Was there ever an alternative to the SR-X capable of any overclocking?

Really

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Hi,

On Sandy Bridge-E / LGA 2011

Was there ever a replacement for the SR-X,
Capable of any overclocking at all?

Thanks,
- Really
 

Tsumi

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Xeons are locked down by Intel. Nothing motherboard manufacturers can do will allow overclocking on Xeons.
 

Ericks89

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Xeons are meant to be stable, you can't be stable if you're overclocking. Plus xeons are server grade CPUs and will take more beatings than the highest i7 available as it's there nature.

Stability comes at a price though...
 

bigdogchris

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not sure just where this came from. You can be just as stable overclocked as you are at default if youre doing it right.
But the likelihood of the stability staying over time is less than at stock or lower than stock speeds.

If you took 100 CPU's and OCed each one, then you took an identical 100 CPU's at stock, then ran both at 100% utilization until failure, which batch do you think will see more failures?
 

Ieyasu

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But the likelihood of the stability staying over time is less than at stock or lower than stock speeds.

If you took 100 CPU's and OCed each one, then you took an identical 100 CPU's at stock, then ran both at 100% utilization until failure, which batch do you think will see more failures?
if you want to talk about longevity we can do that as well, but taking a cpu and overclocking doesn't mean one must give up stability to do so. This is even more apparent with mild overclocks where people aren't even adjusting their voltage and just trying to get a couple hundred MHz for free and don't even raise the vcore.

Ive got a friend who is still getting some use out of one of my old rigs with a P4 2.4c thats been run @ 1.72v and 3.6ghz for the better part of 10 years now. Id like to see somebody tell him that overclocking means no stability.
 
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