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Dual Opteron - motherboard 8 July 2006

The entire motherboard. More than one person has commented that the fins for the CPU heatsinks should be rotated 90 degrees. This would allow the fans shown at the top of the screen to blow air through them. I initially agreed. Now I think they are oriented the correct way. The CPU fans will get the air away from the heat sink, and the other fans will remove it from the case. If the fins were parallel to the airflow, the air from the bank of 4 fans may tend to interfere with the airflow out of the CPU heatsinks. I'm guessing.

You can see the two PCI slots and four PCI-X slots. And two banks of four slots for RAM. At present, there are four 2GB sticks of RAM.


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