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Intel Xeon E5 CPU Overclocking?

Last response: in Overclocking
June 25, 2012 4:01:23 AM

I have read where the new Intel Xeon E5 processors (such as the E5 2886) can't be overclocked and are hard coded that way on purpose. Is that true still today? The prior version before E5 did not have this issue and worked great with an eVGA SR-2 Classified MoBo for overclocking with water cooling.

My question is, I saw eVGA has a model for the new Xeon E5 processors, the SR-X, and wanted to know what advantage if any this has over say the Asus MoBo that is duel E5 capable as well. If they are hard coded in the CPU to not overclock, I don't see how a MoBo like the SR-X could do that.

Thanks for any info.
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June 25, 2012 5:19:51 AM

Locked multipliers, unlike the previous generation of Xeons.
July 5, 2012 9:38:00 PM

amuffin said:
Locked multipliers, unlike the previous generation of Xeons.

So, I guess that means the SR-X MoBo has no real advantages like the prior SR-2 which could overclock? This is due to the way the new E5 CPUs have "locked multipliers" unlike past Xeons?