reminds me of that old joke I heard about police academy candidates, and the aptitude/intelligence test that required them to match a sphere, a pyramid, and a cube with corresponding holes. The results divided the group into the smart ones, and the strong ones. heh.
Also remember seeing a pic of a MoBo with holes drilled in it (right thru circuits in some places), supposedly the guy tried to install a new heatsink which was not meant for that particular socket. Brought it back to the store, full of genuine surprise - "my computer won't start". oh boy.
...and I wonder which group graduated the Academy.
We mustn't forget all the AGP-PCIe forced conversions, or AGP-PCI, PCIe-PCI, PCI-PCIe... the list goes on. People see an expansion slot and assume that all cards are compatible with all slots, even if you have to cut the card to fit it in.
good point. I saw a review of such a board earlier this year. Maybe I'll use it for a slow transition to C2D from athlon64. Don't wanna throw out my pc3200 right now, when ddr2 is especially expensive for some reason.