[rescue] Looking for an LGA1366 motherboard

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Mar 21 16:21:50 CDT 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 02:10:21PM -0500, Scott Newell wrote:
> At 01:15 PM 3/21/2017, Romain Dolbeau wrote:
> >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?
> >
> >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.
> Agreed. My most annoying parallel builds need all the cores I can get. I'm
> still spinning rust, so I think the next upgrade will be an SSD (then maybe
> a USB3 card, followed by a low-end GPU?).

I whole heartedly endorse SSDs.  Even in C2D based computers that are
two SATA generations behind they make a great difference, Windows,
Linux, or OSX.

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