psu was intact, motherboard looked fine, hot swap board was missing, one lonely cpu was tucked in, but her heatsink was resting on the bottom of the case.
so, i did something silly and found a user in the BST section getting rid of a pair of cpus that matched my socket (original on board was a 1.8, bought two 2.3s) and a pair of matching heatsinks.
...and that was about 5 or 6 months ago. Since then everything has been sitting on a shelf. Until tonight where I find myself scratching my head.
The motherboard doesn't appear to have any sort of cpu heatsink retention hardware, and the heatsinks i bought didn't come with any (obviously). Also, the curious bit, the stock heatsink didn't have any extra hardware attached to it either. I don't know my way around server boards to know if the guy who dumped the box removed the retention hardware as a joke, or if I need to pick up another piece or two.
...Socket on the board, please note two screw holes on either side of the socket. picture is oriented such that the bottom of the picture matches the position of the bottom of the motherboard
Can anyone point me to where I can get the required retention hardware or if the heat sinks are not compatible? sockets are LGA 771
Thank you in advance