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Old 2021-03-15, 02:10   #5
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Originally Posted by EdH View Post
Well, I picked out a SuperMicro board based on the link of compatibles and no joy. I tried CPU1, CPU2 and both CPU1 and CPU2 and the W3670 CPUs would not let the board initialize at all. I tried two X5650 CPUs and all seems well (other than a poor performing cooler on CPU2).

But I do thank you for the link. I might try something else as well.
It's important to go to the manufacturer's web site and pull up the list of supported CPUs for your particular motherboard. Not only can you find if it is supported, but you can also check the minimum BIOS version that supports it. You might find that all your motherboard needs is a BIOS update.
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