[rescue] Looking for an LGA1366 motherboard

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Mar 21 13:35:21 CDT 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 06:25:06PM +0100, Romain Dolbeau wrote:
>2017-03-21 17:59 GMT+01:00 Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net>:
>> I have a couple of LGA1366 Xeons here and I'd love to build a
>> VM-host box...
>LGA1366 is an awesome platform - my main desktop is still a W3680.
>However, there's a few traps for the unwary:
>1) Only Westmere (36xx, 56xx) can go up to 6 cores and have the AES
>extension ; Nehalem (35xx, 55xx) have up to 4 cores only. 1366 really
>shines with a 6 cores Westmere Xeon.

My cheap Xeons are E5620s. :D

>3) Many, many X58-based mono-socket do not support ECC, even though
>CPU/chipset do. Some Intel motherboards need a BIOS update to get ECC
>support (e.g. DX58SO). All Supermicro have ECC support.
>Consumer/gaming oriented boards are unlikely to support ECC,
>unfortunately. Dual sockets MB will support ECC, but not 35xx/36xx CPU
>which are mono-socket only.

All my spare ram is DDR3 non-ECC anyway.

Not really worried about video, this is just going to run Debian and 
qemu/kvm for VMs.


Bill Bradford
Houston, Texas USA

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