- Jun 16, 2014
Whats th difference between the lite and regular one? Are all the capabilities there?
I am sure how much help that could offer you.
I do not have the single socket version of Intel board, but dual socket socket Intel board.
and E5-2418L from the same ebay seller in the earlier post.
I used a Corsair 500w power supply, be sure to use a 8 pin EPS 12V connectors, the 4 pin version may not work.
The dual socket Intel board booted Windows 2012r2 and passed Prime95 stress test no problem.
I am not aware the version 2.3, but I always use the cheapest power supply for bench testing.
Mostly, I used the $20 special Corsair 430 watt to bench test new system.
Any power supply that were made last few hours should have no problem to power up a single E5-2418L system.
I believed the Intel single E5-2418L would only need less than 90 watt to power up, and 45w idle.
I haven't had a chance to investigate it further yet, but I highly doubt that. If you look at the pictures that Stanza posted, the serial port is a non-braced package, meaning there's no plastic or metal 90 degree standoffs that go into holes on the motherboard to keep it upright. You can literally bend the serial port with your fingers, so the fact that it bent in the first place is not surprising. Like I already said, poor packaging is definitely to blame here. Since I bought three motherboards, the eBay seller shipped them to me in the original packaging box that Intel ships six motherboards in from the factory. The box holds the motherboard boxes very tightly without any additional packing materials, so it makes sense that a single jolt to that particular side of the box caused the motherboard to slide and bend the serial connector.Makes you wonder if any other SMC chips have been knocked off the board with the serial port handling huh? Would be hard to spot!