X5460 Mod – 3.8 GHz on Abit IP-35 Overclock Xeon

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Overclocking the Xeon X5460 3.8 GHz on Abit IP-35 with 8GB OCZ Reaper RAM.

Here are the settings I use for my PC build.

A few tips:

  • The DRAM voltage is for OCZ Reaper (requires 2.2V) yours might be different.
  • If you apply the sticker yourself, be extra careful to place it in the correct position, see video.
  • Do not to bend any pins in the CPU socket when you cut the plastic tabs, video.
  • Try to keep the RAM frequency bellow the rated speed. Don’t OC your RAM.
  • If the NB on the motherboard gets too hot when you overclock, it will need extra cooling. Too hot is when you can’t keep your finger on it for a few seconds.
  • Increase the CPU voltage in small steps if you need to. I didn’t really need to do this.
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Hardware

CPU: Xeon X5460 LGA 771
Mainboard(MB): Abit IP-35 LGA 775
RAM: DDR2 2GBx4(8GB) OCZ Reaper

Videos

Mod the LGA 775 Motherboard to accept a LGA 771 CPU

Xeon X5460 Running with 3 sticks of RAM, OCZ Reaper. Later I added 1 more RAM module totaling 8GB installed memory

 

On Abit IP-35, if the bios contains both LGA 775 and LGA 771 micorcodes, it will not work with Windows 8.1 and higher. Windows 8 and bellow still work even if the microcodes are for both platforms in the bios.

 

X5460 – my bios settings

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CPUZ

CPUZ details in idle and load at 3.8 GHz.

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CPUZ-Idle

 

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ONLY FOR ABIT IP-35 – Moding the bios – E0

I have modded the last bios(the E0 version) released for this MB, to include only 45nm processors on platform 771, removing the 775 45nm.

This can work with other processors but I have not tested it.

As far as I know, E0 is the last supported stepping on ABIT-IP35.

The last bios that was released for this MB is considered by some to be v18 but that’s WRONG. There was an E0 version that included both 775 and 771 CPU microcodes.

These are the microcodes of the original bios:

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The mod consists of removing the CPUID 1067A – Plat 0,4 – that is 45nm CPUs on LGA775

The modded bios contents:

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Now only CPUID 1067A is on Plat 2,6 – meaning LGA771 socket and 45nm CPU.

Download modded BIOS

This is the bios file already modded, just needs to be flashed – use only after reading all warnings bellow!

Now, please, PLEASE note that YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

YOUR COMPUTER MAY NOT WORK AFTER USING THIS MODDED BIOS.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS!

IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING STOP NOW!

THIS BIOS IS ONLY FOR ABIT IP-35 AND MIGHT WORK ON IP35-E(but I’have not tested it on that MB),   —  IT WILL NOT WORK  FOR  THE  I-P-35 -PRO

Download file: BIOS-E0-771-ONLY-ABIT-IP-35_e0771M630A

 

If it works, let me know in the comments 🙂
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Cheers!


Author: Dragos Ion

9 Comments on X5460 Mod – 3.8 GHz on Abit IP-35 Overclock Xeon

  1. Salut ,am facut si eu acelasi lucreu ca si tine ,am schimbat procesorul tot asa modat pe 771 si in mare marege bine ,ubdate la bios nu am mai facut ca era facut cu ceva timp in fine placa de baza citea procesorul f bine ,dar este o mare problema nu merge sa instalez windows 10 pe placa cu procesorul Xeon E5450 3.Chz ,4 core ,dupa am intrat pe site de la msi ca am placa MSI G41M-P26 si am luat ultimul lor ubdate care era din 2012 pt modelul de placa pe care il am ,ma vazut pe net ca si alti au probleama asta cu wimdows 10 ,au reist sa o rezolve unii alti mai cauta ca nu se instaleaza si imi arata asa ”this pc processor don supported a critical feature compare exchange 128” ,exista o madalitate sa fac sa mearga

    • Salut!
      La mine zicea undupported processor cand biosul nu avea microcode-ul corect pentru 45nm 771. Windows 8 ar trebui sa mearga. In video apare mesajul.

      Daca in CPUZ, nu ai toate instructiunile, aia e problema… bios update sau mod.

      Sper sa ii dai de cap! 🙂

  2. What CPU you were using to update BIOS? I’m planning to install X5460 on my IP35 board. Should I install Xeon first and then update to your 771 only BIOS or its gonna be fine if I use regular 775 CPU (C2D E7300 in my case)?

    Thx for such a useful post.

    • I did the bios update before and after installing the Xeon because I tried bioses that didn’t work.
      The MB still powers on even if the CPU is not recognized but it’s better to do the bios before installing the new CPU.
      Cheers!

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