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    Default Thoughts on Engineering Sample Intel cpus

    My friend recently purchased one off eBay, after googling about it i found out it was illegal. That aside do Engineering Sample Intel cpus run properly? I know they are 'beta editions' produced before retail CPUs.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Also his CPU supports DDR3-1066/1333
    But his motherboard Supports DDR3- 1600

    What kinda ram should he get?

    Thank You

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Engineering Sample Intel cpus

    Ram, normally motherboards support more than just one type. What board is it specifically?
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    Intel DP67BG thanks

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Engineering Sample Intel cpus

    Hope he's got the right socket. I'd have thought the engineering samples were mostly based on new / not released socket designs.

    Might have lots of unlocked features for overclocking... if the right software can be found to tweak them.

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    Apparently you can lose some of the performance monitoring features, temps etc depending on the revision of the cpu. Personally I'd only ever go after one if I knew it was new unreleased tech. But the chances of that are slim and there probably wont be any motherboard support for it. If it's old tech its kind of a stupid buy when the fully tested retail one is available.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Engineering Sample Intel cpus

    But having an engineering sample is cool...

    I don't see why it wouldn't run OK. Might not run as fast, or can be overclocked as much as the retail version, but it should work.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Engineering Sample Intel cpus

    It might not run for the same reason beta software crashes. And yes I do see the novelty factor but I still wouldnt run one of these in my main pc.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Engineering Sample Intel cpus

    Quote Originally Posted by PC builder View Post
    But his motherboard Supports DDR3- 1600
    Actually it says: DDR3 memory 1600+/1333/1066MHz
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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Actually it says: DDR3 memory 1600+/1333/1066MHz
    But the CPU supports 1333?

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    He should get the type of ram that the motherboard supports.

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