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Xeon E3-1120v2 and Plex Question


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Hi everybody.

I have a Gen8 G1610T since 2 years and I am very happy with it. I use it to only host my Plex Server with 3*2Tb drives.

I bought for a cheap price (40€) a Xeon E3-1220v2 and I have question about it. I have read Elvisdk's topic about temperature with G1610T default heatsink on 1220v2 and I wonder if play (and transcode) 1080p movies with 4 cores enable will be ok or too hot ? Did I must enable only 2 cores to be safe ?

I cannot compare Elvisdk's temperature with wPrime burnt with the temperatures generated by Plex because I don't know them with a E3-1220v2...


Thanks for your feedback.

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I think you’ll be okay.

Transcoding doesn’t tax your system 100% all the time, it’s a relative short spike in cpu utilization.

If the cpu gets too hot it will throttle. So keep an eye on the clock speed.

If, and only if, you cpu throttles you can disable the turbo or some cores.

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Thank you for your feedback. I have received the 1220v2 et you were right, when I watch 1080p movies on Plex, the CPU go up to 37°C, maybe 40 max.

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