i7 6950x - Asus or MSI motherboard

manbat

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Hi
I currently use a 1660v3 in an Asus RVE mobo. All manual voltage and newest bios.

I've ordered an i7 6950x from AliExpress but I'm a bit scared to use this chip in my Asus RVE motherboard because of the thread of the OC socket killing the CPU. I have an extra x99 mobo, a MSI x99 titanium.

The thing is the MSI mobo can't overclock the cache as good. Only 3.6ghz where RVE can do 3.9ghz on 1.1v cache.

Thoughts?
 

Mylex

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If you realistically think the board is going to kill the cpu than its not an option. You won't be losing a noticeable amount of performance unless it's during benches even if your was hitting 4 vs 3.6 cache
 

kirbyrj

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Your board hasn't killed your current CPU <shrug>. Is it a 6950x issue with the RVE?
 

dexvx

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Curious why you ordered from AliExpress... are they a lot cheaper than eBay?
 

D-EJ915

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Cache on broadwell-e doesn't overclock as well as haswell-e anyway so may as well toss it in the MSI first.
 
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