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Clarification on compatibility between Intel® Xeon® E-2236 and chipset C242

Bracco
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On the compatibility page for chipset C242 it shows that this chipset is only compatible with processors E-21xx and NOT with processors E-22xx and even looking at the compatibility pages of both processor families everything checks out.

So therefore, chipset C242 should not be compatible with processors E-22xx and more in particular with Intel® Xeon® E-2236. 

On many motherboards if not all, from different manufacturers it says that they are using chipset C242 and they claim that it is compatible with both E-21xx and E-22xx processors.

Motherboards such as the P11C-I from ASUS and the X11SCL-IF from Supermicro.

Is it possible that the motherboards have implemented the chipset in a way to make it compatible? If so can chipset C242 be compatible with Intel® Xeon® E-2236?

Thank you in advance for your time.

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SergioS_Intel
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Hello Bracco,


I understand that you need compatibility information between the Intel® C242 Chipset and the Intel® Xeon® E-2236. I will be more than glad to help you today


As you mentioned, on the list of compatible products for the Intel® C242 Chipset it only shows several Intel® Xeon® E-21xx Processors compatible.


https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/147324/intel-c242-chipset.html


Some mother board manufacturers may modify our chipsets so they support E-22xx processors even though they have the Intel® C242 Chipset installed.


Having said this, we do recommend contacting the mother board manufacturer and confirm with them if their system indeed support the Intel® Xeon® E-2236 with an Intel® C242 Chipset 

 

Please let us know in case you need further assistance.


Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician


For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios


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SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Bracco,


I understand that you need compatibility information between the Intel® C242 Chipset and the Intel® Xeon® E-2236. I will be more than glad to help you today


As you mentioned, on the list of compatible products for the Intel® C242 Chipset it only shows several Intel® Xeon® E-21xx Processors compatible.


https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/147324/intel-c242-chipset.html


Some mother board manufacturers may modify our chipsets so they support E-22xx processors even though they have the Intel® C242 Chipset installed.


Having said this, we do recommend contacting the mother board manufacturer and confirm with them if their system indeed support the Intel® Xeon® E-2236 with an Intel® C242 Chipset 

 

Please let us know in case you need further assistance.


Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician


For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios


SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Bracco,


We are following your thread and would like to know if the information provided in our previous post was helpful to answer your questions.


Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios


Bracco
Beginner
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Yes it's exactly what I was looking to know thank you for the support.

SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Bracco,

 

We are glad to hear that we were able to assist you, we will close this thread as per your request. You can also check these links for future refererence:

 

 Intel® C246 Chipset.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/191040/intel-xeon-e-2236-processor-12m-cache-3-...

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

 

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