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Xeon E3-1230 V2 on H61 board

So I just wanted to know if a Xeon E3-1230 v2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315)will work on an H61M-DGS motherboard from asrock. I looked at the cpu support list and it seems the other v2 ivy bridge processors work with the board (here is the list: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-DGS/?cat=CPU). Since those processors are technically just higher clocked than the 1230 V2, will it still work with the board?
Just to let you guys know I chose this board cause I didn't wanna oc also I chose the processor because I need to stay within budget and I would've got a i7-2600 but it is too close of a price for a i7-2600k so I thought Id be wasting money on it since I dont wanna oc.
Sorry I just dont understand the cpu support list >_< Help will be very much appreciated :D
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  1. Yes, it will be fine. As you noticed for whatever reason ASRock lists all the Xeon's except the 1230V2 series. The same thing happened for the V1's.

    I personally am using the Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 board with the 1230V@ and everything is perfect.
  2. Yes agree it should just work.
  3. Hmm...I am not so certain it will, the Xeon E3-1230 is a Sandy Bridge and the Xeon E3-1230 v2 is an Ivy Bridge and the CPUID (microcode) is completely different on SB vs IB.

    Example, it is a known issue on pre-IB BIOS versions that the IB will NOT post and either an RMA, Service Center, or Donor CPU is required.

    Another example, the Supermicro X9SCM-F specifically lists 'V2' CPU support - http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm-f.cfm

    Therefore, I would strongly recommend that you contact ASRock pre-sales and if necessary Tier 2 support before assuming you'll have no issues -- my assumption is that you will.
  4. jaquith said:
    Hmm...I am not so certain it will, the Xeon E3-1230 is a Sandy Bridge and the Xeon E3-1230 v2 is an Ivy Bridge and the CPUID (microcode) is completely different on SB vs IB.

    Example, it is a known issue on pre-IB BIOS versions that the IB will NOT post and either an RMA, Service Center, or Donor CPU is required.

    Another example, the Supermicro X9SCM-F specifically lists 'V2' CPU support - http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm-f.cfm

    Therefore, I would strongly recommend that you contact ASRock pre-sales and if necessary Tier 2 support before assuming you'll have no issues -- my assumption is that you will.

    All the other V2 Xeons are on the support list http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-DGS/?cat=CPU
  5. If the CPUID is not specifically listed -- never ass-u-me it will and if it can post then my concern will the CPU perform optimally or 'dummied-down'. This simply could be an oversight with ASRock and there 'might' not be an issue.

    My experience is I have to see it B&W to believe there's not an issue.
  6. thank you for all the replies I guess Ill just get the non v2 version >_<
  7. They're not the same - http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
    Intel Xeon E3-1230 = 8370
    Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 = 10,001

    I would get the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 and 1. Call ASRock or 2. Different MOBO.
  8. Best answer
    ASRock updated the BIOS on 5/14/12 to give IVY support to the 6 series motherboards. The V2 works fine.

    I guess I should add that I personally have the 1230V2 running on the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 board- the CPU is recognized correctly and runs fabulously. Note that again for whatever reason the 1230V2 is not specifically listed.
  9. Can we see your info:
    PerformanceTest 7.0 - http://www.passmark.com/products/index.htm
    CPU-z Validated - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
  10. I'm on the road right now but you can see this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9DWtjwhbeQ
  11. Best answer selected by ama8o8.
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