View Full Version : Xeons

May 24th, 2017, 02:21 PM
Anyone ever used any of the Intel Xeon processors? I bought a Xeon E5450 3GHz on eBay. Had to modify the motherboard socket and short two CPU pins to get it to work, but now it's perfect, they seem to be great performance for the price.

May 24th, 2017, 11:46 PM
Only on servers. They're powerful but (at least in the servers I've played around with) servers draw so much power and produce so much heat its insane. In regular PCs the best processor I've owned is the i5 in my 2015 rMBP, and its more than adequate for me.

May 27th, 2017, 11:28 AM
My neighbor gave me an older Xeon. It's not very powerful these days, about comparable to an LGA 775 Pentium Dual Core.