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E3-1240 CPU Compatibility?


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Hi All.

New to the forum as I have a quick question that someone may be able to answer for me.

 

I cannot source the V2 or L version of an E3-12** processor easily (as everyone knows they can be a bit sharp priced!)

 

but i can source the regular E3-1240.

 

From my last notes, I thought it should work - but i might have skiped over something or been half asleep when i checked the specs :D .

 

Any thoughts ?

Cheers.

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It is compatible but the stock heatsink is only rated for 35W. There is a new uprated 55W heatsink that HP are supplying with the new i3 version of the Gen8 Microserver but it is still impossible to actually purchase by itself. Your Xeon has a TDP of 80W so it would still exceed the capacity of the 55W heatsink. Quite a few people are happily running a 80W TDP CPU in their Microserver with the stock heatsink but it is up to you whether you want to accept that risk.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Ahhh OK. Thankyou :). I'm surprised, but very glad the non v2 also work.

 

Between that and an E3-1220V2 which would be your preference?

 

 

do you have any advise on an active cooler that just fits and performs well (I'm considering wiring it for full blast if I do swap cpu.. hehe.)

I'm just taking caution at the moment as my replacement mobo is just back from HP after my NIC's failed completely in old one.

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

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I've got the 1260L in my server and its warm but I wouldnt say overly so, I'm trying to track down somewhere I can get the new SKU heatsink thats appeared on the HP parts list, rated for higher W CPU's without havcing to go down the actively cooler route..

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I've got the 1240v2 with the noctua nh-9i and i have no cooling issues.

 

Hello,

 

how did you mount the cooler? Is it easy or does it need spcial mounting? I mean does it fit? It would be nice if you could post some pics!

 

Thanks

George

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Sorry for asking in an old thread, but i have the same problem, can i underclock/undervolt the cpu? 

Because i have the choice between E3-1240 and the G1610T.

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