Can a cheap generic x79 board overclock an E5-2640?

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  • Sir_iceeiceSir_iceeice Posts: 136
    edited July 23
    This would be a better motherboard. If you want a 8 core Xeon E5-2665 it would be $85

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  • That CPU isn't multi unlocked like the E5-16xx series so you probably cant overclock it. That generation also unified the clock generators so changing the baseclock to OC won't go very far either.

    And also i believe that board tops out around 4ghz for OCing based on previous convos with a seller of those types of boards here on the forums too. 

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  • BryanBryan Posts: 256
    Coalition beat me too it. the 1 series xeons in that line up are the only overclockable ones. Be careful with the generic boards, they don't overclock at all I heard, though with the xeon you get really good value and out of the box it would be pretty decent.
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