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February 4, 2012 3:47:46 PM

Ok Guys & gals I have a question for you, which im sure somebody in here can give me the answer. First let me just state that I am a mainframe guy with tons of knowledge regarding IBM hardware,utilities,code etc. Having said that I'm lacking pc technical knowledge as it is not a factor in the mainframe data center protocol. So the intel CPU listed below is sold as a server CPU! Why couldnt it be used or could it as a pc processor? If so whats the difference between the difference between the two?

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Intel Xeon E3-1230
Sandy Bridge 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB
L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache
LGA 1155 80W
Quad-Core
Server Processor BX80623E31230

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February 4, 2012 3:51:49 PM

Server cpus require ecc ram, either registered or non-registered. Depends on the motherboard. I don't know if 1155 server cpus will run with desktops; a few old xeons ran on desktops, but the new cpus may not.
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February 4, 2012 3:58:26 PM

not all 1155 mobos will support it, but given the right ram there's no reason why it won't work. But there's nothing in it from a performance point of view, perhaps a little lower voltage, perhaps the ability to a little faster. And greater cost.
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February 4, 2012 4:24:50 PM

Ok thanks guys as I too was looking at the specs and couldn't find anything that would lead me top believe that the processor wouldnt work in a pc platform environment.
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February 11, 2012 2:08:17 AM

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February 11, 2012 5:36:12 AM

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