I've started this list for the people who are in the market for a new HSF or new motherboard and want to know what will work. The way this should work for now:
Post or PM me your particular HSF+motherboard combo, and I'll post it in one of the two lists here. If you have a combo that's confirmed to not work, we'd like that info too. Please limit it to current sockets/slots (Slot1 or later). Please keep model numbers exact.
It's happened before--at least with SBCs. The most irritating was when Intel enlarged the stock HSF for PIII-800's about a year ago. One of my co-workers discovered it when he was installing CPUs on a dual-socket370 SBC--one fit, one didn't. Caused us major headaches for a few weeks.
That's one thing that slightly worries me about this list--what if one CPU's stock HSF gets altered? Hmmm...
<i>If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does it still cost four figures to fix?
Really? Maybe it is a good idea then. I haven't heard of anything like that before.
There are two different retail heatsinks for the Northwood. They started shipping about a month ago with the Sunflower. That's a little smaller than the other retail (like I have), so it shouldn't pose any problems.
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Don't step in the sarcasm!