. Is this true? Thanks for any advice!

A:P50: Xeon E3-1535M v5 or Xeon E3-1550M v5?

Saw your other post asking about optical drive. I got a feeling that it's either a joke or scam. 1) There's no optical drive option for P50 (of course we are talking about built-in drive, not the external one).2) There's no E3-1550M v5 option for P50.  In fact, even the E3-1535M has limited availability.  e.g. E3-1535M is available in Japan but not in US. Good luck with the 'special built' P50. 

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I have 3 HP Z230 Tower Workstations with Xeon E3-1225 v3 CPUs which I would like to go faster.Is it possible to upgrade from Xeon E3-12XX v3 to the newer Xeon E3-12XX v4 CPUs, especially the E3-1285L v4 ?If possible, what are the requirements?   BIOS Upgrade, Specific RAM modules and the like. Has anyone by chance ever attempted or sucessfully performed such an upgrade?Any information would be much appreciated.Thanks in advance.

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I recently bought a Xeon 2.8 533 512 (prod BX80532KE2800DSL72F) with a view to building a mono-CPU system. The box, however, states 'Supports Dual-processor ONLY / 604-pin micro-PGA).

Is this correct? Do I need to DUAL chip the board or will it work as a standalone?

If I need 2 do I get exactly the same one to create the matched pair or is there a different one I need to get to compliment the architecture to let it function at peak?


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Xeon E3 or i7??? I have asked this question before but that has been some time ago. I am needing a good cpu that will be used for video editing for up to 4-5 hours a day. I know a Xeon is made for 24/7 use and comes from a better dye so I was wondering what people's thoughts were. There will be no overclocking so don't go there. Thanks.

A:Xeon E3 or i7

Its going to depend on the chip of course, but I would say in general an i7 would be the better option. If you go with a 6 core 12 thread i7 you will have a very nice video editing machine. Thats my opinion, its in reality going to be up to exactly what your needs beyond just video editing will be to decide what is a better idea.

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Hi. On CPUz it does say I have a Intel Core I7 3770k Ivy bridge. Why does it say in device manager I have a

System devices

Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller - 0150
Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Processor PCI Express Root Port - 0151

Also in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers in device manager it says.

Intel 7 series/C216 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.

Under processors it does say.

Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz
Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz
Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz
Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz
Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz
Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz
Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz
Intel Core I7-3770K CPU @3.50GHz

Im more bothered about it saying its a xeon when its an I7. Could this be the reason why my PC is slower then I would like?.

A:Have i got a xeon not Ivy?.

I have a system with an i7 3770 (not the K version) but I get the identical listing as yours.

My motherboard is also a Z77 chipset. ASRock Z77 Professional Fatal1ty.

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Im just wondering which one is better.

A:Xeon 2.4 ghz or P4 2.53 GHZ 533 FSB

are you running a server? if so go with the xeon, otherwise let me know what kinds of things you are doing with it because the P4 might be better

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I've just aquired 34 Dell systems from a goverment auction, I've dontated 1 to myself, whcih happens to be a 1.8ghz Xeon proc. For some reason I thought that all Xeons were 64 bit, however my 64bit version of XP Pro will not install on it. What are my possibilities with this machine, if any?

A:what do to with the Xeon?

Xeon Processor

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I recently bought a Xeon 2.8 533 512 (prod BX80532KE2800DSL72F) with a view to building a mono-CPU system. The box, however, states 'Supports Dual-processor ONLY / 604-pin micro-PGA).

Is this correct? Do I need to DUAL chip the board or will it work as a standalone?

If I need 2 do I get exactly the same one to create the matched pair or is there a different one I need to get to compliment the architecture to let it function at peak?


A:Xeon CPU

Yes, you need two that are exactly the same. Out of interest, why did you buy a Xeon if you don't want to run multiple processors? They are nothing more than a P4 with a higher pricetag and SMP support.

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I have an old Compatibles by Compaq scanner/keyboard that worked with win98, but I can't seem to get it to work with XP.
It's connects thru one of my serial ports. Does anyone know how to or if it can work with XP?

A:[SOLVED] scanner/keyboard - compatible/not compatible with XP?

see if they put out drivers for xp
i had to replace my scanner because of no drivers for xp

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Buying a new pc for typical office use (word, excel etc) which will be connected to 3 monitors and typically have several programs running.

Currently thinking of a Dell and the salesman suggested the Dell Precision T5500 with a xeon 2.13Ghz 4MB chip because, he tells me, it can handle a 3 monitor set up better. But its pricey

I was thinking of the cheaper option of the Precision T3400 with the core 2 duo 3Ghz 6MB chip but i'm not sure about the 3 monitor set up.

Which machine/ chip would be faster/ handle multiple open programs/ handle a 3 monitor set up better?


A:Xeon or Core 2

without a doubt the xeon will be much faster....

Although you could save money and gain even more performance with a chip like the q6600

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Does anyone know the pros and cons of Intel Xeon? What are the differences between P4 and Xeon?

A:Intel Xeon

the difference is largely a matter of available funds vs. needs. If money is no object, then go for the Xeon..........

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I cannot get DOS to work on a computer with dual-Xeon processors,
Win 2000. The window opens, and the C:> prompt is there, but nothing
typed in appears on the screen although the cursor moves. Also,
are not executed unless a lot of them are typed in:

eg. dir [enter] will just sit there
but after a few commands are typed in (eg. command [enter], command
[enter], command [enter] ) they will be executed and the results will
appear on the screen.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Thank you.

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I'm building a new dual processor workstation and I'm trying to find a pair of socket 771 xeon processors that are under $300. I'm looking at the following:

xeon 5120
xeon 5320
xeon 5060

I'm leaning towards the 5320 since they are quads. The 5120 are cheaper but dual cores; the 5060 are higher mhz but have the 667 fsb. Main use if for video and audio capturing/editing in Adobe Premiere. Any suggesions or other choices would be a big help .

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I am building a gaming computer and I am wondering if a Core i5 or a Quad-Core Xeon is better for gaming!

A:Solved: Xeon or i5?

There's lots of different models in each family, but Xeon's are better for workstations or servers. If you are building a gaming computer the i5 or an i7 is generally the cheaper and better choice.

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Hello everyone,

Just wondering if XP can put a Dual Xeon system to good use.. or will it only use 1 processor?



A:XP on Dual Xeon

Windows XP supports up to 2 processors, so it will take advantage of the dual-xeons

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based off the responses i got when talking about a dual athlon mp system... it doesnt look so great. so i'm thinking of some other options. i've got a friend who does 3d animation and uses an older gateway server. It's got a dual xeon motherboard but he only uses one processor... when i had the chance of working on this system, it seemed REALLY fast. it could be that he had a SCSI drive that spun so fast you could hear it grind, or it could be that he did't have all the clutter on it and was running windows NT 4. but like i said, it was REALLY fast. i'm just asking for some thoughts on this because right now (besides the INSANE cost for a dual xeon motherboard) it seems like a viable option. thanks!

A:dual P2 XEON?

geez... no one here has ever used anything besides a p4 or athlon? :rolleyes:

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Which would you go with? Also I'm partial to MSI, Asus and GigaByte motherboards.
I like games like Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. I do a lot of MP3's and I plan on getting the MSI nBox FX5900 Video card.
I want to keep it low priced sinse I'm getting such an expensive video card.


A:AMD 64 or Dual XEON

I would still get a AthlonXP... AMD64's are still to new and expensive, and Dual XEON's are wayyyyyyyyyy to expensive and will not give you any noticiable improvements in gaming.

Untill amd64's get established, if you really want a dual cpu system, get a Dual Athlon MP one, they are far cheaper.

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Currently using a Dell 420 SCSI Workstation with 512MB rambus memory & single P-III processor, SCSI 10K drives...However no amount of adjusting memory or hardware configurations can turn this into a machine that can process two (2) or three (3) open graphics programs at once without crashing or just sitting there; you probably know what I mean. I use CorelDraw 10, Adobe, FrontPage & other Web designing tools plus Lt CAD. all graphics intensive programs by themselves, and some need to be open together.
I want to BUILD a system that will currently handle "Win XP Pro" plus the above mentioned programs without causing me so much grief!
There is confusion about the set-up.
Two 3+GHz Xeon processors with 2GB DDR memory on a WI-2P Abit motherboard with a 7505 chipset vs one P-4, 3.60GHz with 2GB memory on a Intel or other motherboard with an 876 chipset, dito memory! I have never build a system but keep 4 office Dells all network running so I am not intimited by the Build-Process. Any one who has first hand knowledge and has done a, from scratch build I would appreciate any input.
A. Vancortlandt

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How does a top of the line dual core Xeon CPU differ from a top of the line dual core Pentium? why would some ony pick a Xeon over a Pentium? are Xeon CPUs more reliable or something? would a Xeon be better for gaming? i was looking at the new Mac Pro. it can be configured to have two 3 ghz dual core zeon CPUs with 2 tb of HD space, 16 gb of ram, and 4 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB. if i installed windows XP on that mac pro would it blow away a top of the line alienware alx? my school is getting some of these new macs. i cant wait to mess around with it.

A:Xeon vs. Pentium

Xeon's are for high-end desktops and for servers. As are the Quadro video cards.

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Hi Guys,

I have a Compaq Proliant Pl3000 6/500 with twin PIII 500 cpu's in it, I also have 2 Xeon 800 cpu's that I want to put in it, from what I understand this is possible, however I cannot find a converter for Slot2 ( Xeon to Slot 1 )

Is this possible, is there a converter around to do this, where?? and does anyone have a spec / part number if there is.

Cheers Guys

A:Xeon Converter

If there is such a part available, it'll be a custom Compaq part and you'll need to buy it from them.

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I have a question about Xeon processor's, would it be more efficient to run 3 or 4 processor's in a server, is it better for them to work in tandem?

A:Xeon processor

Unless you're going to be running a file server for 100 or more computers using it heavily, I wouldn't go over 2 processors (Athlon MPs aren't extremely expensive, and do the job well). However, I'd set up the network as follows for 50 or less computers:

Dual Processor (doesnt have to be fast) Domain Controller

Dual Processor Domain Controller back up (very important -- it would SUCK to lose all your user names and domain information, and remember, downtime reflects poorly on you)

Dual Processor (faster then others) File Server
And add File Servers as needed. This set up is cost efficient, and if you use RAID 5, you wont lose data if one disk drive goes. You keep the File Servers seperate from domain controllers, and keep everything running well.
So, to answer your question, NO, I do not think anything over 2 processors is needed.

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I was thinking about buying Intel Xeon X5355 Quad Core Extreme 2.66GHz processor, but for some reason i thought that if i had an Xeon quad core i have to buy four of them? Is this true? And Would it be any good for video editing?


A:Xeon Processor


Intel Xeon X5355 Quad Core Extreme is primarily made for servers and workstations.

What do you have now?

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I have a Pentium II Xeon 450 CPU, 1MB cache. Basically, I just want to know if it will work on a motherboard that normally uses regular CPUs (non Xeon).

More specifically, I'm using an Abit BE6 board that has a PII 350 in it. Would I be able to take out the 350, pop in the Xeon, and expect it to work?

Thanks for the help.

A:really easy PII xeon question.

Sorry apparently not, the xeon processors need a slot 2 motherboare, the be6 is a slot one. From what I can read it is not compatible with the 440bx chipset either

The Slot-2 interface features the 330 pins the Pentium II/III Xeon processor plugs into,
unfortunately this is a considerably longer interface than the 242 pins of the Slot-1
interface the Pentium II/III processor uses. With the Socket-370 Celeron converting it to a
Slot-1 motherboard wasn't much of a problem and wasn't that difficult to imagine since the
Celeron was originally designed for use with Slot-1 motherboards. The Xeon wasn't. http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=972

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Hi All, Over the past few days I've started to notice that my Thinkpad immediately turns on after being shut down or put to sleep. I dual boot elementary and windows 10. My laptop has turned on in my bag on multiple occasions, leading to excessive battery drain and unneccessary thermal stress. Here's what I've tried so far: Checking the power settings (even though I hadn't changed them in between before the problems started and after)Disabling and reenabling hibernate (via cmd)Rolling back the BIOS (unsuccessful, just get the error message "This BIOS image file does not match the system")Changing Legacy Boot settings (even though the settings I had were no issue before) I notice that the power button blinks quickly for a few seconds when I shut my computer down, and that it shuts off for half a second before starting up again. This is a big impediment to me using my laptop normally.I have to remove the battery in order to carry my laptop around, which as one might imagine is a pain. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Full specs here: Host Name: xxxx-THINKPADOS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 HomeOS Version: 10.0.17134 N/A Build 17134OS Manufacturer: Microsoft CorporationOS Configuration: Standalone WorkstationOS Build Type: Multiprocessor FreeRegistered Owner: Windows UserRegistered Organization:Product ID: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxOriginal Install Date: 5/29/2018, 8:58:14 PMSystem Boot Time: 9/18/2018, 4:20:39 PMSystem Manufac... Read more

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In 2015's I've purchased used Dell T7910  with one Xeon E5 V3 processor.
Want to upgrade CPU to two E5 2667 V4. Will it work on my Dell Precision? Need to upgrade BIOS?

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I was wondering which CPU is the best for "hard work" like making / editing stuff with indesign (cs4) or photoshop? -or which computer would be the best for that purpose?
Some general specs:
- Intel Xeon 2.8GHz/533-1MB
512Mb [email protected]
Win2k (indesign 2.0)
Compaq Proliant ML350 G3

- AMD Athlon 3200+ (AM2)
1Gb DDR400 RAM
ATI Radeon HD3550, 512Mb, PCI-E
HP Pavilion

- Intel Pentium 4 @2.8GHz (Socket 478)
1Gb DDR400 RAM
ATI Radeon 1200x, 256Mb, AGP

A:Xeon, Pentium or Athlon

The AMD machine is the best.

Neither of the three, however, can compete with current-generation processors, even the low-end ones.

How much are you getting these systems for?

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Right now, I have a P4 2.26 GHz processor in my PC that needs replaced. Looking at the motherboard documentation, it says it can accept up to a 3.0Ghz P4 processor with up to 533 MHz system bus.

My question. Is it possible to replace it with, like a 2.8 GHz Xeon processor? Would the performance be that much different? Would it be worth the extra cost? Or, should I just go for a regular P4 processor to replace it?

A:Possible to change processor to Xeon?

I believe that going from a P4 to a Xeon, requires a motherboard change.

Duncan Pollock
CompTia A+ Certified
Currently working on Network+

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I have been offered the pick of either of two systems at work

first is a DELL Precision 530 with dual P4 1.7 Ghz Xeons

second is a DELL SC 430 with one dual core 3.2 Ghz CPU
both have the same size memory , both have the same hard drives in RAID 0

i do autocad from home office and moonlight with commodities / stock market trading applications

which is the better pick ? , i cant test them out until i sign for one of them.

A:which is better 2 x Xeon or 1 x dual core ?

I do not know too much about the differences of the two architectures, but from the basic info you provide, it seems the dual core option will be much better due to the massive clock speed difference. Also, the 2x Xeon is probably using an obsolete chipset that may not compete well with the dual core setup, therfore being a lesser performer.

From the little I know about the Intel Pentium D, they function in a similar fashion as a real 2x cpu setup.

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I want some opinions of the idea of getting two Xeon 3040 and a server motherboard to make one hell of a powerfull machine. Bad idea or one that could be very fast

A:dual Xeon 3040

You might as well just buy a Dual core processor, it would be just as good and cheaper.

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Is it possible to overclock a 2.8 GHz processor and would a high end air cooled system be enough?

I am looking at buying a couple of Xeon systems and wanted to use one as a test subject!!!!

Any thoughts on the performance gains and suggestions welcome!!!


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I don't think I have a question or need help, just an observation. I've been using a Fujitsu server for a desktop for several years now. It came with an Intel I3 processor and 4gb ram. I added 4gb of ram and learned that the chipset would accommodate a quad core xeon processor, so I installed a xeon x3470. I found that the quad offered no improvement in performance.

A:quad core xeon

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Hello all. I have an appeal for help to solve the following problem, and so:I bought a workstation Dell Precision T5500 dual-processor Xeon x5675 (each 6c and 12t)I installed Windows 10 pro.As soon as I have in the BIOS OFF Hyper-Threading Technology (logical processor) and left only the physical, then Windows sees me two process after 6 cores for a total of 12 - and everything is all right. And when I turn on the BIOS option Hyper-Threading Technology, after restarting the computer I should expect 12 physical cores and 12 physical cores. Unfortunately, Windows sees only one processor. Do you know what I can do to make Windows see both processors cores with visible physical and logical?

Specification: processor:2x Intel Xeon X5675Processor Speed:3066 MHzCache: 12MBNumber of processor cores:6 - Six CoreRAM:36GB DDR 3Disc:2000GBHousing:TowerWarranty:12 monthsUSB 3.0:NoGraphics Card:nVidia Quadro NVSOperating system:Windows 10 Professional PLGraphical Interfaces:DMS-59USB 2.0 ports:8Power Supply:875WDrive:DVD drivePorts On the Plate:PCI Express x16.PCIe x8.PCI Express x1.5xPCI I would be grateful for any help.Regardslupo2gra

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i just bought a INTEL SE7501WV2 dual xeon motherboard with 2 2.4ghz xeon processors.i want too use it as a home pc and was planning on just installing xp on there.i was wondering will it show up as a dual core in xp,and if it will still run fairly fast like the new dual core processors?thanks

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OK, so I rebuilt my PC a few weeks ago. (All specs on profile) Seemed to all go really smooth until Windows Updates started failing. No cumulative updates succeed. I looked back in the history to see the first fail and it was some Xeon driver.
Looked in device management and saw alot of Xeon drivers listed under System Devices.

If I click on any one of the intel(R) Xeon(R) v4/****** entries and select properties it says No drivers installed for this device.
Yet when I click on Driver it shows Intel, 26/01/2016 For every entry.

So I'm asking, is this right?
Did I screw something up on install?
Can I fix it?

Hope someone knows more than I do.

Thanks in advance


PS. have run intel driver installer. Asus chipset installer etc

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my cpu is reaching 80 degrees in the hardware monitoring page of the bios at which point the temp lights up red and ive been shutting it off incase it burns out

ive cleaned all dust from the intel stock hsf

the fan on the hsf is spinning round at a normal speed as far as i can see

i have securely fitted the hsf onto the mboard mounts

there is no thermal paste on the cpu or the hsf

if i get some good quality paste and reapply it could someone give me their thoughts on whether this will resolve the issue?

im also keen to find out the average running temp of the cpu during idle in the bios

ive been running this pc without paste or any overheating issues for approx 6 months without any problems

i know that isnt recommended i just forgot to buy it at the time and was keen to test everything then my son was literally born the day after so i havent had my mind straight since or i would of got some paste! :-(

A:xeon 3430 overheating

Hello jmeader,

Congratulations on your new son.

Yeah, you will just need to have some good thermal paste between the heat sink and CPU. Artic Silver paste is a good one to use.

Be sure that both surfaces are clean, and only to put about a small pea size bubble of paste on the center of the CPU to smash flat with the heat sink. You do not want paste to squeeze out of the sides an get on anything else.

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At the Korean Lenovo store,although xeon 1575M CPU is available in many other regions,they aren't providing configuration option for Xeon 1575M. although 200Mhz of clock speed difference is not high,it seems to be a mental obstacle to make a purchase for now.Why it is not available now?When will it be possible to buy P70 equipped with Xeon 1575M?

A:Why Newest Xeon 1575M v5 is not available in P70 i...

It is now. Wish the offered the 1545M for me :-(

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At least XEON E3-1535M v5 is available for selected EU P50 models. Dell Workstation M7710 has 6920HQ as an option. Will Lenovo USA bring these two CPUs to the US market any time soon?

Go to Solution.

A:Will XEON E3-1535M v5 or I7 6920HQ be available fo...

I checked with the product manager for the P series and wanted to pass along the following information:

Lenovo does not offer the 1545 or 1575 on P50. This is because both of these CPUs are paired with the Iris Pro graphics which requires a different thermal assembly than Lenovo designed for the ThinkPad P50. 
While those CPUs are slightly faster (0.1GHz) than the CPUs paired with Iris graphics (P530), the trade-off to accommodate the bigger TDP didn?t make sense as the vast majority of Lenovo customers ask for discrete graphics and really don?t want/use the Intel integrated graphics in the first place.
The 1535 is available in the US, but it?s not showing on the US website for Lenovo.com.  The product manager has sent a note to that team to get that CPU posted on the site so customers can build with it. Rather than wait, feel free to call in and work directly with a Lenovo representative to spec out a 1535 system. In the US you can reach Lenovo sales for ThinkPad Mobile Workstations at 1-855-253-6686.

I hope this information assists you with your purchasing decision.
Thank you,

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i have a intel xeon quad core processor, and i have built a system for it, the system works fine , boots windows regularly, but when i run cpu intensive programs such as video editing (Vegas 8.0) or photoshop it will start to lag other programs like the internet, and even windows itself, i have never set up windows for a quad core cpu, is there any special tweaking that needs to be done so it can run more efficiently? Better multitasking.

sys specs
intel xeon 3300 2.66ghz per core x4
4gb of ddr2 ram
512mb 8800 gt
currently installed is windows xp 64bit.

what do you guys recommend? im sure these programs cant really be maxing out on the power of this cpu?

i have never really built any systems with quad cores or even dual cores so i am unsure of the steps nessesary to make the cpu compatible with it, tweak it.

thanks in advance, Fang_x

A:Setting up a Xeon server PC

XP 64 bit is picky with it's compatible software and drivers. What motherboard are you using?

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So I bought a Xeon CPU (Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2) to put on a Asrock Mobo (ASRock Z77 Pro4). The idea was the Xeon CPU is less expensive and doesn't have the built in graphics that the i7's do. Since I had planned to use a discreet graphics card I figured this was a good plan. So I looked up the Mobo on Asrock's site and it said the Xeon CPU is compatible. So I ordered it.
Got in the other day and I could not get it to boot with the Xeon CPU. Computer would beep 5 times very quickly. Looked up the beep code - says "Processor Error". After spending about a day screwing with it, calling custom PC shops around town, and looking online I didn't have an answer. Other people seem to have done this succesfully but not me I guess.
I finally said screw it, and picked up an i7 locally. I had to get this computer running to get work done. Computer runs fine with the i7 CPU.
So now I have this Xeon CPU sitting in its little box, and I would like to find a desktop Mobo to put it on and use it to replace one of the other old computers we have around here. Does anyone know of a board that is confirmed to work with a Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2? Or am I just completely off my rocker?


A:Xeon CPU on a desktop mobo

Your MOBO may have just needed a BIOS update.

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