- 3 months ago
I've been noticing for at least the last several months or more now, that when I add an LGA2011-3 Narrow board to a build, then go to add a CPU, it lists no compatible CPUs. This is in spite of the fact that any normal LGA2011-3 CPU should be compatible.
Also when I add the CPU first, then go add a motherboard, no LGA2011-3 Narrow boards are listed. And, if I start by adding one of the CPU coolers that's ONLY compatible with LGA2011-3 Narrow (Dynatron R13, R24, R25, T318), it lists no compatible CPUs, but it does list compatible motherboards if I haven't tried to add a CPU yet.
It's the CPU COOLER that the user needs to watch out for compatibility with the motherboard, not the CPU itself.
LGA2011-3 Motherboards require LGA2011-3 CPU Coolers. LGA2011-3 Narrow Motherboards require LGA2011-3 Narrow CPU Coolers.
There are no such things as LGA2011-3 Narrow CPUs. All are LGA2011-3, and are compatible with both types of motherboards. The "Narrow" vs normal determines the placement of the CPU Cooler mounting holes, NOT the dimensions / specifications of the socket.
Same thing applies for dual-socket boards.
Any idea when this can be fixed?