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Guys i have a server with this Xeon E3-1240V2 which is underused.

I have a i5-3330 on my desk and i would like to know if i can exchange both CPUs without a problem... Both are LGa1155

The main question is... The Xeon E3-1240V2 doesnt have a GPU integrated (it uses a VIA GPU on the Mobo), and the i5 does... How will the Mobo of the Dell deal with this?

In my desktop, i use a offboard GPU, will the Xeon work too?

Thank you

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You want to void the vendor's warranty for your company's AD server? You really think that's worthwhile? –  mfinni Oct 10 '13 at 19:14
Aside from the fact that I'm sure this wouldn't work. –  mfinni Oct 10 '13 at 19:14
Maybe you missunderstood, its MY company so i wont do anything hidden.. And yes its worthwile because i live in Brazil and this Xeon here costs about 600 dollars, and there is no warranty void on the dell because the server case is made to be open –  lucasmx Oct 10 '13 at 20:22
You'd be voiding the warranty in the sense that you wouldn't get any support from Dell until you put the original chip back into the server. Not in the sense of "I opened the unit and Dell won't help me." That's not how commodity server support, even at the top tier, works. –  mfinni Oct 10 '13 at 20:23
Yes. You can open the case and meddle with the innards, that doesn't mean that Dell won't void your warranty when you stick an unsupported CPU into it and fry either the CPU, motherboard, or both. I guarantee you that the second Dell sees you've removed the heatsink they will void your warranty regardless of if that has any bearing on whatever warranty claim you may make in the future. Read the warranty. Technically no one save for a Dell certified technician is allowed to open that 'made to be open' case, they just enforce that selectively. –  Sammitch Oct 10 '13 at 23:33

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Dell's list of supported processors for the T110 does not include any Core i5 models. From experience, I would expect it to work anyways. However, be aware you would loose the ECC feature of your memory by doing so. You would also loose TXT and vPro if you're using either of those.

You have not given the model of your desktop, so it's impossible to say if the Xeon would work in there.

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Thank you, thats what i expected and wanted to know... This question was more about to kill my curiosity, but i already bought a 3770k.. –  lucasmx Oct 14 '13 at 17:56

Check the chipset and memory compatability for the system boards in both systems, to see if all the components would be compatible. The Dell might accept your i5 if the memory is compatible - your workstation might not accept the Xeon though.

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