I tried with both an asus c422 and an x299. both showed an error with cpu. red cpu light and post code 00. So i decided to "delid" with a sledge hammer and big ole screwdriver! Do you think if someone gets this to work, I can try some duct tape and get this bad boy working again!!!00 does not mean = no cpu.
00 is the very first step in the POST process.
It staying there means that there are no other progressing steps being made afterwards.
Since i don't know how a Xeon W would behave on X299, it's hard to say if the platform detects the cpu but refuses to move on because it is a Xeon W, or if it is fully refusing to talk with the system, hence being dead or Disabled.
A short side note, Intel disables CPUs during shipping. Or at least there is a patent for that since like 2010, in combination with some crazy RFID stuff.
That'll buff right out. Like new again.I tried with both an asus c422 and an x299. both showed an error with cpu. red cpu light and post code 00. So i decided to "delid" with a sledge hammer and big ole screwdriver! Do you think if someone gets this to work, I can try some duct tape and get this bad boy working again!!!View attachment 9598 View attachment 9599 View attachment 9601 View attachment 9602
from what i remember they have shown up in HP rigs. they do not have unlocked multipliers like the other 16xx v3 chips. can't remember where i saw it but iirc there was a rumour that they were originally multi unlocked but later reprocessed to be locked, but that sounds a bit wishful thinking-y to me imo.Hmm apparently there's a 10 core haswell 1681 V3, 12 core 1686 V3 and a 14 core 1691 v1. I have never seen these for sale anywhere. It's not on ARK it's especially made. But for whom is the question.
Had any luck with your QEY8?So i finally bought the problem plagued E5-2696v3 QEY8 on ebay, declared as defective not booting on a X99.
First i noticed i don't have ddr4 rdimms lying around (sadly they were ddr3 rdimms), but all the x99 mainboard manufacturers say the e5 xeons should be working with udimms. Did anyone had problems with unbuffered memory and ES xeons? I tried it with 2 different sets of DDR4 Udimms, no success.
So i started trying around with a whole bunch of different microcodes (and no microcode), i always ended up with the Q-code 55 (no memory installed). Without any actual memory installed i end up with Q-Code 53 (memory initialization failed). So yeah...
I already wanted to give up here but luckily i've read here on the forum, that the QEY8 should work on a Asus rampage V with an older bios. So i gave the rampage bios a shot and just flashed it on my Asus X99 Deluxe. I mean what could go wrong?! Now i get halfway through the initialization Q-Codes and get stuck on code b0 (Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin). I hoped that i get halfarsed to a post screen with the wrong bios... But it seems to work a little bit, without RAM i end back up at code 53 and with a newer rampage Bios Version and RAM installed i get back to code 55. But i have no idea what causes the initialization issues between the older and newer bios versions. If i knew i could try to switch out the responsible Bios modules from the real X99 Deluxe bios.
I finally did my built today. My first cooler was not good so I got a big Ninja 4 cooler. It was very long but in case you are interested the CPU looks ok.Hello there,
Thank you for the thread, very informative I wanted to get an X99 mother board and wait for cheap xeons coming but I wasn't patient enough So I picked:
MSI X99 GAMING PRO for 100€
2*4 GB ECC REG DDR4 for 20€
XEON 1650v3 ES for 150€
I will receive the xeon in 2/3 weeks and can make some tests then. It is a QEZ0, bought from armyourdesk on ebay. Does anyone knows if that is a good pick ? The CPU-Z screenshot indicates Model F and stepping 1. I looked at cpu-world but couldn't get any clue. The same QZE0 type is also on sale on Aliexpress and there is another screenshot from HWInfo which indicates it is an ES2 and the stepping is L0. I read somewhere in the thread that ES2 was generally ok to use. So what do you think about this build and this ES cpu ? Is it fine or am I running for troubles ?
Nope, i've send it to ragebone for further testing and it didn't work.Had any luck with your QEY8?
Yeah, it seems to me that Ryzen is delivering great performance and with lower TDP and lower cost.@Riok the retail 1650V3 is "fully unlocked" meaning, you can set ram frequency as you like, core and i think turbo multipliers.
Used mine for overclocking with some 3200Mhz Gskill Ram on an Asus Rampage V Extreme with a custom water loop and 4.9Ghz for "records" and 4.3 for a lazy daily OC, so not the maximum that'd be possible for daily use.
How far is your ES locked / unlocked?
Cinbench R15 on mine was somewhere around 1200. Kind of cool that Ryzen is head to head with Haswell, had it head to head with a R5 1600.