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Does the Xeon E3-1220L V2 work with biostar h61mgv

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December 14, 2012 5:33:50 AM

I have this headless home server and it is very hot with i3 2120 after running for a few days and i am scared so i turn it off.Now i am deciding to invest in the xeon,which is very low power and also perform slightly better.but the biostar website just say support all i3 i5 and i7 processors.but obviously this info is wrong as i7 extreme is lga 2011.so anyone know if this works with h61mgv?i got bios update so yeah.i cannot post pics as i will need to run my desktop headless if i put the video card into the server,and i cannot do that.any help welcome
December 14, 2012 5:36:05 AM

And my ipad camera is fixed with some lens thing that takes macro photographs and it cannot be removed as i am dumb enough to use superglue onto the ipad.so yeah
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December 14, 2012 6:00:27 AM

The supported CPU's list says no. http://www1.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/introduction.ph...

That really doesn't surprise me, considering it's a low end board (even for H61). Most of the boards that I've seen that support the Xeon's are higher end models (like the Asus P8H61-M for example, but even it doesn't support the E3-1220L V2, just the 1230, 1230 V2, and 1245 V2).

Also, just taking a quick glance at a high dollar board like the P8Z77-V Deluxe shows that it doesn't even support the 1220L V2, just the normal 1220 V2 (along with others).
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December 14, 2012 6:43:34 AM

Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2
What about this?it has the e3-1220l(i no need ivy bridge,but it is preferred as i found a shop selling it but not the v1)
Also just curious what happen if you hook that into the mobo?explosion?or capacitor bursting?or just not post?
Also i want to change my mobo as it is simply crap(i should not have thought the mobo is just some thing to put the processor and other stuff in and does nothing else,which made me get a very cheap one),so is this fine?
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December 14, 2012 7:00:14 AM

Giggitygoebbels said:
Also how did this guy get it to work?
http://forums.vr-zone.com/hardware-depot/2185459-xeon-e...
He use a asrock h61DEL and the cpu support list do no have that.so what did he do to get it working instead of frying everything?


The 1220L V2 isn't on the support list, but the 1220 V2 is. I imagine that since it at least recognizes a 1220 V2, that's why it works with the 1220L V2.

And it wouldn't fry anything. It just wouldn't boot if it wasn't supported.
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December 14, 2012 7:07:36 AM

And yeah, that Gigabyte board should be fine as long as it's Rev. 1.2 or higher.
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December 14, 2012 7:10:42 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
The 1220L V2 isn't on the support list, but the 1220 V2 is. I imagine that since it at least recognizes a 1220 V2, that's why it works with the 1220L V2.

And it wouldn't fry anything. It just wouldn't boot if it wasn't supported.

But there is a large difference between 1220v2 and the L version.the 1220l has 2 hyperthreaded cores,but the 1220 has 4 cores.also the l only have 3mb cache but the 1220 is like 8mb
Whatever,i think i will get the asrock one instead,or even try asrock h77m.
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December 14, 2012 7:32:03 AM

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December 14, 2012 7:35:19 AM

Just another question:should i attempt to use the processor in the h61mgv?or just get the asrock/gigabyte straightaway?damage the h61mgv=ok,damage processor=no
So should i try?
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December 14, 2012 5:30:28 PM

Giggitygoebbels said:
Just another question:should i attempt to use the processor in the h61mgv?or just get the asrock/gigabyte straightaway?damage the h61mgv=ok,damage processor=no
So should i try?


You can try it if you want, it won't hurt anything if it doesn't work, it just won't boot.
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