Can I populate my CPUs out of order?

Adie

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Howdy!

I have a Supermicro X9QR7-TF+ that's been running a single E5-4650L for years.

I was wondering if it's possible to add a second CPU into socket #4 while leaving 2 and 3 empty.

CPU4 is the only one that has any features that are valuable to me, and I was unable to find anything in the documentation about whether I have to populate the CPUs in order.

My assumption is that I am able to run either 1+2 or 1+4, but not 1+3 due to 1 and 3 not being directly connected to eachother, but I figure I'd ask you guys since y'all are the home lab experts.

I've attached an image of the block diagram.
 

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MiniKnight

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I'd follow the manual's population guidelines. I've tried not following on 4S servers in the past and it always ended poorly.