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Pros: Very fast chip. Ivy Bridge 22nm, 4-Core, 8-Threads, ECC capable, disabled graphics, its actually cheaper than its desktop equivalent without ECC by $50. Great Value.
Cons: No cons I can seriously gripe about.
CPU runs hot when under Stress testing on all 8 threads because of thermal paste issues. But for the usage I subject this CPU under, this is not a issue to deduct eggs over.
Its hard to find fault with a CPU that works out of the box.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this CPU with an ASUS P8C WS (with C216 chipset) and 32 GB Kingston DDR3-1600 ECC memory because I wanted ECC given there is so much memory on my new build. Operating under Windows 7 Pro for over a year, I have not, REPEAT NOT, experienced one Blue Screen Of Death.
With ECC, this is a very stable system.
Application crashes are extremely rare.
This review is from: ASUS P8C WS LGA 1155 Intel C216 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I found this motherboard to be reliable for a workstation build I have been running for over a year. Pleased with this motherboard except for a glaring pro.
Accepts ECC memory with E3-1240 V2 Xeon Processor. I am currently running 32GB of Kingston DDR3-1600 memory.
Very stable. Very, very few crashes with Windows 7 Pro and Fedora 20.
Cons: The sound chip picks up interference from the Video Card which is very annoying. For a motherboard of the cost that ASUS commands, I expected better design of the sound circuitry having better EMI resistance. A separate Creative Sound Card fixed the problem. This costs an egg in an otherwise flawless performance.
Other Thoughts: Once the latest BIOS is installed, this motherboard is very reliable and accepts all of the devices I have attached to it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Flawless performance and reliability. Tested with Memtest86+ for five passes (all available tests) with no errors. Enjoyed my workstation for about a year with virtually nil crashes.
Cons: Its a bit pricy but quality costs.
Other Thoughts: Asus P8C-WS
Intel E3-1240 V2
32Gb Kingston DDR3-1600
Sapphire HD 7850
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
Pioneer Blue-Ray and DVD burners.
8TB RAID 5 Array.
Display Name: Roger W.
Date Joined: 12/30/01
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