hardware recommendation for motherboard replacement for an ASUS Z8PE-D12X


I was upgrading a server with this m/b in it (adding 2nd cpu) and caught one of the socket pins with my fingernail.  So much for the upgrade.  Sigh...

Since I already have the CPU, heatsink and memory, I'd like to see if there are any other compatible motherboards I could get.  No doubt used; I couldn't find any available when I searched (at least in this country).

Would need to support up to 48GB memory, either ECC or UDIMM per CPU.  The CPUs I have now are Xeon L5520 versions.


Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAsked:
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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
> I couldn't find any available when I searched (at least in this country).

Do you want us to guess which country you are in?

The broken pin might not be used anyway, an accurate photo could identify the pin number and then we could tell you what it was used for. If you're lucky it's a RAM address pin that you can work around by shuffling memory.
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Sorry, US.  

I tried to boot it up and could not get it to POST.  Did this to a workstation m/b about 10 years ago with the same result.  Apparently I'm a slow learner.

Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Ben, this motherboard appears to be readily available on fleabay.


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Here is the list of compatible motherboards for your CPU and you can check which one is available in your country:

Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Excellent!  Just wasn't searching for the right combination.  Thanks much, guys!

andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Be careful of the list Dr. Klahn posted from eBay, I see several AMD based mobos there although you may see a different list than I do as such lists are compiled on the fly.
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Andy.  Noted.  I used to use a mix of Intel and AMD products and about 10? years ago decided just to stick with Intel.  Keeps me out of trouble.  Or at least, less trouble. ;-)
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