Seeking advice on older hardware

i386

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Some x10 mainboards are now listed as "eol" on supermicros website -> It can be harder to find replacement boards, but supermicro still offers bios/ipmi updates.
 

xwire

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So was going to drop an update here to say I've got my new (old) system up and running, but was cleaning up the parts this weekend for assembly and had a bad surprise when I went to install the CPU. A bunch of pins in the socket seem to have been torn out. Nothing to be done but contact the eBay seller. Unfortunately I was delayed getting round to this and I'm probably past the returns period.

On a related note, my plans to install a heatsink would have hit a snag anyway. There's a backplate glued in place (marked BKT-0028L) that would block the installation of a stock Intel heatsink. How would one normally deal with this? Can it be removed, or is there a particular special heatsink I could source to fit?
 

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So was going to drop an update here to say I've got my new (old) system up and running, but was cleaning up the parts this weekend for assembly and had a bad surprise when I went to install the CPU. A bunch of pins in the socket seem to have been torn out. Nothing to be done but contact the eBay seller. Unfortunately I was delayed getting round to this and I'm probably past the returns period.

On a related note, my plans to install a heatsink would have hit a snag anyway. There's a backplate glued in place (marked BKT-0028L) that would block the installation of a stock Intel heatsink. How would one normally deal with this? Can it be removed, or is there a particular special heatsink I could source to fit?
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