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Intel Xeon E5530 Nehalem 2.4GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Server Processor BX80602E5530

  • 45 nm Nehalem
  • 4 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • 80W
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The Quad Core Xeon E5530 processor delivers impressive performance -- up to 4 times that of earlier generation single-core processors. Each of the cores has an L1 and L2 cache, and an additional 8MB of shared L3 cache; this lets the Xeon E5530 handle heavy loads and large data sets. The 64bit cores are designed to handle all of today’s x86 32bit software with ease, and can effortlessly migrate to 64bit software.

You also get Intel Virtualization Technology hardware enhancements that support software-based virtualization. It works with VMware, Virtual PC and XenSource, as well as virtualization products from an increasing number of software vendors. Virtualization Technology combined with the processor’s great power efficiency lets you run virtual environments on blade systems with fewer cooling challenges. The end result is maximum power and service per square foot of server space.

  • newegg Quad-core Processing with Enhanced Smart Cache The Intel Xeon E5530 processor features four complete processor cores in one physical package. Significant performance headroom, especially for multi-threaded applications, helps boost system utilization through virtualization and application responsiveness. Its 4 x 256KB L2 cache and 8MB shared L3 cache with Enhanced Smart Cache technology minimize data latency and improves performance.
  • newegg Supports Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) With Intel VT, one hardware platform functions as multiple "virtual" platforms. For business, Intel VT offers improved manageability, limiting downtime and maintaining worker productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions. In the home, Intel VT allows for the creation of unique user environments for different family members who are using the same platform simultaneously.
  • newegg Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) Enhances next-generation IA-32 platforms with 64-bit addressability and related instructions, allowing flexibility for both 64-bit and 32-bit applications and operating systems.
  • newegg Execute Disable Bit (EDB) Intel's Execute Disable Bit function can prevent certain classes of malicious "buffer overflow" attacks when combined with a supporting operating system. Execute Disable Bit allows the processor to classify areas of the memory where application code can execute and where it cannot. When a malicious worm attempts to insert code into the buffer, the processor disables code execution, preventing damage or worm propagation.
  • newegg Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) EIST allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency to decrease the average power consumption and heat production. Combined with existing power saving features, EIST provides an excellent balance between supplying power when you need it and conserving power when you don’t.

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CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1366

Tech Spec

Core Name
# of Cores
Xeon E5530
Operating Frequency
L2 Cache
4 x 256KB
L3 Cache
Manufacturing Tech
45 nm
64-Bit Support
Hyper-Threading Support
Virtualization Technology Support
0.75V – 1.35V
Thermal Design Power
Cooling Device
Cooling device not included - Processor Only

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Christopher O.
  • 4/21/2012 3:59:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Intel quality and performance, what else needs to be said?

Cons: Pretty much none.

Other Thoughts: Been running 2 of these in a SuperMicro X8DAL-i for almost 3 years now, and they're still going strong. I'd love to build a new system with newer, faster chips, but these are still handling everything I throw at them.

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  • Emil P.
  • 10/28/2011 10:05:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Intel Xeon procs are great.

Cons: Cost. Wish they were a littel more cost effective.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2010 12:17:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThey work great... but no heatsink.

Pros: Works great running dual-core with hyper-threading (16 virtual cores). fast enough for what I needed them for.

Cons: Heatsinks not included (but most heatsinks will fit them). Good luck overclocking them.... yes, that was sarcasm.

Other Thoughts: The heatsinks are not included but unlike someone else (on another rating) stated, regular heatsinks WILL fit these. They do not have to be intel heatsinks.

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  • Luis P.
  • 2/24/2010 11:49:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTwo is better than one

Pros: Love then have 2 on an asus z8na-d6, nvidia quadro and get the mio 888 audio card is a plug and play and 16 g of ram

Cons: no heat sinks but intel sell the only ones that fit

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  • David L.
  • 1/28/2010 12:01:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo heatsink???

Pros: I have not set this thing up because guess what? It does not come with a freaking heatsink!!! Come on Intel!! If you're going to sell this and not include something as essential as a heatsink in a retail product then at least state it in your specs! I can only imagine this to be fast if only it had a heatsink!

Cons: No heatsink/fan!
Bad packaging from Newegg!

Other Thoughts: Oh and this is to Newegg! Next time you ship CPUs maybe you should put it in a box! Shipping CPUs in a padded envelope can be detrimental to the CPU. I hope this work and I would test it if only Intel included a fan and heatsink like all their other CPUs!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2009 7:51:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Exceeded my expectations. Well worth the premium compared to the i7 for a dual processor workstation.

Cons: Price is still a bit high.

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  • Kyle G.
  • 12/9/2009 8:33:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsIncredibly fast

Pros: 2.4ghz, Hyper-Threading Support (lower end models don't), turbo-boost, and 8mb L3 cache, only 80 watts. 16 cores(8 logical)

Cons: Only supports up to DDR3-800/1066 not up to 1333.

Other Thoughts: I have 2 of these in an ASUS Z8NA-D6C. Runs like a monster. Used as a video workstation and with turbo-boost on, it constantly runs at 2.8ghz over the normal 2.4ghz clock. It runs smooth when running a couple virtual machines while encoding video. I would suggest running linux with a dual setup, Windows 7 wasn't load balancing to my needed performance levels. And it had the occasional clock interrupt on the secondary processor BSOD, even though both processors are in perfect condition and has not failed once, since running in linux. I just run windows 7 in a virtual machine instead.

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  • Kenneth P.
  • 9/10/2009 3:20:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA+

Pros: FAST when it comes to thread execution time! If your application is different from mine (database) and load handling is more important to you than thread execution time, the processor can handle hyper-threading so you get 8 virtual cores instead of 4 physical cores (your motherboard should allow you to turn this on/off).

Cons: I hate the way they mount. For the price, especially on a retail part, Intel should have included a fan/heatsink. Its basically just a hidden cost move to try to make them look more competitive with AMD. I would have given them a 5 had it come with a fan.

Other Thoughts: Bang for buck: AMD. Fastest thread execution: Intel

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  • Kyle W.
  • 6/3/2009 12:29:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and fast

Pros: Quad Core + Hyper Threading (8 virtual CPUs)

Cons: Does not come with heat sink
Nehalem is hard to remeber how to spell

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