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So i thought with the better ram supported on this W3680 i thought i could overclock my memory to 1600mhz but only half of my memory seemed to overclock. When i checked windows yesterday it said only 4gb was usable. dropped it down to 1333 and all was usable. Any thoughts on this, its 2 different kits. Would ECC memory be better for this? I mostly game and stream movies to family members.
 
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I was just going with not being GPU'ist :D ;)

GTX 580 I thought was a bit too new for XP?
 
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I was just going with not being GPU'ist :D;)

GTX 580 I thought was a bit too new for XP?
I was thinking the same thing:ohwell:
 
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So i thought with the better ram supported on this W3680 i thought i could overclock my memory to 1600mhz but only half of my memory seemed to overclock. When i checked windows yesterday it said only 4gb was usable. dropped it down to 1333 and all was usable. Any thoughts on this, its 2 different kits. Would ECC memory be better for this? I mostly game and stream movies to family members.
ECC mem. does not have nothing to do with this,sometimes you can might have some ECC mem that OC better then others but that is the same case with the non-ECC memory as well.....Also when you trying to OC memory you should also consider to add some voltage,DDR3-1333 Mhz usually working on 1,5V if you OC on 1600 or higher then you should give it some juice(1,65 V-1,8V)....+ don´t forget about memory timings,slower RAM most of the time have better timings and if you OC you need to adjust that or some mem. not going to work properly.....and at the end even if you OC your RAM successfully on even much higher speeds than what you asking now you will gain almost nothing in 99% of the every day apps........GL
 
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So 2 days ago I had to take out the xeon it kept crashing my cpu bios was updated ram was seated right everything was fitted the same way like with my 3930 im thinking maybe the chip got damaged during shipping the chip was running cool like I said so I know it wasnt a heat prob it would crash like in 20 or 10 mins everytime so ill keep using my 3930 until one day I can get a overpriced xeon one thing I did notice when I change the paste to Install my 3930 agian it runs cooler when rendering before it would get to 90s and crash its weird cause i changed paste before and it still got to 90s
 
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My concern is about Nvidia drivers, last driver for XP was 2016.7.14
 

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Your Building a nostalgic/Retro Gamer with old Hardware and an XP O/S
So there will come a "Driver Cut off point"
Once you have the Brand/Card of your Choice
You Install the last legacy Drivers Available ( and if nessary you work back from that till you find the best/most stable Driver >>>> if needed )
 
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:roll:o_O:kookoo:Head Slap in amazement :)
Your Building a nostalgic/Retro Gamer with old Hardware and an XP O/S
So there will come a "Driver Cut off point"
And that is what makes it interesting, old Hardware;) anyway because the Games are old i don't think old drivers will be a problem, old Games do not need new drivers.
 
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You Install the last legacy Drivers Available ( and if nessary you work back from that till you find the best/most stable Driver >>>> if needed )
Agree.

Now a stupid question, what about a Nvidia Quadro GPU? :rolleyes:
 
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Just got it today. Then bought 2x gpu for £60 lucky me again.

Waiting my Xeon CPU for 2011 socket
Atm 3930k sitting on my p9x79 deluxe with 2x Asus striker platinum gtx 760 4gb per card.
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Just got it today. Then bought 2x gpu for £60 lucky me again.

Waiting my Xeon CPU for 2011 socket
Atm 3930k sitting on my p9x79 deluxe with 2x Asus striker platinum gtx 760 4gb per card. View attachment 97162
Nice,what Xeon you planning to get?Did you OC that 3930k can we see some benchmark results?
 
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Nice,what Xeon you planning to get?Did you OC that 3930k can we see some benchmark results?
The e5-2690 ones.. I did oc to 4.1ghz I did 4.6ghz but this air cooler is rubbish temps really high on 4.6ghz. not yet for benchmarking. Wait my 4 yr old using my PC watching Thomas and friends on you tube. Lol

i found this on ebay.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Xe...m=263480161622&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

but i think the p9x79 deluxe not supported with this chip based on asus website
 
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The e5-2690 ones.. I did oc to 4.1ghz I did 4.6ghz but this air cooler is rubbish temps really high on 4.6ghz. not yet for benchmarking. Wait my 4 yr old using my PC watching Thomas and friends on you tube. Lol

i found this on ebay.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Xeon-E5-4650-CPU-Processor-CPU-2-7-GHz-LGA2011-No-1/263480161622?_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIM.MBE&ao=2&asc=49919&meid=5b63fe1dc474402992b1709e7b91ff3b&pid=100005&rk=6&rkt=6&sd=263453361482&itm=263480161622&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

but i think the p9x79 deluxe not supported with this chip based on asus website
Hmm E5-2690 is nice CPU and boost pretty high on 3,8Ghz(not on all cores) but you should be careful as they are locked not sure if you can OC via BCLK some people did that you should research a bit....
 
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I think the drivers I have date back to 15.23.. That said I do have some XP 64 drivers still as well :)
 
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The GTX600 series were the last to have XP 32bit support.
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/105040/en-us
I'd recommend a GTX 670 or 680 for what you'll be doing. With that rig, it'll be the best XP can get.
I never thought it was that short a time span for the lack of XP support.. Still, I think that's a good thing in a way, means more games to play in XP :)

EDIT - It seems that you can get support for the Titan and anything up to the GTX 960 in XP from that version :)
 
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I never thought it was that short a time span for the lack of XP support.. Still, I think that's a good thing in a way, means more games to play in XP :)
EDIT - It seems that you can get support for the Titan and anything up to the GTX 960 in XP from that version :)
True, the supported products do show those. That's weird because when I selected a 780 the search failed. But there it is. So my recommendation would then be a 770 2GB or 780 3GB models. With XP 32bit being used, the 4GB and 6GB models would not be of much use(I think, someone correct me if the 4GB limit does not apply to GPU ram.). The 960 doesn't perform nearly on the same level as those two, not recommended.
 
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If I recall I think that if you have 4Gb of system ram and then a 3Gb GPU, it will only show 1Gb ram...?? I would get that double checked mind....
 
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So my recommendation would then be a 770 2GB or 780 3GB models.
I have been looking on Ebay for 770 but nothing here in Germany but i found a few in the United States so for me it's pointless.

Do i really need more than 1GB ram for old games?