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Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3430
7.8 out of 10

Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3430

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3430

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Enough

Manuel A., Newegg
27 January 2012
  • Pros: Stable running my 2008R2, low power consumption, quiet stock fan.
  • Cons: One step up (X3440) comes with HT HyperThreading. If I only had $20 more in my pocket!
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Overall 10
10

Great little proc

Adam R., Newegg
7 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought this with a Supermicro CSE-731i-300B and Supermicro MBD-X8SIL-V-O for a home server. It's quicker than I expected, no complaints.
  • Pros: It's fast, stable, and relatively cheap
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Nice entry level server processor

Rezo M., Newegg
20 March 2011
  • Pros: I picked up this CPU for Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard. It works really well with stock heatsink. It also great at saving energy as consumes almost no power while idling.
  • Cons: Price. The same desktop version costs half price.
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Overall 10
10

Xeon CPU

Andrew H., Newegg
7 October 2010
  • Summary: OEM heatsink is a bit weak, I replaced with a Dynatron K666 since I've got a rack mount case setup to use a front to back type cooler.
  • Pros: Fast CPU, reasonable price, fully support ECC memory. FYI, I have this in a Super Micro 3u server case, with four 92MM fans, two 80MM fans, PSU fan, six SATA drives and it pulls around 100watts according to killawatt while idle in windows with the fans on power savings mode.
  • Cons: None, would be nice if they would make even more reasonably priced processors for those of using these at home.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Processor

Jason W., Newegg
26 March 2010
  • Summary: Even with the shady heatsink/fan setup, it simply works.
  • Pros: It's a Lynnfield processor, four cores and four threads. Runs cool enough with the stock heatsink and fan.
  • Cons: The Intel stock heatsink and fan. The processor by itself works well under heavy load. If you buy anything that Intel is selling (other than the hexacore processors), get yourself a different heatsink and fan to go on it.
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