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Intel Xeon E3 Series CPU for OSx86??

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Does iBoot+MultiBeast support Xeon E3 Series CPU(Sandy Bridge)?
I am now having my eye on Xeon E3-1235.
Thanks in advance
 
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That CPU is probably supported, but is the chipset? What chipset are you thinking of?
 
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Thanks for you answer.

I would like a Gigabyte Z68 mobo.
To be exact, it is GA-Z68XP-UD3R.

Just wanna make sure if Intel Xeon E3-1235 would work on:
1) Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R
2) OSx86

If not, I would just go back to my old choices: i5-2400 or i7-2600.
 
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The benefit i know for Xeon is support for ECC memory. In other case it is just like an i7 processor in performance. I think it will work
 
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Maybe I need to ask MacMan to learn the method of decompiling a BIOS.
If we are able to decompile it, we can get to know if Xeon E3 is supported by Gigabyte Z68 mobos.
 
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uxczs said:
Maybe I need to ask MacMan to learn the method of decompiling a BIOS.
If we are able to decompile it, we can get to know if Xeon E3 is supported by Gigabyte Z68 mobos.


Like I said Gigabytes website for your board will have a CPU list and list all compatible CPUs.
 
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@uxczs I also believe that the E3-1235/E3-1230 is the best processor performance/money.

I am also looking to build a portable OS X workstation, mini itx with this CPU.
So far I've found that these 1155 mobos are confirmed to work with E3 Xeon.

JW MINIX H67M-USB3 , E3-1235
GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 , E3-1235
GIGABYTE GA-H67MA-UD2H , E3-1225
AsRock Fatal1ty P67 , E3-1275
ECS H67H2-I H6 , E3-1275
ASUS P8B-M , E3-1275
AsRock Z68 Pro3 , E3-1260L
AsRock H67M-ITX , E3-1235 E3-1230
AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 , E3-1235
H61M-ITX , E3-1220 (Officially Supported)
Zotac H67-ITX , E3-1220L
MSI H61M-P23 , E3-1230
ASUS P8P67 Pro , E3-1230
Intel DH61WW , E3-1235
Intel DH67BL , E3-1230

I'll probably chose AsRock H67M-ITX as it has mini pci-e port and I can use my Apple broadcom Wifi adapter. I would prefer GA-H67N-USB3-B3 but it lacks mini pci-e and wireless.

Anyway, I would really appreciate it if anyone can confirm if AsRock H67M-ITX + E3-1230 works with iBoot+MultiBeast.
 
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Could you please confirm if intel XEON 1230 works with any of the following motherboards. I already have Intel core i7 3.4 GHz with Intel DH67 CL. If the xeon works with any of the boards I can change. Any help much appreciated.

Intel - DZ68DB

Intel - DH67CL
 
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