L5640 "special" - confirmed motherboard compatibility thread

musky

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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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Confirmed compatible:

MSI X58 Pro-E with latest MSI BIOS.

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

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

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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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musky

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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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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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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)
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.
 

musky

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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.
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....
 

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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.
 

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What did you have your 5550's oc'd too?
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They were in the Asus, so they were stock speed @ 2.933.
 

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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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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!
 

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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.
 
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Nice, 404. Which motherboard?
I don't have the cpus yet, that's based on what i7 hex do.

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.
wow, no fair he said $30 to me at first with no talk about expedited.
Yes, we can ship to Canada via UPS for $30

Thanks
Dave
lol :D damn favorites!
 
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Yamaki

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



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

 

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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.
 
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