This Intel cooler is a real POS. Used in HP Pavilion af. Have had this working for a year no issues in my Gigabyte Motherboard previously listed. Need bios update to support E0 stepping 45nm Xeons. GRX April 5, 7: Someone reported that they needed to add the Xeon microcode to the BIOS before the system would post. Person running E said they got an error message that the CPU was over 95 W even though it wasn’t.
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We’ve also included some motherboards that should be compatible based on their specifications but haven’t been tested yet.
Not tested yet Notes: This is my motherboard model in order to add it to the compatibility list: Couldn’t find cpu support list, so not sure if Zotac mcp73 motherboard stepping is supported.
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ShohS April 1, 5: Some zotac mcp73 motherboard the issue ended up being that the temps were reported somewhat inaccurately high. Looks like only 65nm CPUs are supported by default, but you can likely run 45nm Xeons if you update the microcode before installing the CPU.
Needed ,otherboard microcode update to run Win 8.
Rafael Costa Ferraz Motherboadd 12, 3: X, X, E, E Notes: X E0E C0 Notes: GRX April 5, 7: E0 stepping Zotac mcp73 motherboard on this motherboard lack support for some features by default like Speedstep, SSE 4. E, X C0 Notes: Didn’t work for 2 different people. When enabling C-state booting Win10 and Linux zotac mcp73 motherboard be slowed down extremely like 20 minutes or so to login.
Only supports older 65nm Core 2 Duo processors by default. Did not boot zotac mcp73 motherboard all black screen CPU worked in another motherboard Xeon microcode bios mod didn’t help.
X see notes Notes: Multiple people have reported that Zotac mcp73 motherboard don’t run at the correct speed and that the BIOS does not support Xeon microcode, so the system may not be stable Don’t recommend trying the mod with this motherboard. What is the last word in this sentence? GRX April 1, 2: CPU support list is out of date May need to add Xeon microcode. Only officially supports zotac mcp73 motherboard quad core processors Probably needs Xeon microcode update to support 45nm quad core Wasn’t able to overclock stably even with microcode update.
Acer uses the same motherboard Used Acer bios to add Xeon microcode.
I just needed to disable intel C-State. Doesn’t fully support E0 stepping Xeon processors, so you may run into issues with those, but the C0 stepping Xeons have been reported to work fine.
To zotac mcp73 motherboard the to work properly, the same bios I had previously was simply reflashed back to the motherboard.
Vince April 4, 4: Daniel April 1, 6: User didn’t have these problems with FSB Xeons. E, X, X C0 Notes: Once i disable intel C-State the processor worked fine.
Please read the troubleshooting section before reporting a problem. This Intel cooler is a real POS. Didn’t need Xeon microcode.