Hi so i was looking around my pc shop,I repair stuff here and build gaming rigs really cheap assembley cost since i do it for a hobby, I found a processor marked ES 8 core i7 sandy bridge unlocked confidential any idea what this is do i plug it in my lga 2011 socket? is it the same socket???
I know that the ES is short for 'Engineering sample' but if I had to make the choice myself I would NOT risk it in a perfectly good LGA2011 mobo, that is unless you have an extra laying around then compare how the bottom of the CPU looks to the actual socket itself. Lol I had to guess at an 1156 i3 that was unmarked once.