Will a 6 core w3690 work in a Aurora x58 R1 using the latest bios?It supports the 990x cpu which is 6 core. The xeon is the same chip but with ecc support.
Anyone know or try a 6 core xeon in the Aurora?
Not tested/validated by Dell. There are users on this board that have reported no success using the Xeon. Below are the tested/validated processors =
XVN0Y AMD Gulftown i7-980X 3.33GHz to 4.00GHz, 12MB
F3VGJ AMD Gulftown i7-980X, 3.33GHz to 3.73GHz, 12MB, B1
5RG05 AMD Gulftown i7-980C, 3.33GHz, 6C, B1
60GFP Intel Bloomfield i7-975, 3.33GHz to 3.60GHz (Customers successfully did OC 3.73GHz, OC 3.86GHz), 8MB, C0
152W9 Intel Bloomfield i7-970, 3.20GHz, 12MB
MNWGW Intel Bloomfield i7-960, 3.20GHz, 8MB, D0
0DX14 Intel Bloomfield i7-950, 3.06GHz, 8MB, D0
VRDMW Intel Bloomfield i7-930 2.80GHz to 3.36GHz, 8MB
YNCMX Intel Bloomfield i7-930 2.80GHz, 8MB, C0
X204R Intel Bloomfield i7-920 2.66GHz to 3.20GHz, 8MB, D0
Like Chris says ... others have tried and they don't work (just search forum).
This motherboard (while true Intel x58 [enthusiast's] chipset and based on MSI tech) is not a after-market retail board. It doesn't appear to have micro-code in BIOS to support Xeon processors. It's also just mATX and non-workstation-class.
I did not find anyone on this forum that tried a w3690 so really don't know for sure. I do not many people with mAtx x58 run the w3690 using gigabyte and asus consumer boards. They even work with ecc even though its not officially supported. The only reason I can think of why would not would be the bios.