Hello. I am trying to find out if an HP Z230 is capable of using a Broadwell Xeon E3 V4 processor. I know that they never came with them, but it is a C226 chipset and according to Intel all C226 "should" have gotten a Broadwell bios update. But with it being OEM I want to be sure before I spend 100 dollars. If it won't work I'll stick with a Haswell Refresh E3 V3. But I'd like to have that L4 Cache that Broadwell offers.
HP has their motherboards made to their specifications and use them in many different models. Therefore, they are not necessarily the same as retail boards. For this reason, only the processors that are fully tested are assured to be compatible with the motherboard.
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