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    Odd noise coming from pc

    Have you disconnected your hard drives to see if that makes it stop? I had a Seagate Barracuda develop a small vibration and it made annoying humming sounds when it resonated with the case.
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    Xeon Owners Club

    It's so rare to see someone messing around with the low-spec 771 Xeons. Granted he's running a chiller, but still, those chips are only a few bucks each.
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    Too low power for Covid-19?

    Then the question really boils down to whether you should use it (in the current config) or not. Isn't that your decision? Just give it a try and see what you think....
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    Too low power for Covid-19?

    Would be great to get a GT 1030 in there or something, but I can't really suggest that when HPs commonly reject better graphics cards.
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    Xeon Owners Club

    A purchasing blunder hit me too, although mine was more of a brainfart. Not only are these 4GB sticks of DDR2 for AMD systems only (I would've known if only there were pictures because the chip count is an obvious giveaway), but most 775 motherboards don't even support 4GB ram sticks anyway...
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    12 Core / 24 Thread Dell Precision T7500 Refresh + CPU Upgrade

    Dude you've got the same problem that I have. Used tech addiction. It's like the tech version of being a crackhead, where you just can't help yourself but keep surfing the web all day to purchase more gear. I've had to straight up ban myself from Ebay, Cex, etc because I'm too good at finding...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    I don't enjoy destroying computer stuff, but this is the second (and final) episode of my processor-destroying experiments. There were some Xeon E5320's selling for a few bucks each online and so it's a great opportunity to check out the silicon of a 65nm quad core. Specs are 1.86GHz/8M/1066, so...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    I've tried to benchmark gaming performance of dual-core versus quad-core processors (e.g. Core 2 Duo E8400 vs. Core 2 Quad Q8200), but I haven't been able to conclusively find a trend that one is better than the other. It really depends on the optimisation of the game: Some games like high core...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    The quad cores definitely have an edge in compatibility but basically everything LGA775 is over the hill now. I got a Haswell Core i3 4130 and my E5450 couldn't hold a candle to it in game performance. Similar Cinebench performance, but that was about all in terms of competition. Not that it...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    Nahhh I'm good. The furthest I've ever gone with an LGA775 overclock is 4.2GHz on a Core 2 Duo E8400, but it's well known that the dual cores are super easy to overclock and I've seen other instances of up to 4.5GHz on air cooling.
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    Xeon Owners Club

    Got everything all cleaned up and installed in an actual case. Xeon E5440 seems good for around 3.4GHz and it's doing alright with the stock heatsink. I also finally got my hands on a Core 2 Quad Q6600 and now I know why the LGA771 Xeons are so good. Overclocked to 3.2GHz (1.3 vcore) with no...
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    GPU upgrade advice

    I've found with GTA5 that just running the game in windowed mode caused the occasional stutter. Fullscreen is buttery smooth.
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    Ideas for quiet days... Game & Movie tips!

    I have another side interest in auto mechanics and so I find myself binge watching a lot of build series. Not Youtubers rebuilding crashed supercars, I mean REAL stuff like the Youtube channels South Main Auto Repair LLC, OTRAMM, SMART Automotive Solutions, etc. MotorTrendOnDemand has heaps of...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    Yeah I know. Not my first time doing the mod but others have worked just fine in the past. Couldn't be bothered figuring out how to manually delete and insert microcodes because then you've got to look up CPU ID's and I don't have that kind of patience this time around.
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    Xeon Owners Club

    I tried modding my own BIOS but it wasn't working. CBROM for the Award BIOS kept throwing the "not enough space" error (it happens with all P35 DS3P BIOS versions and any number of microcodes) and I couldn't be bothered figuring out the manual method. I found this site and just downloaded the...
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