Tom_A wrote:Searching on support.ts.fujitsu, I found the latest Fujitsu microcode update to only include CPU microcodes up to Clarkdale 2010 while your new CPU W3690 Westmere was released Q1 2011.
http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/indexdown ... BCC25BBAA7
I'm not able to find a more up-to-date version.
kultus wrote:...so finaly it looks like all M470-2 are D2778-C1x or later so they should support all X56xx processors. Acc to fujitsu support page original M470 are with rev. Axx or Bxx. Hope Ill avoid missing microcode errors.
kultus wrote:All this is really weird...if they was selling M470-2 with such a configurations there should be updated bios and microcode somewhere!? maybe you will have more luck with W3680 (march 2010) as the latest microcode update is from november 2010 and W3690 from feb 2011. But I still cant understand it, there should be some catch, I saw a lot of configurations with newer processors in user.benchmark.com. Just search for M470-2...
PS: theoretically I can upgrade to X5677/X5670 (march 2010) which are much cheaper but only slightly slower W3680/X5680 are too expensive for my needs...
PS2: what is even more weird, that latest microcode update which should contain all microcodes up to date doesnt contain microcodes even for Bloomfield (nehalem) e.g.W3530 which should be there for shure so whefe is the catch? I m now trying to find CPU ID acc.to the microcode update to be shure...
PS3: microcode update 2.00 r1.24 obtain only info for Xeons e.g. X33xx/X34xx so this shouldnt be problem and the info about newer processors should be elsewhere...basic config with W3530 works fine even without microcode info in update 2.00 r1.24...the microcode should be there from manufacturing process...I have no other explanation.
PS4: Ookey...the funny thing? All required microcodes for ours new processors (W3690, X5687...) are in the latest bios 6.00.122 they all are under CPUID 206C2 you already have so there should be some other problem others shouldnt have...maybe to find way to reflash the bios once again...
kultus wrote:I dont know what does it mean " it's working absolutely spot on now" i guess its good
Im just saying that:
1.microcodes are in latest bios update
2.I saw M470-2 configs with older bios and newer processors
3. its possible that your case is just very rare, but I really dont know where can be problem as finaly everything looks normal...just bad luck
kultus wrote:Im happy for you and I have good feeling about it now and will be much much calmer during ordering X5677/5687 I didnt decided yet...where did you got W3690 and what price? I would like to have 6core at higher speed but I dont want to spend more than $50 so more universal solution is quad core with high speed and better price/performance ratio.
kultus wrote:I need it primary for Lightroom 6, which can use 4-5 cores at best, maybe 6 but after that the gain is minimal...even 6 cores are questionable in case of performance/price. For most games is fast quadcore enought, most of them cant use more than 4 cores...maybe in future. I still wont buy any high performance graphics, 1050ti/1060/amd 570 will be enought...so Im glad I helped you.
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