Joined on 03/18/10
Pros: Very nice little upgrade over the XEON E3-1235 Sandy Bridge we use in our solidworks workstations with ASUS P8B-WS (LGA 1155 Intel C206). Nice value and expect good things once present dilemma is resolved.
Cons: WARNING! Be mindful of your MB's BIOS and compatibility. I am installing this on an ASUS P8B-WS (LGA 1155 Intel C206). It has a pre 2009 BIOS. The catch is you can't POST with this CPU to upgrade your BIOS. The CPU was on the ASUS compatibility list with BIOS 2009. Board came with previous BIOS and so won't post. A little more digging came up with the following link. http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=P8B%20WS&cpu=Intel%20Xeon%20E3-1230%20v2%20%283.3G,L3:8M,4C,4C,HT,69W%29&pcb=ALL&sincebios=2009&memo Bear it in mind