Today two Brocade 1020 network cards arrived. You may wonder, what’s special about them. They are capable of delivering data rates up to 10 Gbps per port. I plan to upgrade the connection from my PC to my home server. This link is currently limited by the 1 Gbit between them. But let me start at the beginning.
It seems to be a problem that my old Gigabyte EX58-UD4P mainboard doesn’t support a base frequency over 150 MHz with this CPU, resulting a maximum core clock of 3.3 GHz for all cores (Old post). I tried all available bios firmwares, but none was able to POST with a higher base frequency. It was possible to overclock while running Windows 7 using the Gigabyte EasyTune 6 tool. But this solution isn’t satisfying for a daily use.
Since 2009 I have an Intel Socket 1366 system running. So over the years I overclocked the built in Core i7-920 to (nearly) 3.5 GHz.