Solved Dual socket motherboard with 1 server CPU and 1 desktop CPU? Tags: Motherboards QPI Intel i7 CPUs Socket Last response: July 3, 2010 1:00 AM in Motherboards Share pspkicks316 June 22, 2010 7:48:36 PM Okay here's the setup: I have an i7 930 (1 QPI link) and a Xeon W3520 (2 QPI links). If I only populated the memory slots for the W3520, would I be able to use the i7 930 in the other CPU socket? Theoretically, this could work. The W3520 would be communicating with the 930 and the RAM, and the 930 would only be communicating with the W3520. So, can this work? What motherboard should I check out, if this works? More about : dual socket motherboard server cpu desktop cpu Best solution GhislainG a c 191 V Motherboard a c 88 à CPUs June 22, 2010 10:06:03 PM It won't work because both the i7-930 and the W3520 are not designed to be used in a dual socket motherboard. 5500-series Xeon processors are required with a dual socket motherboard. pspkicks316 June 22, 2010 10:54:04 PM Ugh. Alright thanks for the quick reply. =( Edit: Oh, you're right. The W3520 has only 1 QPI link. Damn... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pspkicks316 July 3, 2010 1:00:14 AM Best answer selected by pspkicks316. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDesktop CPU with dual socket server motherboard ? ForumDesktop vs Server CPU ForumBest Gaming CPU for my Socket 775 Motherboard ? ForumWill a AMD64 socket 939 motherboard run a Opteron 939 CPU ? ForumAM2+ , AM3 dual socket motherboard ? ForumDifferent processors on a dual socket motherboard ? ForumCPU/Motherboard for a home server ForumDual Socket LGA1366 Motherboard ? ForumBest DUAL CPU motherboard ? Forum2 cpu chips on 1 motherboard ... ForumServer vs Desktop CPU , 1 st time Builder ForumSocket 940 cpu upgrade... I'm confused. ForumOLD STUFF: Pentium 3 Slot 1 Dual-CPU Question ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum[Solved] How well it work the EVGA P55V (with no OC) Forum[Solved] Will this DDR3 1600 memory work with this particular motherboard? ForumWhich motherboard should I choose? Forum[Solved] What motherboard? ForumMotherboard compatibility ForumCPU Support - Please help More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !