N/APosted on - 09/24/2011
A good friend of mine acquired an Intel core i7 920 engineering sample processor and asked me to try it out. I'm a little skeptical about it though. Is there any difference between a regular processor and an engineering sample one? I'm just worried it could damage my motherboard. Has anyone ever heard of this?
Intel Core i7 Engineering Sample Processor
These are also called Qualification Sample Processors. They are pre-production processes.
Engineering samples are just like the beta version of a software. They can work well and can have many flaws as well. These flaws will be then resolved by the company for normal production. This will not cause any hardware problems to your computer.
If you found some problem that will be in processor. But I am sure you will not face a problem cause a company never launches its engineering samples if they are doubtful about it. So use it and don’t worry about anything.
Hope it will solve your problem.