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Intel Xeon Quad-Core X5355
6.8 out of 10

Intel Xeon Quad-Core X5355

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Xeon Quad-Core X5355

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Overall 10
10

Product works great, at a very good price

Craig, Amazon
9 July 2015
  • Summary: Product works great, at a very good price. Received on the expected date given by the vendor. Will purchase from this vendor again.
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Overall 10
10

Great performance

Eric S., Newegg
28 January 2008
  • Summary: I simply replaced the stock coolers with copper-finned heatsinks, and rigged up a cooler with two 120mm high-cfm fans to blow directly on the heatsinks. Works like a charm! I have been using two of these for 6 months.
  • Pros: Look at the benchmarks. Running two of these puts you among the top-performing personal computers available.
  • Cons: Stock coolers are loud, and don't cool as well as they should.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Michael S., Newegg
12 January 2008
  • Pros: This processor is great. I have 2 running together and my rendering times went from (one example) 1 hour and 23 min to 6 min. Huge difference.
  • Cons: You will know they are there. Sounds like a small hovercraft in my office.
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Overall 10
10

Excellet Processor

ALI A., Newegg
17 November 2007
  • Summary: I'm an AMD fan boy and this is my first Intel processor ever since Athlon XP hit the market. I had no choice but to buy Intel when AMD failed to deliver their quad core on time. I'm quite happy with the purchase, but it doesn't take away the guilty feeling at all. Anyway...
  • Pros: Runs fast and great. Handles load extremely well. I run 15 virtual machine on a single proc server, and it doesn't even even hit the 50% load while I'm completely out of my 16GB memory.
  • Cons: Pricy, but I suppose you get what you pay for. Low memory bandwidth for such processor comparing to AMD counterparts, even a low end 2246HE I'm running my Debian server on.
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Overall 10
10

Major bang for your buck

MJ, Amazon
26 August 2007
  • Summary: Upgrade several servers with these processors. Amazingly fast and they run cool. Was an AMD fan but these Quad-core processors put me back on the Intel team.
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Overall 10
10

Simply the fastest

MINDY S., Newegg
4 June 2007
  • Summary: You could add a second, but do you need it? Probably not! I've got this, the S5000Xvn motherboard, 4GB ram, 8800GTX, and X-Fi Elite pro. I couldn't ask for a better system.
  • Pros: Can decode a DVD in 30 seconds, always enough power to handle multiple programs, even large games switch back and forth smoothly.
  • Cons: Heatsink is loud.
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Overall 8
8.0

Can't connect the fan to motherborad.

GeoU, Amazon
13 May 2007
  • Summary: The CPU comes with an active fan, to be connected to motherboard using 4 pin cable. while all available sockets are used on the motherboard. I have failed to find a right cable: ether a Y 4 pin fan cable or a special cable connecting directly to power.
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Overall 10
10

Fast but hot and hungry.

Anonymous, Newegg
26 April 2007
  • Summary: If you choose to use 64 bit Linux or BSD OS it can be a bit of a pain to get everything installed and compiled correctly. Most apps' 64 bit support isn't as good as 32 bit although eventually everything we use worked. VMWare Server has to run in 32 bit which was a pain to figure out.
  • Pros: Great performance. Handles extremely high loads without getting bogged down. Has worked great powering several servers we are running in VMWare.
  • Cons: Runs pretty hot under max load. The heatsink/fan it comes with are not good enough. Get a good PSU of at least 1000 watts. A couple of these, RAID array, and all the fans you need are power hungry.
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Overall 10
10

Blazin'

Anonymous, Newegg
10 March 2007
  • Summary: Some of the speed over AMD is no doubt due to the 8MB of L2 vs. Opteron 2MB....but still - 8 cores in a workstation is some good juice.
  • Pros: Put 2 of these in a Tyan 2696 and loaded FC6....yowza - makes the old XEONs (dual 3.0 single core) feel like a slow train to nowhere.
  • Cons: Heat sink is a tonner - and doesn't do that great of a job - you definitely need the active vs. passive and lotsa air flow.
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