L5640 "special" - confirmed motherboard compatibility thread

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  1. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    I want to get a list of confirmed motherboard compatibility for these L5640 ES chips. I need motherboard manufacturer, model, revision (if applicable), and bios version. Also, confirmed incompatibilities would be good to. I'll update this post as we get more info.


    Confirmed Compatible:
    eVGA SR-2 Classified - Any Bios
    Asus P6T - latest bios (version 1303)
    Asus P6T Deluxe v1 - Bios 2101
    Asus P6T Deluxe v2 - Bios 1003
    Asus P6T6 WS Revolution - Bios 0803
    Asus Rampage II GENE - Bios 1202 or higher
    Asus X58 Sabertooth
    Asus Z8NA-D6C - 9.02 bios
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev. 1.0 - Bios F4
    Gigabyte GA-X58A UD3R Rev 2 BIOS version FC
    Gigabyte EX58-UD5 version 1.0 - Bios F12
    Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 - Bios F2
    ASRock X58 Extreme - Bios, 2.5

    Confirmed Incompatible:
    Biostar Tpower X58 Rev 5x - any bios as of 9/13/10
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P rev 1.0 - any BIOS as of 9/21/10
    Gigabyte X58A-UD5
    EVGA X58 SLI rev 1 and rev 1.1
    EVGA X58 SLI Micro
     
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  2. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ardness Supreme

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    Confirmed compatible:

    MSI X58 Pro-E with latest MSI BIOS.

    7522v8C 5-13-2010
     
  3. zero2dash

    zero2dash [H]ardness Supreme

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    Will update on the UD3R v1 as soon as my cpus come in.
     
  4. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    MSI X58 Pro-E added
     
  5. gkanakis

    gkanakis [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have a L5640 on the way!

    I'll be testing the CPU on the following motherboards.....
    EVGA X58 SLI Micro - 121-BL-E756-TR
    EVGA X58 SLI - 132-BL-E758-A1
    Asus P6T Deluxe Ver. 1, the giveaway computer! :D

    Update

    Just realized that I will have to update two of my motherboard's bios! I hate updates bios's!!
     
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  6. tjmagneto

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    You can't leave well enough alone, can you.:cool:
     
  7. gkanakis

    gkanakis [H]ard|Gawd

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    NEVER!!!!!

    The Asus board will have the i7 CPU in it this contest! But the next givaway.........
     
  8. Doozer

    Doozer [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'll be testing my L5640 on an MSI X58M as soon as it gets here :)
     
  9. jebo_4jc

    jebo_4jc [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2011

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    i'll be testing on my ex58-ud5 asap
     
  10. flyz

    flyz Limp Gawd

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    I'm interested to know if it works. Might jump on a chip myself :D
     
  11. Kendrak

    Kendrak [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2009

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    Be careful you don't click the button twice :eek:
     
  12. flyz

    flyz Limp Gawd

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    Then that's an excuse for an SR-2
     
  13. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    What if you click it 9 times??
     
  14. Kendrak

    Kendrak [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2009

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    Then you got the shakes or a serious hankering for "D".
     
  15. DBZ33

    DBZ33 Gawd

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    Just got my chip works in my Asus P6T latest bios.
     
  16. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    What's your current loadout of these hex chips? How many do you have for other people?
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  17. NobleX13

    NobleX13 2[H]4U

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    I will be testing an L5640 when it arrives next week in my ASROCK X58 EXTREME. According to this thread, it is compatible. (Thanks TurkFX)
     
  18. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    Depending on what jebo wants to do, they are all spoken for. That is 9 more hex cores for the [H]orde!!

    Asus P6T added
     
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  19. Kendrak

    Kendrak [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2009

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    If that is true my finger may slip again if the are still around after I get paid next month.

    That be crazy..... one dual rig and a single all with hex cores....

    So [H]ard.
     
  20. osrk

    osrk [H]ard|Gawd

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    for these chips does ES= "engineering sample"?
     
  21. Yamaki

    Yamaki Gawd

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    Technically yes, but "extremely seductive" applies as well :D
     
  22. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    It is fun...that is what I have running now, plus a dual quad rig that will be dual hex this weekend, plus an I7 920 (I know, I have a problem... :).) If I can aquire some parts, I'll run Tobit's chips for the rest of this month as well...I think I just need a stick of DDR3 to do it....
     
  23. osrk

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    lol, ~$350 for a hexcore +HT is extremely seductive.
     
  24. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    Confirmed - Asus Z8NA-D6C with 9.02 bios
     
  25. Kendrak

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    Well that is nice, if you don't want to go for the full SR-2.

    That is a great board.
     
  26. thefreeaccount

    thefreeaccount Gawd

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    Does that board have any kind of overclocking options?
     
  27. Kendrak

    Kendrak [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2009

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    Only the SR-2 has OC options for Xeon Chips

    That is why we are so crazy about our SR-2 builds.
     
  28. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    That we are lol
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  29. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    They are definately faster than X5550s in this board. I'll give them a few more frames on ths 2684 before I give a final verdict.
     
  30. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    What did you have your 5550's oc'd too?
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  31. musky

    musky [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2012

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    They were in the Asus, so they were stock speed @ 2.933.
     
  32. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    Only 2 left! Ahh, why did I have to be broke now? If I would have waited I could have gotten hexes for a bit more than I got my quads for

    but then I wouldn't have had the first SR2 on [H], o well
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  33. 404 - File not found

    404 - File not found Gawd

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    I'm seeing 6 cpus available!

    anyone on the fence go for it now!

    This is good for ~45.000 points, total system cost about $700 if you buy used. The system is extremely efficient, so this is worth the investment.

    If you are running i7 920/930, you can sell your existing cpu for a good amount locally on kijiji for example... your upgrade only costs you $200!
     
  34. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ardness Supreme

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    Nice, 404. Which motherboard?
     
  35. flyz

    flyz Limp Gawd

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    Okay, so to those who are in Canada.

    I messaged the seller and he said they ship UPS Expedited which means no brokerage fee. Shipping is $20. So a hex for $350-400 is still a killer deal.
     
  36. 404 - File not found

    404 - File not found Gawd

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    I don't have the cpus yet, that's based on what i7 hex do.

    wow, no fair he said $30 to me at first with no talk about expedited.
    lol :D damn favorites!
     
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  37. Yamaki

    Yamaki Gawd

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    Well, mine arrived. Still waiting on the mobo/RAM/HSF.

    [​IMG]

    Ah, so reminiscent of 3 years ago when I got my first Q6600 and posted a pic of it. My friend doctored this version a little bit...couldn't find the original. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  38. Tobit

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    You are one sexy mofo. :cool:
     
  39. SazanEyes

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    Damn you all.

    I just placed a bid on one of these. :eek: If I win it, I'll let you know if it works in my DFI board.
     
  40. Kendrak

    Kendrak [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2009

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    Any word if these work in a ASRock Exetrem mobo?