800 MHz FSB "CPU mounting holes" not understood

Discussion in 'Supermicro' started by John, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. John

    John Guest

    In describing its 800 MHz boards, SuperMicro warns us that:

    Chassis must have CPU mounting holes required for
    800MHz FSB CPUs with this serverboard.

    I'm trying to figure out what this means to me. I've got a 8-year-old tower
    PC with enough room to locate the board vertically, but I don't recall any
    mounting holes near the CPU. Does this mean I'm out of luck? Or does this
    warning only apply to rack-mounted chasses?

    It's hard, if not impossible, to find towers that claim to support these
    mounting holes. I need my PC hardware to match what I'm doing at work, so
    there's a reason for having this in a home system.

    Thanks for any help,
    John, Nov 6, 2005
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  2. John

    daytripper Guest

    It means the cooling solution (aka heat sink) bolts through the motherboard
    and CEK spring into threaded hard points in the chassis...any chassis.

    An 8 year old chassis isn't going to have those mounting points...
    daytripper, Nov 6, 2005
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