- Apr 12, 2017
The 6850K only has 6 cores and 12 threads unfortunately.
I moved mine to Plex/file server/DC duty a while ago. Upgraded the cpu to a multicore xeon and it sits quietly doing lots of nothing or lots of something depending on what I'm doing. I bought it years ago as I knew i'd eventually put a xeon in it and let it serve. Too bad intel gimped their stuff.I am debating if I should sale or use my 6850K, and Rampoage V Edition 10 for a server.
I remember using an old ISO for Windows 10 installs and man, it'd take a day to get all the updates done.One of the reasons why I really don't overclock much, and the times I have it was never an extreme overclock (like taking my old Core 2 Quad Q9550 from 2.83 to 3.4 was the most extreme I've ever done in terms of raw MHz) or was it kept for long. With my luck, I would never hit the silicon lottery anyways.
And fun times indeed. The worst part of a fresh OS install is waiting for Windows Update to get around to doing it's thing in full.
Especially since Spectre and Meltdown firmware/microcode updates disable multiplier OCing on Broadwell-E and Windows 10.
Thankfully, I don't plan to OC my 6900K anytime soon since my heatsink is only rated for 150W. Still a nice upgrade from my previous 5930K.
Bro I’m still running my 3960x on x79 and it’s still very relevant. Have had it overclocking for 8 years now at 4.9 ghz all core at 1.35V. This thing is a beast!The used market for Intel is pretty crap right now. Nothing pre-Skylake is going to do much better than the budget 4c/8t modern chips, and RAM is cheap as hell, so no incentive really. For games anyway. If you need tons of threads, there are still options, but they are going to have to be productivity focused rigs I would say. Still just a bad time to build/ upgrade, what with the scamdemic.
How did you get a TPM 20+1 2.0 module without paying scalper $200+ prices? I want one so I can get off 10Windows 11 Pro on Broadwell E 6th Gen / x 99 Chipset motherboard
No issues so far doing a Bare Metal Install of Windows 11 Pro via USB Media Creation Tool for my Core i7 6850k / Asus x99 Deluxe II w/ TPM module....
All Windows 10 Drivers from the Asus motherboard support page installed fine. Windows Update found drivers under Optional Updates ( Intel, Xeon ones, ASMedia USB 3 driver, ect....wanted to load Windows basic drivers before Asus drivers)... Did the Cumulative Update and Defender / Anti Malware Updates...
Autodesk software and Corel software installs without issue... and Blizzard & Steam products with no issues
Other than loading MP3s, I'm back up and running with a fresh Windows
I know this isn't a Windows subforum, but the x99 Chipset / Broadwell -E 6th Gen CPUs seem to work well with Windows 11 Pro... if you have TPM 2.0 modules and Secure Boot enabled....
I've gotten some Windows Updates, so it's not locked out for 6th Gen... how many Updates I'll get in the future is another matter maybe
There was no warning that my Hardware didn't meet Requirements -> Hit Accept... just a smooth Install process.
Specs in my Sig
Anyone else have success with a Bare Metal Install of Windows 11 Pro on 6th Gen Broadwell E CPUs ?
How did you get a TPM 20+1 2.0 module without paying scalper $200+ prices? I want one so I can get off 10
I upgraded mine early this year; and going from an x99 5960x (OC'ed to 4.7Ghz) to a Ryzen 5950X was a massive jump in performance for gaming and workloads.TPM 2 wont work fully with X99 for 11? Your CPU (certainly) and board will still not be properly supported. Hence why I said a lot of gear will be dumped soon. Folks here will want a fully supported 11 setup and the value of non Windows 11 capable gear will plummet with just three years of 10 support left. That X99 rig will likely be pushed aside and given away rather than sold on for a few hundred $ like we may have hoped a year ago.
Wait and see. But most likely most of you hold outs will have upgraded by this time next year. I most likely will have.
Literally I bought one shortly before scalpers started jacking prices for the ASUS 14-1 pin TPM R2.0 module compatible for an ASUS x99 Deluxe II motherboard. My old TPM module (TPM 1.2) for an ASUS x99 Deluxe (gen I) motherboard would not fit on the Deluxe II motherboard (TPM 2.0) ... so I bought another module. And then news of Windows 11 System Req came out and prices went up...How did you get a TPM 20+1 2.0 module without paying scalper $200+ prices? I want one so I can get off 10
Running an ASUS x99 Deluxe II / i7 6850k with TPM 2.0 & Secure Boot enabled on Windows 11 Pro Build 22000.282 right now. Updates are regular...I upgraded mine early this year; and going from an x99 5960x (OC'ed to 4.7Ghz) to a Ryzen 5950X was a massive jump in performance for gaming and workloads.
I loved my x99 setup though, it's my streaming/movie/music PC now hooked up to my entertainment center. Windows 10 will be fine for that for years to come. Hell, I can still play games on that setup if I really want too as it has a 2080Ti in it... lol.
it works on x99 if you have the TPM 2.0 running and Secure Boot enabled.... regular bare metal install was used, no Reg hacks... I get Windows UpdatesI am not too worried about win 11 not running on X99, we have it on a VM and it is garbage looks like a touch tablet OS. IMHO.
I would wait rather than pay a scalper a cent for a minor OS upgrade. No idea why people are in a rush to upgrade to W11 anyhow.Literally I bought one shortly before scalpers started jacking prices for the ASUS 14-1 pin TPM R2.0 module compatible for an ASUS x99 Deluxe II motherboard. My old TPM module (TPM 1.2) for an ASUS x99 Deluxe (gen I) motherboard would not fit on the Deluxe II motherboard (TPM 2.0) ... so I bought another module. And then news of Windows 11 System Req came out and prices went up...
Checked my Purchase History
14-1 pin ASUS TPM-M R2.0 module
Bought June 03, 2021 for $19.99 CAD from Newegg Canada's eBay Seller (no longer offered on from Seller on eBay)
Your best bet now for the ASUS 14-1pin TPM-M R2.0 module...
is from Seller micol-95 @ 39.99 GBP ($68.14 CAD) $39.12 CAD Shipping + Import fees..$107.xx CAD plus about $13 CAD import fees roughly... (good price for scalping)
Yeah prices go up F*ing scalpers
Pays to early adopt sometimes....
You realize I paid $19.99 Canadian dollars for the item, before scalpers started demanding outrageous prices... get ahead of the trendI would wait rather than pay a scalper a cent for a minor OS upgrade. No idea why people are in a rush to upgrade to W11 anyhow.