[rescue] Looking for an LGA1366 motherboard

Romain Dolbeau romain at dolbeau.org
Tue Mar 21 13:15:45 CDT 2017

2017-03-21 18:51 GMT+01:00 Scott Newell <newell+rescue at n5tnl.com>:
> I think I'm running a X5650...is that a decent one?

It is a good one. Single-socket 1366, the only improvement you can
have is higher clock - X5650 is 2.66 GHz base, some SKU have up to
3.33 or 3.47 GHz base, perhaps at 130W instead of 95W (e.g. W3680).
X5670 are 2.93 GHz and seems available for less than $60 from ebay if
you're in the U.S. - though at that price it's probably not worth the
hassle. Beware that some X56xx with xx > 50 will be quad-cores with
higher frequency, probably not much of an upgrade.

I have a X5650 in a backup system, they are great little beast for their age.


Romain Dolbeau

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