- DDR3 1600/1333
- Intel HD Graphics
Bad engineering 03/04/2014
Small factor, fast
I installed the board on a 1U server chasis from Athena, installed router software and after 10 min it will shot down, let it cool start it again this time shot down after 5 min.
Heatsink was hot and did not know what is going on and soon discovered the issue.
The screws holding the heatsink on the back of the board are spring loaded , when you install the board into the case the heatsink screws are a bit taller than the case mounts hence they will get pushed up by the bottom of the case and forcing the heatsink to lose contact with the CPU.
If you try to shim the mounts it will rise the board to much and the fan will rest against the case cover.
Bad design from a renown motherboard company.....as far as I know 1U is a standard don't they verify standards when they manufacture boards?....for clearances?
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