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Item#: N82E16813121553

3 out of 5 eggs Follow up on High CPU Temp 04/16/2012

This review is from: Intel S1200KP Mini ITX Server Motherboard LGA 1155 Intel C206 DDR3 1066/1333

Pros:

See prior review

Cons:

This board seems to have an issue with the bios incorrectly reporting the CPU temperature. My replacement board also reported very high cpu temps, all the way to 90+C with 68F ambient temp and good airflow in the case. I moved the board to a full ATX tower case and with 3 fans blowing on the board and a PCI-E video card. Still reading 60C in the bios. I installed the OS then installed Core Temp. It is showing a live temp of about 25C with min/max being 23C/46C.

Other Thoughts:

I now have a ton of time into what should have been an easy build. I even posted this issue on the Intel Community forum and got no response, not really impressed with Intel and their "server" boards at the moment. I'm going with the hypothesis that the bios is wrong and putting the system work, worst case it burns up and I buy a DQ67EPB3 to replace it as I have had nothing but excellent experience with them.

Also for all the people looking at this board for VM's. It does NOT support VT-d while the DQ does. I really can't figure out what Intel was thinking, leaving this feature off a Server board that was seemingly custom made for VM labs yet including it on a consumer workstation board. This cost it another egg. Only flawless operation regardless of the bios temp reading from this point forward is going to keep this from becoming a product I recommend avoiding at all cost.

My high temp readings are with the .12 and .18 bios, Xeon E3-1245 rev D2 as well as an i7-2600 cpu.

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