It'd be nice if you had documentation or proof for the ECC support of the consumer dual-cores. That they take ECC RAM doesn't mean the controller makes use of it.
Agreed. I saw things like this
, and then questioned specifically whether i3 + ecc memory would simply boot but not use ecc functionality, or whether it would actually detect and correct ECC errors. I was told it would correct ECC errors but unfortunately I cannot share my sources for this - although I trust them for technical accuracy. Added to this the S1200BT requires ECC memory, even with i3, otherwise it won't boot. From the tech specs
: "Only ECC memory is supported on this platform."
I have yet to find a utility which can tell me whether ECC mode is enabled on a live running system. If you can point me to such a utility, I'd be more than happy to run it on a C200 series based board with Core i3 (quite curious myself to see whether what I was told is true!).
Bear in mind though I only received this confirmation for Core i3 21xx, not for the pentium you refered to.
Just done some more digging and ran into this
, which is interesting even though it talks of mobile products.
I have one system with server motherboard running at 25W idle power.
That's about 10W higher than a good consumer board but it would be good to know if that's system power consumption since the somone measured a Supermirco of the older generation at 40-50W (about 20-30W over a good consumer board).
In house measurements - cannot show you any evidence. This was a system with an Intel S1200BTL board
, Xeon E3-12xx (not sure which model, presume an 0W model without processor graphics), 2x 2GB ECC UDIMM, one hard drive, and windows 2008 R2 (I believe).
Power was measured at the wall socket using a watts-up power meter.
Consumer boards have all the remote control from off you need for a home NAS which is WoL which consumes less power when the system is off than the stuff on server boards.
Agreed - but they cannot send you an email out of band (I am spoilt! -)
Some L/T CPUs are no more efficient than the regular ones unfortunately. If you have actual data about some processors being cherry-picked (which is of course plausible), people have been looking for it so please provide it.
No evidence that I can share - but this is the way it works. Same wafer, same die, fluctuations in performance means binning into different SKU's among which the low power ones.
I wish I could share more details with you but this is unfortunately not the case (I value my job!!).