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November 18, 2011 12:21:52 AM

Hello,
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???

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November 18, 2011 12:28:51 AM

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. :D 
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November 18, 2011 12:36:09 AM

ok it says its lga 2011 still will it be compatible
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November 18, 2011 12:38:47 AM

I will take it and try it for you.
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November 18, 2011 11:56:50 AM

nty unless you offer me some good stuff
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November 18, 2011 11:58:09 AM

do es even work or get detected? is it better than a normal 3960 cause es go expensive if its not that good ill sell it to buy myself a 3960x what do you think?
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November 19, 2011 12:40:42 AM

An ES version of a chip is an early preview version of a chip.. My guess is buggy and definitely worst performing than a finished chip.
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January 30, 2012 5:33:54 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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January 30, 2012 5:34:09 PM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
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