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: ). 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
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.
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.