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Old 07-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #2141
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...I think I read that certain desktop X58 chipset 1366 boards do, IIRC...
I stuck an X5690 hex-core @ 3.46 in that board (fastest LGA1366 hex-core Xeon), should be a good little system. I only have 1x 4gb memory module in it, I've got a case of 'the shorts' when it comes to DDR3, I can't seem to keep it on hand....I need to order some I suppose, this board supprts 24gb, 6x 4gb sticks. That won't cost much.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:05 AM   #2142
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The supermicro tree dropped another X8SAX and another X8DAL-i on me. I sold the last X8SAX for $175 bucks, I guess they thought I needed another one. The X8DAL is now the 3rd. I sold one, and still had one left....so now I have 2. Been seeing a lot of the recyclers getting LGA1366 stuff.... It boggles my mind why, still an awesome platform.
Yeah. My X8DAH absolutely kicks ass and I'd totally build another one, funds permitting (which they ain't ).
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:53 AM   #2143
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Yeah. My X8DAH absolutely kicks ass and I'd totally build another one, funds permitting (which they ain't ).
This is the first X8DAL that came with heatsinks...finally some that fit these boards right. The CPU's are so close together, most heatsinks are hitting eachother, blowing hot air into eachother, or just don't fit at all. These heatsinks on these are 'CoolJag', but no model. They can be found on ebay pretty cheap though. Processors are 2x e5520's (4-core 2.26GHz).



The X8SAX came with yet another 'CoolJag' heatsink, different style though. No CPU under it though. They did atleast clean the goop off the mating surface of the heatsink....nothing worse than people removing the CPU and putting the sink back on (thinking it'll protect the socket) with goop all over it, and then having to so very carefully clean the goop crumbs & slop out of the socket...but I digress. I stuck an X5690 (6-core 3.46GHz Xeon) in this one.



The $34 shipped 27" monitor. Has one small nick on the screen and a vertical stripe (tab bond issue) on the right side of the screen. I have 3 identical monitors to this one on my office machine. This one will be a perfect # 4 for monitoring surveillance cameras, so the image doesn't need to be perfect.



The curbside TV....works but has a familiar face in the power supply...



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Old 07-07-2018, 03:59 PM   #2144
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I've got a case of 'the shorts' when it comes to DDR3, I can't seem to keep it on hand....
Same here. But I still don't have that many DDR3 boards so it's okay. Where I worked last year, though, we had tons of random sticks in the shop left over from upgrades that no one ever used (and occasionally techs threw in the trash... but I tried to save as many of them as possible in a box for testing, including 2x 8 GB modules that retailed for high $$ each ).

At least I finally caught up on my DDR and DDR2 stock, though (enough RAM to fill all my spare boards if I ever wanted to build PCs with them).

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Old 07-07-2018, 06:53 PM   #2145
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I stuck an X5690 hex-core @ 3.46 in that board (fastest LGA1366 hex-core Xeon), should be a good little system. I only have 1x 4gb memory module in it, I've got a case of 'the shorts' when it comes to DDR3, I can't seem to keep it on hand....I need to order some I suppose, this board supprts 24gb, 6x 4gb sticks. That won't cost much.
But, can it encode without the CPU throwing an internal timer error?

And the DDR3 thing, sounds just like the boat I was on, in 2014, and much of 2015, L O L

I have a problem, which I hopefully worked around, even at factory clocks, my Core i7 "Bloomfield" 965 decided to rage quit on me during video encoding, with an internal timer error, (via a machine check exception) (via machine check architecture) but only once, and I was able to have a completed video encode, after I disabled turbo core, and possibly after manually setting the Vcore in the BIOS.
That was a while ago, before I moved.

Was way before I Corsair TX'ed the socket 1366 monster!
After wondering if the Matty wet electrolytic caps are quietly taking a shit in the Antec High Current Pro 1200W PSU...
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:19 PM   #2146
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never had such an issue with any Westmere processor on a Tylersburg or x58 chipset. Any graphics encoding I've ever done that was intense was Adobe Premiere HD renders. Never had a problem.

I've got a goofy sleeper build in mind for this X8DAL, if I don't sell it. DDR3 platform is still very mainstream....hell, DDR2 is still a workhorse and very usable.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:32 PM   #2147
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DDR2 is still a workhorse and very usable.
QFT, my ROG socket 775 P45 chipset motherboard (Asus Maximus II Gene)is known to be solid with 8 GB of DDR2, even with mixed sticks!
(at 333 Mhz)
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:42 PM   #2148
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QFT, my ROG socket 775 P45 chipset motherboard (Asus Maximus II Gene)is known to be solid with 8 GB of DDR2, even with mixed sticks!
(at 333 Mhz)
My home office system is a RoG Maximus Formula, the original. 8gb (maxed) and a C2Q 9650 (3GHz/1333). Runs 24/7/365. It's an x38 chipset, can't do a 5400-series Harpertown Xeon (3.4GHz/1600) mod with it, it doesn't work. The x38 can take a 3xxx series Xeon, but thats kind of pointless, the Q9650 is better than any of those.

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Old 07-07-2018, 07:45 PM   #2149
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never had such an issue with any Westmere processor on a Tylersburg or x58 chipset. Any graphics encoding I've ever done that was intense was Adobe Premiere HD renders. Never had a problem.

I've got a goofy sleeper build in mind for this X8DAL, if I don't sell it. DDR3 platform is still very mainstream....hell, DDR2 is still a workhorse and very usable.
My socket 1366 monster is an Alienware Area 51, known for its unique case, and Alienware apparently, installed an Asus P6T Deluxe, which has the X58 chipset.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:21 AM   #2150
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Today was 50% off day at GW... Nothing too interesting here (mostly scored records, some 78 Shellac's and a big box of 45's, which had 15 or so good 70's - 80's rock singles that I didn't have in vinyl).

However, I did score a lightly used Nyko Air Flow EX Xbox (original) controller for $2. I also grabbed a 7' USB cable ($0.50), and swapped that for the old cable (and resoldered some crappy joints while I was at it). My personal favorite PC gaming controller has been cable swapped Xbox controllers, and I've been on the lookout for an Air Flow. For those who don't know, it's an aftermarket controller with a dual-speed cooling fan added. Back when I had a Gamecube as a kid, I always wanted one (but never had the spare money), and now that I do some PC gaming, I've wanted one for that. They didn't sell all that well, and finding one that hasn't been trashed has been a needle in a haystack. That said, the swap went well- it works and other than a green controller having a blue cable, it looks stock (no splices, reused the old flex grommet). Win!
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:09 AM   #2151
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Scored a free Gigabyte GA-7VAX and a GA-945GZM-S2.

The GA-7VAX looks nice. KT400/8235, DualBIOS,RTL8100BL onboard and ALC650 SPU chip. Also has an interesting set of DIP switches to manually set the CPU ratio. Couldn't get it booting with a Athlon XP 2200+ (would simply shut down) but got it to boot with a Duron 700 and a Sempron 2400+. Dunno why it hates AXPs o_o

The 945GZM-S2... well I couldn't get it to boot at all. I absolutely have no idea why it doesn't. SB and NB heat up normally, so does the CPU, but that's all it does. No beeps, no POST, nada. Tested with both a E6750 and a Pentium 4 540. Any ideas? Smaller caps are Rubies while the VRM high was a bunch of KZGs (and one 470uF TK) that I replaced with Sanyo and Panasonic.
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Its not computer /electronics , but I was given a full cyl of r22 Yea it made me happy .
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #2153
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Another APC SmartUPS 750 (SMT750) w/ NMC2 (9631). So, I'll have to do battle with the damn network card to get things initialized properly. But, I can retire one of the Back-UPS XS 1500's (no network capability)!

And, ~300 Hubbel RJ45 & RJ11 keystones in assorted colors along with 3-way single-gang wall plates (which I will populate as Network, Phone & CATV). They want an arm and a leg for these things OTC (especially when you need a LOT of them!)
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:34 PM   #2154
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The GA-7VAX looks nice. KT400/8235, DualBIOS,RTL8100BL onboard and ALC650 SPU chip. Also has an interesting set of DIP switches to manually set the CPU ratio. Couldn't get it booting with a Athlon XP 2200+ (would simply shut down) but got it to boot with a Duron 700 and a Sempron 2400+. Dunno why it hates AXPs o_o
Likely a buggy BIOS. Seems to be common in the socket 462 era...
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I stuck an X5690 hex-core @ 3.46 in that board (fastest LGA1366 hex-core Xeon), should be a good little system. I only have 1x 4gb memory module in it, I've got a case of 'the shorts' when it comes to DDR3, I can't seem to keep it on hand....I need to order some I suppose, this board supprts 24gb, 6x 4gb sticks. That won't cost much.
I got the max this board could take, 6x 4gb ECC modules. The x58 chipset doesn't support registered (PC3-10600R), only unbuffered non-ecc or unbuffered ECC (PC3-10600E). I'll always take ECC if its supported. CPU and memory are maxed, now to pick a GPU that I can score for a good price.

I also found this on the side of the road (it was trash day):



I wanted it for the oven, which works.....good curing oven for powdercoating. 98% of all the random whatnots you will ever powdercoat can fit in a household oven. The door trim is missing, handle was inside the oven. I can care less about appearance, it'll be out in the garage. I love having a pickup and appliance dolly!!
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A Sony str-d515. Not the best find ever, but not bad. Nowhere near as much punch as my Yamaha, nor is the tuner worth a damn.

But, the only issue was a corroded ribbon cable.
Fix that, a bath in hot soapy water overnight and bake at 180*f for 3 hours the next day and it works fine.

Aside from some scratches, it looks good! Im probably going to sell it. Get around $25 for it.
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Here's a picture of it operating on the testbed. Sorry for the grain, had to drop the lights and open the exposure to get a picture of the display. Its really dim behind that front plastic. The VFD looks great without it!
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nice, i love VFD's - there is something about that glow i'v loved since the early electronic games used them.
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I got the max this board could take, 6x 4gb ECC modules. The x58 chipset doesn't support registered (PC3-10600R), only unbuffered non-ecc or unbuffered ECC (PC3-10600E). I'll always take ECC if its supported. CPU and memory are maxed, now to pick a GPU that I can score for a good price.
What kind of GPU are you looking for?
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Here's a picture of it operating on the testbed. Sorry for the grain, had to drop the lights and open the exposure to get a picture of the display. Its really dim behind that front plastic. The VFD looks great without it!
What the hell is that wall of voodoo?! You do realize those woofers will sound better if they're in correct enclosures....
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Something nvidia, GTX580 or up. What ya got?
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