4 Core Xeon 2.66 -- any market?

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  1. colorspace macrumors 6502

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    A year ago I updated my MP from a 4-core 2.66 to a 6-core 3.33. Works like a champ... although give that it turns out the much of my software does not do a great job in keeping all of the cores busy...in retrospect I wonder if it would have been money better spent on SSDs.

    The original Xeon and memory has been sitting in a drawer since... my Q, is there a market for the Xeon CPU or RAM -- or should I use it for some found art project :)
     
  2. Harry Muff macrumors regular

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    Oh, very much so!


    I'd buy them off you off you to put in my 2006 MP if I could.
     
  3. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    im wondering the same. I have two 2.4 quad cores xeons E5620 collecting dust
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Nope. It was the base model so no one really has anything to replace it with.

    There were the W3503 and W3505 which had 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz speeds and no hyper-threading, but they only featured in OEM systems.

    You can likely get $10 for it all said and done. Probably purchased by people buying up old Dell T3500s/HP Z400s with those slightly slower CPUs and selling them on for a profit.

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    Similar sort of situation, but there were a larger number of slower CPUs . People are buying up old servers from that era for VM labs and the like, and hosting companies still run them, so you can get $40-$50 for a pair.
     
  5. leon771 macrumors regular

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    I had to give away my 2x E5520's. Couldn't even get $50 for the pair. Sat on eBay for months.
     
  6. colorspace thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Jewelry pieces or for found art I guess.... seems like such a waste.
     
  7. Verdenshersker macrumors member

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    Yeah I'll happy give away my set of delidded 2.26 Ghz Quads... I do have 2 of those as well...

    If you find an old X58 motherboard, you can throw that 2.66 Quad after it (its like a i7 920), so you could still use it for something...
     
  8. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on this. The Xeon power curve is too much to justify selling them (too many more powerful options for not that much $), plus they're plentiful. Whenever I upgrade a processor, I just take the old one and stick it in a different system.
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Since I've had my 5,1 I've sold my E5620s and my W5590s on eBay. I didn't get a lot, but what I got was better than a stick in the eye:p

    Lou
     
  10. iBuildMacs macrumors member

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    Your Quad 2.66 W3520 processor is worth about $10 retail. 1GB modules for that unit retail $4 and 2GB modules around $12.

    E5620 2.4GHz Quad processors retail about $30/e
     
  11. colorspace thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yaaaouch!

     
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