So I have some Xeon 771 Cpu's kicking around all quad cores all bored out of their minds.
I also have a massive amount of 775 motherboards(Dell/HP/Acer) you know the throw away ones but they all are DDR3 and some even are itx.

So I'm going to order the small conversion stickers and start this project I will record the whole build and testing and if its goes up in smoke no big deal they were not being used anyways:)

So over the next bit I will have some fun with this mini project and if they do work I will water cool them and make some custom rigs

Awesome, I love that kind of stuff. I remember doing the pin mods on my Athlon XPs!

@the_guitarboy:

Awesome, I love that kind of stuff. I remember doing the pin mods on my Athlon XPs!

Exactly but they wait one of the macbooks has a melted cable under neath it that I am trying to find a donor to solder a new one in where the other is just a mess, saturday I am taking all known good parts from both and trying to save at least 1 cuz 1 is better then none:) then back to my own projects after I clean all the sticky wine from the laptops off my desk haha

@Soullessone21:

@the_guitarboy:

Awesome, I love that kind of stuff. I remember doing the pin mods on my Athlon XPs!

Exactly but they wait one of the macbooks has a melted cable under neath it that I am trying to find a donor to solder a new one in where the other is just a mess, saturday I am taking all known good parts from both and trying to save at least 1 cuz 1 is better then none:) then back to my own projects after I clean all the sticky wine from the laptops off my desk haha

LOL, that would be awesome if you could get one fully working. I figure I can still use the 2nd one as a HTPC since I won't need the actual screen part to work as it will stuffed in a cabinet.

This conversion from LGA771 to LGA775 catched my eye, because I own a LGA775 mainboard - but with just DDR1 rams and VIA chipset. Therefore it is clear, that such conversion is not helpfull for so old boards, that did not have support even for C2D, much less anything more modern.

Sad.

But even Xeon E5450 looks pretty good with 12MB of L2 cache, 4 cores and 3GHz clock.

ATM I have only a mediocre experience from oldie MSI 6340 board, that did not support AXP CPUs, to make them run in it. They does, but in the end, the AXP at 1100MHz (brutal downclock because of FSB 100MHz) is slower that just Athlon at 900MHz…!
http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=87336

Not good. Probably time to inject the CPU support code into the bios to try again...

Let's hope the conversion went much better!

@Soullessone21:

So I have some Xeon 771 Cpu's kicking around all quad cores all bored out of their minds.
I also have a massive amount of 775 motherboards(Dell/HP/Acer) you know the throw away ones but they all are DDR3 and some even are itx.

So I'm going to order the small conversion stickers and start this project I will record the whole build and testing and if its goes up in smoke no big deal they were not being used anyways:)

So over the next bit I will have some fun with this mini project and if they do work I will water cool them and make some custom rigs

Did you ever get this working?

I did get 2 working sorry they were built and bought within an hour of eachother. The cheap adapters on ebay (literally tape and some copper holes) worked like a charm

Got 2 cheap dell towers to run quadcores.

If you want to try yourself pick up the tape online
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-CPU-Socket-LGA-771-to-775-Adapter-Mod-Sticker-Replace-Core2-w-Xeon-Quad-/281299033344?pt=CPUs&hash=item417eba9d00

anything like that will work and again I have lots of spare CPU's so you buy a multipack of tape I send you a few cpus 🙂

Congratulations! Amazing to see thing like this work so well. Looks like the Intel is just creating some artificial compatibility limitations w/o there are being any real reason for it.

Good work, John!  😉

@Soullessone21:

I did get 2 working sorry they were built and bought within an hour of eachother. The cheap adapters on ebay (literally tape and some copper holes) worked like a charm

Got 2 cheap dell towers to run quadcores.

If you want to try yourself pick up the tape online
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-CPU-Socket-LGA-771-to-775-Adapter-Mod-Sticker-Replace-Core2-w-Xeon-Quad-/281299033344?pt=CPUs&hash=item417eba9d00

anything like that will work and again I have lots of spare CPU's so you buy a multipack of tape I send you a few cpus 🙂

That's awesome! Good to put some of the 771 CPU's to use.

I'm in the process of getting rid of all my C2D systems, they just suck up to much power. Going to try and build a BayTrail J1900 machine for my HTPC/File Server

I heard about this and wanted to try it out on a old board of mine. The E5450 looks to be the cpu worthwhile.

Anyone have one? I am interested in buying and trying this out.

@eyetrance:

I heard about this and wanted to try it out on a old board of mine. The E5450 looks to be the cpu worthwhile.

Anyone have one? I am interested in buying and trying this out.

I have tons of Old quad core 771's PM me and we can discuss

Awesome, I'm going to have to try this. Got lots of 775 boards.

Soul, do you have any high end 771s? I have the 3xxx cpu i got from you that ill have to try also.

I just ordered a few conversion stickers and two X5460s. Ill post back once I get it running!

If you have a few extra converter tapes send one my way I was in a rush last time would love to document it and give you the modded chip after no charge for your time 🙂

Nice, you got a deal. I ordered 6 of them.

Just did the conversion on my Gigabyte GA–P35-DS3L with the X5460. The latest bios on it knew it was a Xeon X5460. Booted into windows and ran a couple tests and worked just perfect.

eyetrance -

I heard about this and wanted to try it out on a old board of mine. The E5450 looks to be the cpu worthwhile. Anyone have one? I am interested in buying and trying this out.

Yep, now I have one, but it's LG 1366 version (Xeon X5650) and it is absolutely brutal CPU when come to multithreading. 6 cores, 12 threads - that CPU give multithreaded apps real power.
There is good thread about Xeon owners at TechPowerUp forum:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/xeon-owners-club.211143

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