Installing Xeon CPUs - heat sink problem
Posted on 2010-11-25
I have an Intel server board (S5000XVN) and 2 Xeon 5300 series CPUs. I've mounted the CPU's ok but the heat sink I don't get.
On the bottom of the motherboard there's 2 metal plates the heat sinks are supposed to fit into. They do fit, the holes match up and the screws in the heat sink poke through the other side but that's my problem. Both the CPU instructions and motherboard setup say to set these heat sinks in place and screw them into the plate under the motherboard but the screws are smaller than the holes. They dont' screw into anything, just poke through the holes in the plates.
No nuts or any other hardware was supplied with the motherboard or CPU (the contents listings indicate no other parts). These are both Intel products designed to work together so why doesn't the heat sink actually screw into the brackets under the motherboard or... what do I do?