This board is said to support Ivy Bridge CPUs (with new BIOS, but BIOS update list does not show "new CPU support" or similar), as well a few Xeon models like E3-1260L are listed as supported. But the supported CPU list is outdated, and I have to ask: could I use a E3-1240v2 with these boards? Are those perfectly stable? Have been considering a C216 based MB with ECC support as an alternative. Intent is to use these as 3D / CAD workstations.
We would like to inform that the compatible processor list for the DP67BG is up to date but the E3-1240v2 has not been validated yet to work with this motherboard. We also would like to inform you that none of our Intel(R) motherboards will support ECC memory:
Btw, is there a reason that you could share why Intel does no more make ECC enabled workstation boards? (Intel W2600CR2 should be ECC compatible and is the only exception?)
EDIT: Intel could surely make ECC enabled motherboards that would have ECC logs at BIOS level, and user / admin could follow the progress and swap RAM when problems start to occur. Currently with Windows you can not monitor the development of ECC corrected errors before the problem is too severe, and the system does no more even POST.
Currently ECC memory support is implemented on server boards exclusively, not motherboards due to the different costs it brings and the different market sectors demands. I can tell that the Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO is the only board that will support both ECC and non ECC:
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dx79to/sb/CS-032853.htm Intel� Desktop Board DX79TO — System memory