Intel Xeon E3 dual motherboards

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I've been trying to find Intel Xeon E3 compatible motherboards, and so far I could only find motherboards for a single CPU.

    Is anyone familiar with a motherboard support two?
     
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  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Hello,

    That one doesn't support two CPUs. It's either one or the other. The website is a bit "misleading", because it mentions one and the other. If you look closely, you'll see it only has one CPU socket.

    It turns out that, from what I could see at Intel's web site, like in this [url="http://ark.intel.com/products/55452/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1290-(8M-Cache-3_60-GHz)]page[/url], it will only support a configuration with 1 CPU only.

    All major manufacturers only have boards with one socket. It's odd. It's the first time I see boards for the Xeons, without having dual-sockets as well. o_O
     
  4. Johnny123

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    Tyan is what you want. Take a look at this page and scroll down to Tyan's selection.

    I don't know if Alternate ships to your location, but they are very popular here in Germany. They deliver fast and if you have a technical problem you can call them up and get someone on the phone that actually knows what he's talking about, which isn't always the case nowadays.
     
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