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Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 ...

Q: Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 ...

Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 range

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 range: dual socket processors sporting up to eight cores and 16 threads each, based on its Sandy Bridge core design.

Sandy Bridge processors with up to four cores and eight threads have been shipping for desktop and portable systems for more than a year now, but it's taken Intel a while to scale up and validate its new "Sandy Bridge EP" design for the dual socket market. A further delay was caused by Intel's decision to secretly ship the first processors to HPC customers building supercomputers.

The new processors are closely related to the Sandy Bridge E processors that hit the market last November. They extend the standard single socket Sandy Bridge design with more cores (up to 8), more cache (up to 20 MB), more PCIe connectivity (40 lanes of PCIe 3.0), more memory bandwidth (four DDR3 channels, running at up to 1600 MHz) and more memory capacity (up to 3 DIMMs per channel, for a total of 384 GB per processor). The Sandy Bridge EP (and E) parts lack the integrated graphics of the regular Sandy Bridge, but are bigger and better in every other way.

Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 range

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A: Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 ...

Aren't Xeons specifically made for servers?

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I was just wondering if anybody has any experience with Intel S2600CWTR series serverboards and Xeon 2600 V4 processors.
It boots fine with single CPU 2600 V4 and also with dual Xeon V3 .... but not with dual V4.

Intel says only board rev H12882-260 has this issue .... but not H12882-261 or H12882-262 ... so they sent me new boards ... still the same problem.

I really want to use the V4 becsue of better memory bandwidth, but I may have to downgrade to V3.

Anybody know anything about this issue?

Many thanks for any insight.

Update as of 07-21-2016:
Intel has been unable to come with an answer ... and it has become evident that they don't test their new products ... nobody actually sticks a couple of processors in the sockets and makes sure it works. They rely 100% on the CAD simulators. Wish I also was that confident about my designs that I could send to customers without testing. It should be noted however ... with Xeon V3, these are really good motherboards.

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I've been comparing the specs on the following processors and as a non-gamer the Xeon processors look very attractive. What I like is that Intel offers the choice of a Xeon 80 watt non-graphics processor versus it's 95 watt on-board graphics processor. It would have been nice if Intel offered that same choice in it's Core line. Many users prefer a PCI graphics card and don't use the on-chip graphics, so why not a choice, like with the Xeon line?

Compare Intel? Products,

A:Sandy Bridge E3 Xeon vs i7 Core comparison

well the xeon is a server cpu not ideally suited to home computing.

but intel do offer non integrated graphics by choosing a different model, the i7 950 3.4ghz and the i7 2600/k for example one is sandy one isn't.

while it is well priced at around ?170 and uses socket 1155 it's just not cheap enough to ignore the i7 range.

when you look at the compatable range on motherboards they are all server boards listed i don't think anyone would be able to garuntee a standard 1155 board would work, the motherboard
Intel? Server Board S1200BTS costs around ?180
Intel? Server Board S1200BTL this board only supports ecc ram which usually costs a bit more.

the difference in price from a standard 1155 board for home use negates the cost difference of the cpu.

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My question is about using the integrated graphics option on the 2nd generation core i7 2600 (sandy bridge) processor

What I understand is that I must have a motherboard with on-board graphics to be able to use the integrated graphics on the processor, in that case I'd configure the BIOS to use the onboard graphics ("Init Display First" option = OnBoard)

So will the motherboard use its OWN onboard graphics or the processor's, i.e. will it detect that the processor has integrated graphics and use it, or it just works without caring about the processor's ability and use its own graphics anyway?

And if the board can detect the processor's capabilities and act based on it, what if I want to use the board's graphics and bypass the processor's?

In brief, how can I configure the motherboard to use its onboard graphics or the processor's integrated graphics?

Also, is their a HYBRID way to make them work together?

Thanks and best regards

A:Motherboard configuration for the integrated graphics in i7-2600 Sandy Bridge

You don't need a motherboard with onboard graphics in order to use the integrated graphics of the CPU.

Be aware that the P67 chipset does -not- support using Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics. For that, you will need to use a motherboard with another chipset; the most popular choices being either H67 or Z68.

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I'll be upgrading to a new desktop soon. I expect I will be using it quite a bit for photo editing and converting analog video to digital (vhs to dvd) as well as editing the video.

Is there any advantage to buying a PC with a Sandy Bridge processor vs say the previous generation I7? I have limited technical knowledge but from what little I've read the main advantage of the Sandy Bridge is it's video capabilities and I would imagine the new PC will have at least a medium quality video card.


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Sandy bridge boards have arrived back on the shelves relatively fast.
Newegg has 21 Sandy Bridge boards listed as of this posting.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Motherboards,Intel Motherboards,LGA 1155

A:The revised Intel Sandy Bridge B3 boards are in.

Newegg has 30 Sandy Bridge B3 boards listed as of this posting.

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Computer: Dell XPS 14 Z
OS: Win7 64-bit Enterprise
Chipset: HM67
CPU: i5 2450M
I had many BSODs that I tried to fix with a 3rd party application to update drivers. The application installed the wrong version of the graphics driver, causing more BSODs. The first BSOD fixed itself with an update. I uninstalled that driver and installed the latest version. Unfortunately, more problems were to come. The driver did not crash, but lagged severely on games, singularly, Minecraft. Normally, this game runs extremely well even with many background applications and multitasking. After the driver update, even the main menu had an FPS of no more than 3. In-game, the FPS reported by Minecraft was stable in the bracket of 1-3, making the game entirely unplayable. The path taken to reach this point makes driver rollback impossible.
Steps taken to troubleshoot:
1. Restart computer
2. Clear Java cache
3. Update Java to latest (7 u15 64-bit)
4. Made fresh install of Minecraft
5. Install Optifine (Minecraft Optimization mod) to make sure it wasn't a game error
6. Did a quick defrag
Needless to say, they didn't work.
The one thing I haven't done is install a new graphics driver, because I'm not sure which one to install. That's where I need your help.

A:Intel HD 3000 Sandy Bridge Driver apparently causing huge lag

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Hello All,
I just purchased a y460p w/ core i7 chip and cam across this article:
Does anyone know if a recall has been issued for the ideapad with the core i5 / core i7 chipsets by Lenovo?
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A:Intel Sandy Bridge Chipset - Bulletin - Affected IdeaPad Models

I would also like information on this.

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Hello, what is the repair cost
for repairing a CPU socket on a Sandy Bridge motherboard?
Sadly i didnt know my motherboard had a damaged CPU socket until the reseller told me and therefore they also refused a refund wich also was the reason i sent it back to them in the first place, same day as i recieved it, when i later on read on hardware forums that intel recalled all Sandy Bridge motherboards.

Sadly these kinds of damages is not covered by the warranty, and I have also been told that
i wont get a refund, and its my word against their and really I dont see how I could have damaged the CPU socket when i didnt even had ordered a CPU yet.

But, not much to do against a big company and therefore i would like to know what the cost is to repair a CPU socket on a motherboard. I have read on some other forums like xtremesystems that moderators there telling that its about a 25 $ cost on repairing or replacing the motherboard CPU socket, and I would like anyone here to confirm this for me, or what other kind of prices there is for repairs that is not covered by the warranty, and sadly my reseller didnt accept the motherboard and told me i damaged it, which i didnt but i cant proof that they are lying so.

Is it true that there is about a 25 $ cost for repairing or replacing a CPU socket on a motherboard, and if not what is the cost?

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According to the Intel website, the HD 3000/2000 Sandy Bridge graphics are not supported in Windows 10. See link below. It's the very last one listed under Intel Core Processors:
I decided to give the Windows 10 upgrade a shot on my Dell XPS 13 L321X since my Windows Update told me that my system was Windows 10 compatible. However after the upgrade I noticed the screen would become distorted intermittently.
In the meantime, I've currently disabled the graphics drivers that Windows 10 automatically assigned to my computer after the upgrade in order to prevent the screen from distorting so I could post this message. While this current graphics mode (1024x768) is not pretty, I was hoping someone @ Dell was aware of this issue and if there will be a patch/fix for this issue?
It's a bit confusing that my system was considered to be Windows 10 compatible as evidenced by the update only to find out after-the-fact that Intel specifically mentions that my particular graphics driver is not Windows 10 compatible. And since this intermittent screen distortion validates the issue at hand, I'm afraid I'll have to revert back to Windows 7.
So if anyone @ Dell knows of a possible fix, I'd appreciate it.

A:Intel HD 3000/2000 Graphics (Sandy Bridge) not supported in Windows 10 on Dell XPS 13 (L321X)

For the record, I'm using the latest BIOS A08 for this laptop too, so that's already been verified.

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Hi guys first post.
first dual socket build.
question...will a xeon 604 socket cpu running 533 fsb
work on a board running at 800 fsb...it is a Tyan board if that helps

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I bought the SCNJ-CU1000 Fully Copper CPU Cooler back in 2008, originally it was designed for 775 and 478 sockets. Not having that in my box (now) I saw the Universal Retention Kit 3 having seen that the Universal Retention Kit 3 was not compatible with my 1155 socket after all I have been advised that it will work with the mounting bracket I have been looking for here:
LGA1156 & 1366 Mounting Clips Note: on the German site it says it works with 1155 sockets as well as 1156 and seen as they both share the same size CPU I don't see any problem with this, do you?

I would like to hear from anyone that has fitted this solution!

I know there are a lot with these coolers still that want to use them. Even on the Scythe forums from years ago some OCs have posted about not being able to get this to work, they had the Full Copper cooler and the Universal Retention Kit 3 but still not able to fit it, so I am guessing this will be useful for everyone to know when they search.

I should probably edit or add posts for proper search terms later. Can anyone confirm this will work out right?

A:SCNJ-CU1000 Scythe Full Copper CPU Cooler on 1155 Socket Intel i7-2600

The mounting holes for the 1155 are the same as 1156.

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Hi all,

Just wanted to post this for anyone experiencing boot issues with the ASROCK H61-VG4.

Celeron G1620(P0) Ivy Bridge 2.7GHz (1155 IVYBRIDGE / CHIPSET)
RAM 4GB 1333MHz
1TB Samsung spinpoint F3

On completion of build
- computer would boot and then shut down after around 5 secs.
- could not get into the bios as computer would shut down prior.

solution / fix
installed 1600MHz RAM and computer booted with no issues.

(I usually use gigabyte mobos so never experienced this before.)

Manual states, "Memory - supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC memory (DDR3 1600 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, DDR3 1333 with intel Sandy Bridge CPU)

Anyone else had this type of issue with specific CPU to RAM MHz match to get a board to boot?

A:Asrock h61-vg4 (ivy bridge & ddr3 1600 / sandy bridge & ddr 1333)

By "boot", do you mean POST? Did you get any beeps? Perhaps the 1333 module(s) is bad or the wrong voltage.

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I have an ECS H61H2-M2 mobo, and am looking to upgrade the cpu. I was looking at some ivy bridge and sandy bridge processors, and was wondering if I could drop an ivy bridge into this board. It says "for second generation chips" but its still the lga 1155 socket, right?

A:Can My Sandy Bridge Board Run An Ivy Bridge Processor?

Yup, they make Ivy Bridge processors in socket 1155 as well and your motherboard does support them with a BIOS update. You can check which processors are supported bu checking the manufacturer's CPU Support list whioch you can find here for your motherboard: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...ilID=1228&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=1&LanID=0

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Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge use the same socket. All the tech sites say we can do it. What are the implications? With HD-4000 graphics would I now be able to drive 4 monitors? What other possible benefits are there? Power consumption is slightly reduced, speed is slightly increased. What are the chipset limitations and BIOS implications? It's probably not worth the money, but will it work?


Go to Solution.

A:Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge CPU upgrade in the W520

Good questions! The answers will probably remain unknown until someone has actually tried.

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So I was wondering if I have a i5-2500k (sandy bridge) and pair it with a z75 or z77 mobo(made for ivy bridge cpu's but backwards compatible with sb) would I gain the added features? Like usb 3.0, sata 3, PCIe 3.0 that would not be available on a sandy bridge mobo?

A:Sandy Bridge CPU w/ Ivy Bridge chipset mobo

Well yes you would gain any features that the new motherboard has that the old one doesn't. Although SATA 3 was available on some Intel 6 series chipsets in small numbers. Some manufacturer's also added their own SATA 3 and USB 3 controllers to those motherboards. Your CPU only has PCI-Express 2.0 slot so PCI-Express 3.0 slots on the motherboard won't really do anything for you anyways, not that the gains from 2.0 to 3.0 are much anyways.

Unless your motherboard is faulty or lacking something you really need and can't add-in via an add-in card there's little benefit of upgrading, as in upgrading for the sake of having something newer.

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1st question:

Well ive heard that Ivy bridge boost 20% performance and huge in GPU.

I dont need Built in GPU.

Ivy has integrated USB3.0, PCI 3.0 and thunderbird.

Is it really worth to wait for the new Ivy Bridge i5 3570k? versus i5 2500k?
I have a lesson for the previous CPU. Bought 3 computer Socket 1156 after 2 months of release!

The result? i always got a BSOD.

The Sandy bridge 1st release has a problem also with the chipset.

If i remember they fix after 2 weeks with the new B3 design.

Now guys because im really excited on Ivy bridge.

The release date is April 08, 2012

What can you say? is it really safe buying for only a 1 month old after the release?

Lets say i wait to buy on May 01, 2012?.

2nd question:

Amd is creating a PCI 3.0 Hd 7 Series.

What do you think guy is their a PCI 3.0 videocard not expensive? max of 100$?
I need you opinion and knowledge.


A:Ivy Bridge 3570k Vs Sandy Bridge 2500k

Depends on how you look at it.
If your not interested in the On-Die GPU, IB seems to really only offer PCI-e 3.0 and a slight clock for clock bump over SB.

In regards to PCI 3.0, you must consider no current GPU can saturate a x16 slot, and most cant even stuarate a 2.0 slot at x8. Some of the Single card dual GPUs can exceed x8, but still cant use the full x16.

So, even the first few generations of 3.0 cards will not be bottlenecked by a 2.0 slot at all. By the time they do, you'll likely be be in need of a complete upgrade anyway.

Bottom line, I wouldn't put to much worry into 3.0 at this point. It will be nice to have .. sure. But in reality, it may not actually be usefull for a long time yet.

However, April is not that far away.
If you are building new, and do not need it right now .. I'd just wait. Why not?
Newer tech is a good idea, especially when so close, as long as you arent having major issues currently.

However, if your current machine is struggling to play your games and you are in bad need to upgrade soon ... a SB build would not be a bad investment, and will server you well for a good while.

Also, if you do decide to go ahead and go with a SB P67/z68 build now ... just avoid the boards that use a NF200 Chip. The reason is, a bios upgrade will allow them to use IB CPUs later.
IB CPU means PCI 3.0 support.

So long as your PCIX lanes are not being split and run through a NF200, PCI 3.0 support on the z68/P67 should work. At least for a Single... Read more

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Hi I am about to purchase new motherboard and Processor and I require some opinion whether I should buy Sandy bridge or Ivy Bridge. As far as I know Ivy is having some overheating issue and that for me is worrying fact since I want to overclock my processor.

Furthermore if I do buy Sand Bridge what chipset/ motherboard combination should I go with Z68 or Z77.

A:Sandy bridge or Ivy Bridge you decide :)

Go for Sandy Bridge..

A tried and tested i5 2500k or i7 2600k is still very respectable and the performance gulf between Sandy and Ivy is not that large... Ivy is great if you want a very respectable integrated graphics solution; the Intel HD 4000 is quite a performer for an integrated card.

2500k's hit 4.5 GHz or even 5 GHz very easily with the right cooling apparatus...

Also, go for Z68 if you intend on sticking with Sandy Bridge until your next motherboard upgrade, Z77 if you intend on upgrading to Ivy Bridge in the near future...

HARDOCP - Introduction - ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 Chipset Motherboard Review

(Great Z68 Chipset review)

HARDOCP - Introduction - ASUS Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 Motherboard Review

(Great Z77 Chipset review)

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I bought an old Dell Optiplex 380 system refurbished from Dell for about $80 with an E7500 Intel core 2 duo processor and upgraded it to a Xeon E5430 for about $20. The cpu benchmark went from about 1800 to 4000. The Dell Optiplex 380 uses DDR3 memory, so the Xeon gets an additional boost there. I also downloaded a modded Dell bios that supports the Xeon functions on the 775 motherboard at bios-mods forums for free. Great little computer to play older games in Windows 7. Next I will be updating this system to Windows 10. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium OEM installed by Dell.

So for little cost you can play around with older hardware and make it do things it wasn't originally designed for.

A:Socket 771 Xeon processor in a Socket 775 motherboard

Used little sticker eh ?

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Am itching to do a build (the 1st) and was going to do one with a Sandy Bridge CPU to compare with my son's AMD "Beast".
Now it seems waiting till April for the board to be fixed but just want to get on with something.
Any ideas on an Intel CPU that comes reasonably close to the SB specs -i5 2500 (and price) so I can get going. I know that it will probably mean having to get a decent graphics card but that's life eh?
Just an average user wanting to build something with a bit of grunt and perhaps a bit of overkill to experiment with. I would also like to have something that isn't going to be obsolete and difficult to get parts for say in the next 2-3 years.

A:No Sandy Bridge yet - what now?

i5 or i7 previous generation P55 or P56 series chipset. But I would wait if I were you, especially if you plan to overclock - the SB appear to run cooler and can be clocked higher than their predecessors.

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Which one should I get because I heard that the Sandy Bridge had some problems and I'm not sure what the Sandy Bridge really is so which one would be the best one to get i7 2600K Boxed Processor 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge CPU or i7 960 Processor

A:Sandy Bridge?

Sandy Bridge without a doubt. The Sandy Bridge issue is not with the CPU itself, but rather with the chipsets on the motherboard that run the sandy bridge chip. The good news is that mfg's got the problem corrected and are just starting to ship out mobos to OEM's. Expect sites like NewEgg and such to have machines in about 2-3 weeks time.

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I'm basically after best bang for the buck so is this worth it?

CPU £180 i5 2500k
Mobo £120 Asus p8p67
Ram £45 Cosair vengeance 4gb
Case £90 antec 902
Hard drive £50 Western Digital 640GB Caviar Black SATA 7200rpm
Psu £***? not sure what I would need.

If you have any recommendations please say. If Ur wondering about gpu, I'll just bring my current 9800gtx+ accross, maybe get a nvidia Kepler when they're released.

Thanks, Rory

A:Possible new Sandy Bridge build

The 2500K is about the best bang-for-buck CPU around at the moment- that shouldn't change for the foreseeable future (future revisions/multiplier bumps notwithstanding) since I doubt AMD will be pricing their new kit for the mainstream market.
As for the board, virtually all the mainstream boards offer near enough the same performance levels (overclocking, layout, cooling etc.) and near identical feature set (single Realtek 8111E Gb LAN, ALC892 audio codec, single PCIE x16 slot-usually with a second slot limited to x4 and sharing bandwidth with the PCIE x1 slots and/or SATA 6Gb/USB 3.0, average accessory bundles etc.) The Asus board should be fine and carries a three year warranty.

As for PSU, your computer build- too me- is a little a*s backwards. I would always start out with the best PSU I could afford (and is available) in the power envelope the build would need. If you're definitely NOT looking to upgrade your graphics card then something in the 500w range is ample, if however you think you could be swayed into buying an upper-mainstream (or better) card then 600-650w might be worth considering. Bear in mind that using dual cards is a non-starter with the board you've chosen.

BTW: If you're looking for recommendations on parts (PSU?) then you should probably include some info regarding who you're likely to be shopping with (local, etail- Scan etc...- I presume you're in the UK)

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Processor is overclocked to 4.5ghz @ 1.35v and GPU is overclocked as well. Recently installed a new soundcard and 2 new hard drives and put them in a mirrored volume using Windows disk management. Since then been getting this bsod about once a day.

Here is a picture with the error codes

A:Sandy Bridge BSOD


What is the make/model of your PSU?

I suggest you reset the overclock for the time being, let's see what happens.

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Hi there,

Looking to spend around £800-1000 on a new pc come september,

Am i better off waiting for sandy bridge processors to come q1 2011 or buying a i7 in sept?

Will sandy bridge drop the prices of the i7's significantly?

and finally, will the sandy bridges that are coming in q1 be comparable to the i7's or will they be releasing the higher end sandy bridge's later in 2011?

(relative noob to which processors are good at the moment as been out of the pc buying game for a while)

Thanks in advance.

A:Wait for Sandy Bridge?

apparently the i7 920 is an excellent processor for the price ~£230

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Case: Cooler Master 932 Advanced (Newest case from CM) $159
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K $326
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme (REV 3.0 / Intel P67 / LGA 1155) $347
RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) G.Skill DDR3-2200 / PC3-17600 Ripjaws X Series $99
PSU: Corsair TX 950 950W $149 (I probably won't need all of that but hey.. lol)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112 12X Internal Blu-ray Disc Writer $107
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6970 (waiting to see theR6970 Lightning from MSI, btw any news on that?)
HDD /SSD: Don't know yet..
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6GT or V8 - help me out here guys -

Total Price: Approximately $1187 (USD) without the CPU Cooler

PERIPHERALS (Completely optional, of course)
Mouse: GIGABYTE M8000X $59
Keyboard: GIGABYTE K8100 $69
Headphone: Audio-Technica ATH-A700 or Fischer Audio FA-002w (Beech Light Brown) The ATH-A700s are better I think but the FAs have a outstanding design, those wooden made ear-cups are really beautiful and they're made by hand, can you believe that?!) $127 or $203 respectively.

I honestly think I've got the "best bang for buck" products here, what do you think guys?

A:Awesome i7 Sandy Bridge rig!

Looking good so far

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I am currently looking for a sandy bridge supported motherboard. I will be using the i5 2500k processor and I am going to use the ATI Radeon 6950 GPU. I might want to do CrossFire.

I will be shopping from either www.shark.sk, www.alza.sk or www.agem.sk. The websites are in Slovak but there are some translating options on the sites.

I have some Motherboards in mind:

ASROCK P67 Extreme4 B3
ASROCK H67M-GE - would I be able to use a radeon hd 6950 2Gb with this one?
I am looking for a Motherboard that is not all that expensive. Maybe up to about 130 Euros. I might be overclocking.

Thanks in advance

A:Looking for a new Sandy Bridge motherboard

MSI have some decent P67 and Z68 boards available with UEFI BIOS.

And yes, you would be able to use that card on the ASRock, but you'd probably be happier with a full ATX board.

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hoang2007 said:

Windows 10 is good, but what matters more to me is that my system fully supports it. Since Intel will never bother to write Windows 10 graphic drivers for my Sandy Bridge processor, the free upgrade makes no sense. Microsoft said my system was ready for Windows 10, but it turned out to be the opposite. I think Microsoft shouldn't have forced people with incompatible hardware like me to upgrade to Windows 10.
P.S Those who have Sandy Bridge processors just need to play an .mkv video on Windows 10 to see how incompatible their systems are.Click to expand...

I just played a few MKV files on Windows 10 with no dramas using several different players all were fine including the Windows players.

A:Sandy Bridge CPU and Windows 10

frogboy said:

I just played a few MKV files on Windows 10 with no dramas using several different players all were fine including the Windows players.Click to expand...

Do you have a Sandy Bridge processor and what is your graphic driver version? I had the latest driver from Windows update ( but still couldn't play .mkv videos properly. I experienced green screen and graphic corruption when playing back these videos by using Windows Media Player and Movie App. I also tried some .mkv samples from this site: Download Sample Videos / Dummy Videos For Demo Use and got black screen. I think Intel Windows 8.1 graphic driver is the cause.

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did intel mention the nature of fault in sandy bridge chipset

A:sandy bridge fault

Hello Kf10,

This is what has been said so far about it.

Intel Discloses Chip Glitch

Hope this helps,

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Hi All,

I have a dual socket motherboad with chipset 5000.

I currently have 2 unit of Xepon Processor (X5450, E5450)

My question is, can i insert both processor in the motherboard to use? is it compatible?

Thank you


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Edit: Given that my problem now appears to be hardware related, it looks like nobody should waste any time evaluating the BSOD data. Thanks, thoughs. Mods, feel free to delete this entire thread. Sorry for the trouble.


New forum member here. Help appreciated! Built a new machine for my mother, which started experiencing random BSODs that increased with frequency over time. To fix the problem, I tried a reinstall today, but just got another BSOD with only minimal software installed on the system (CPU/storage/video/network drivers, Windows updates, Microsoft Security Essentials, Firefox, Flash, and a few other programs).

Attached to this post are the zipped BSOD materials, per the site instructions, plus a .dmp file.

The BSOD seems to occur randomly. Examples: when using Firefox, when the screen saver is active, when copying files to a USB thumb drive, etc.

System specs are as follows:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM (purchased from NewEgg)
Intel Pentium Sandy Bridge G850 at 2.9GHz
4GB DDR3 dual-channel
ASRock Intel H61 motherboard (H61iCafe)
Crucial M4 64GB SSD
400w Antec powersupply

The drivers I used were the most current. My Crucial SSD has been updated to the latest firmware. The motherboard BIOS is current (actually, there is a BIOS update available, but currently only in Japanese).

Hardware testing performed:

Ran MemTest86+ overnight with no errors
Ran a Prime95 torture test for two hours with no errors
HWMonitor reports that all voltages and temp... Read more

A:BSOD on new Sandy Bridge Machine (Help!)

Well, the system just got a BSOD during the Windows 7 install process. I suspect this indicates a hardware problem, not a software problem.

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I was wondering if anyone knew why Intel chose not to have hex core i7's on sandybridge and why they didnt have triple channel support either? I thought it would make sense to continue that trend as they have their benefits.. I know Sandy-Bridge chips are extremely powerful with just 4 cores even beating older i7 hex-core extreme edition in a lot of gaming benchmarks - but even triple channel memory has its benefits.
they must have their reasons, i could probably understand that with added graphics and memory controller onto the chip they wont have much room for more cores... but i would have thought triple channel memory would give better performance that dual-channel memory

A:why no hex or triple channel on Sandy-Bridge?

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Hi guys, I decided to get a new laptop but dont know which to get anyone can kindly recommend me? And is it good to get a laptop with intel turbo boost?
Some of the basic demand of the laptop:
-Price must be acceptable budget around 1500 singapore dollars.
-At least 4gb ram?
-ATI 6000 series grahpics card
- Some decent battery life (hopefully more than 4-5hours)
- Sandy bridge i5/i7 core also can.
- screen larger than 13 inch.
- Wont heat up(unless doing some heavy tasking is acceptable)

A:Sandy bridge Laptops recommendation?

Hello there, Shaun.

I'm not sure if you'll find a Core i7 Laptop with those specs under 1500$

But i did found this on newegg:

Newegg.com - Retail, AMD Radeon HD 6250, AMD Radeon HD 6650M, AMD Radeon HD 6370M, AMD Radeon HD 6570M, AMD Radeon HD 6550M, AMD Radeon HD 6470M, A...

I tried to find what's best for your budget and what you want.

The only ones with AMD HD 6000 series and Core processors

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The Intel web site lists both the i5 2400s and i5 2400 with speeds of 2.5 at 65watts and 3.1 at 95watts. The only other differences on the spec sheet is embedded options no on 2400s and yes on 2400 and I think this means little. Right now, I have an HP6200 pro with an i3 G670 2.7Ghz 65 watts and the docs indicate that a 2400 is an option. I also have access to a SFF HP with a 2400S 2.5Ghz. Could the CPU's be swapped? I don't really like the Small Form Factor (SFF) but like the idea of a 6mb vs 3mb on board cache? BTW, all are LGA 1155.

A:I5 CPUs, LGA1155 Sandy Bridge

Re the above: the CPU is a 2nd generation G630, sorry

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Never mind, this has been posted in the news section, please close it...

A:Sandy Bridge chipset is faulty...

click the red triangle icon next to the rep scales, and ask a mod to delete your thread.

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Has anyone else had problems with soundcards in the PCI slot of the new sandy bridge MB's?

The drivers can't find the card in either win7x64 or even winxp.

In device manager the card shows up with a creative driver, but when I try to install the correct drivers they can't locate the card.

There is no inf driver only an exe version for this card.

A:Sandy Bridge - PCI Soundcard not working

This is actually not the first time I've seen someone having a somewhat similar issue. To my knowledge that individual never found a answer to, and I can not now locate that thread (it was on another forum)
My understanding is many people are expecting bios update releases for these boards very soon.

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I was wondering which one you guys would buy. I know there is a big debate over the new dual cores, so I am looking for the one that will be the best quality, and one that I can use for a while and not have to upgrade for sometime. Mind you, I will not be gaming, I am only looking for performance running many programs at the same time such as itunes, aim, word, outlook, etc, and encoding and dvd decrypting. Please give me your recommendations and why and let me know some good accompanying parts such as mobo, heatsink, ram etc. Thanks for your help

A:AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 Socket 939 Dual Core or Intel Pentium D 940 Presler 800MHz FSB

If you won't be gaming, then the intel would probably be somewhat faster for your uses. They are pretty close in performance, but the amd is faster for gaming. You say you won't be gaming though, and the intel is cheaper, so go for it IMO.

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Can I use Intel Core i3-3220 (3rd Gen) Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Intel HD Graphics 2500 for my aio pc Omni 1020 120 pc?

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The folks over at inpai have an early review of sorts over at their place.
As expected, no improvement over SB in gaming, but productivity and content creation do much better.

Not too sure about the "more is better" aspect of power usage though...maybe China rewards people for being anti-green

[All the performance slides in one place here -XS Forums post #3]

A:Sandy Bridge-E 3960X early review

Yikes, 15MB L3 is actually foretelling on this thing. I couldn't find the MSR on this thing, did you catch it Chef?

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I just built a SB i3 and using the dvi on my 23 inch led it seems to be giving me 4:3 instead of 16:9. My pc before this filled it out fine, i have installed the proper graphics drivers and everything.

A:Sandy bridge i3 wont fill my monitor

What motherboard are you using?

What graphics card, if any?

What driver and where did you get it?

What are your resolution choices?

Do you have a control panel choice for Intel HD video?

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I ended up with NEW Dell?s XPS 8300 system with the flawed Intel?s Cougar Point chipset.

Intel says only 5% of the motherboards would be affected.

My question is, how do I know if I am in that 5% or not ?

Are there any tests or software that would identify the issue ?

What should I be looking for ?

I am in stock market business & any errors in calculations & plotting of chart?s data could cost me dearly.

So I am not using this system for business at this moment but I do need the system.

I tried hard but Dell?s technicians have no clue.


I ended up with NEW Dell?s XPS 8300 system with the flawed Intel?s Cougar Point chipset.

Intel says only 5% of the motherboards would be affected.

My question is, how do I know if I am in that 5% or not ?

Are there any tests or software that would identify the issue ?

What should I be looking for ?

I am in stock market business & any errors in calculations & plotting of chart?s data could cost me dearly.

So I am not using this system for business at this moment but I do need the system.

I tried hard but Dell?s technicians have no clue.

I have an option to return the system but then I will have to wait till end of April or May to get a new one & would rather keep it if there is a workaround.

Any help would be highly appreciated.


Any help would be highly appreciated.


A:Can anyone using Intel’s flawed Sandy Bridge chipset?

The only effect the flaw has is that the performance of the Sata 3Gb connections (for Hard disk, optical drive etc.) degrades overtime(i.e the data transfer rate will most likely be less than its specified speed) due to a substandard transistor in the silicon of the chipset. There is no flaw in the Intel CPU which is what would cause any calculation errors, and no errors when reading the data from the hard disk. The short term workaround is to use the Sata 6Gb connections(on my system they are coloured grey while the other intel controlled connections on my motherboard are blue, consult your manual to identify the ones on your system) or if your motherboard supports other non Intel Chipset controlled Sata connections(can be seen in the BIOS where you may have the option to enabled disable "Other devices") connect your HD/Optical drive/other storage to those.

For example for my motherboard :

Intel® P67 Express Chipset
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
Marvell® 9120 controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)*
JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller
2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports*Click to expand...

I've contacted my motherboard manufacturer who say they'll replace my motherboard in April. I'm guessing once there is enough supply of replacements Dell will most likely replace yours too. And as to the "only 5% will be affected", I read thi... Read more

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Hi all,

I've been doing some research on my new build and started looking into power phases. After reading some articles, it seems like the less power phases you have, the more susceptible your motherboard is to failing, especially if you're overclocking. Plus you also have to worry about components on your motherboard overheating such as the mosfets. Is all of this something I should be worried about?

The motherboard I want to get has 8+2 power phases (Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3). So if I plan on overclocking, should I step up to a 12+2 or 16+2 motherboard or will I be safe at 8+2?

Thanks in advance

A:New Sandy Bridge build - power phases

The ASrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 is an excellent board. It overclocks impressively. People have managed to hit the 5 GHz mark at around 1.45V with a good aftermarket HSF.

More power phases do not guarantee better performance. Generally, more phases should make for smoother voltage output, but it is only one of several factors in the design of the CPU voltage regulator.

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So I got my hands on a G6 Pavilion that got totally fried because someone at my lab poured beer on it. Today I had a chance to check the individual components after opening it up and found that the motherboard and CPU are totally toast. I'm contemplating fixing the machine with the assumption that the rest of the computer is good (had the chance to check over RAM and WIFI card and they're both good).  The thing is, I don't like the dedicated graphics option on the laptop - an HD6470m mated with an i5 2450m. The processor is fine; but I was wondering if I could instead upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU - like the i5 3340m and just run it on the HD4000 internal graphics (which is more powerful than the HD6470m. Anyone know if this is possible running the latest F.66 bios?  Laptop is a G6 1311tu Pavilion 15.6 inch.  PS: the model I have doesn't have the dedicated card, but am basically thinking about changing the specs to that of a 1311TX, with the dedicated if I had to stick with the Sandy Bridge since the HD3000 isn't as powerful. But the Ivy Bridge's HD4000 is much better than the Radeon. 

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Here too, same problem.
One Thinkcentre 71 Sff works well after updating to Windows 10.
The other Thinkcentre 71 Sff upgraded to Windows 10, created an installation disk using Microsoft's Media Creation tool and reinstalled Windows 10 on a new 2Tb harddrive. That computer has the problem, it doesn't completely shut itself off. Power button is constantly blinking.
Since one computer is working good, it seems to me it is a driver issue.   ***And yes, the bios is fully updated ****
It will be nice if an expert from Lenovo looks into this matter. I'm more than willing to help with testing and or screenshots.
Mod:   edited title for clarity, and split from Win 7 thread

A:Edge 71, Sandy Bridge, shut down issue with Win 10...

Poei wrote:
The other Thinkcentre 71 Sff upgraded to Windows 10, created an installation disk using Microsoft's Media Creation tool and reinstalled Windows 10 on a new 2Tb harddrive. That computer has the problem, it doesn't completely shut itself off. Power button is constantly blinking.
Since one computer is working good, it seems to me it is a driver issue.   ***And yes, the bios is fully updated ****
I have seen power-off and sleep-wake issues when the Intel processor and chipset are not supported for Windows 10.   You can check that here:  
Intel® Processor Support for Microsoft Windows® 10

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Hello again guys the time has come to upgrade my pc current specs
ASUS Striker II Formula
Intel Q9550 @3.5 auto mobo clock
4gb Giel Black Dragon ddr2 800
Creative XF-i Elite Pro

With all these new features out now like dx11 and the new Sandy cpu's etc i have a little cash to spend but i have no idea on what.2x EVGA 1gb 460sc in sli or an oc'ed sandy mobo bundle from scan
hears the bundle its on www.scan.com under the X3S Overclcoked Bundles tab RADIUS Core i5 BUNDLE
Overclocked at 4.7 Ghz
which includes
Intel Core i5 2500K - Quad Core Core
4Gb Corsair 1600Mhz DDR3
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4
Akasa Venom Performance Cooler
what are your thoughts on this and what would you choose ? many thanks

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Greetings Dell Customer Care,I have a Dell XPS 8300 and seem to have missed the recall notice for the Sandy Bridge motherboard replacement in 2011 soon after I purchased this desktop. I have Express Tag # <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>.  I discovered this whole issue when trying to add in a new SATA drive or use the ESATA interface today. Only the boot and optical drives on SATA0 and SATA1 work. I realize that I am out of warranty and beyond the 1 year recall on this. However, is there any way I can get a part, motherboard replacement, for free? Please see article #389728 for the background issue involving the Sandy Bridge recall from 2011.

A:XPS 8300- Sandy Bridge MoBo recall

No, we cannot send out the motherboard for free. The policy states that customers experiencing issues will be supported under the originally purchased warranty period. So once your warranty expired, we will not replace the motherboard. This was not a proactive motherboard replacement, so it was not a "recall". This was a fix on fail done for customers that contacted us within their purchased warranty period.

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I was installing drivers and updates after receiving and wiping my new XPS system from Dell and stepped away from the PC for a couple of hours while things downloaded. I came back to a black screen with a mouse cursor that I was able to move. Then the screen switched to a BSOD and restarted with an error code of 1033. Here are the system specs and the .zip file requirement from the BSOD Posting Instructions thread:

Dell XPS 8300
Sandy Bridge Core i7 CPU @ 3.4GHz
1.5GB 7200 RPM HDD
Newly installed GTX 460 1GB GFX Card
460w PSU
Dual Layer DVD Burner

Is Windows 7 Home Premium
- x64
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- full retail version

- What is the age of system (hardware)? Build date is unknown, but it's new to me from Dell.
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) Brand new.

Any help you guys can provide I'd really appreciate.

A:BSOD on New Sandy Bridge Dell XPS 8300

Update: Just came back from dinner and the computer was asleep just like before and the exact same thing happened. It seems whenever the computer goes to sleep and then I wake it up it gives me the BSOD and a restart. Any ideas?

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