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E3-1220v2 2.3Ghz vs. 3.1Ghz


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I am debating about getting either 2.3ghz. or 3.1ghz. E3-1220v2 version for the vertulization support

The 2.3 has 2 cores but runs on 17w

The 3.1 has 4 cores but runs on 65w!


dual core runs much cooler and quieter but I would like to know if anyone has 3.1 version and how hot , noisy it runs ?




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It's going to run hot with 65W TDP and you'll likely need to run your BIOS Fan Setting at "Maximum Cooling" which IS NOISY -- Very NOISY


See: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6762-anyone-who-has-changed-the-heat-sink-on-a-gen8-microserver/page-3#entry77590 


as well as the links under Gen8 Temperature Management in http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/?p=62151 


The 17W TDP is going to be a much better choice if you are concerned about noise 

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