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This is not my first attempt to get these schematics. I have e-mailed AMD, and they have flat out ignored me. I can understand their guarding nature with this type of information, but mounting hole schematics would not hurt them in any way. I cannot understand why they would not supply one who asks for such trivial information. Anybody who can contact AMD, I would very much appreciate you efforts. A sample email is attached:


Dear AMD Representative,

I thank you for taking to time to read this. Any response will be very much appreciated.

I understand that AMD will be releasing Socket AM2 very soon. Congratulations on you fine efforts. However, I am in need of assistance. I am inquiring whether or not you can provide me with the mounting specifications of the new socket. I understand AMD is adopting a new mounting cage, which implies that current mounting dimensions do not describe the layout of the future AM2. I am requesting schematics that include mounting hole dimensions and any information of this nature.

If I have contacted the wrong department, please direct me to the proper contact.

Feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you,
<Insert name>
<Insert E-mail>

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Alternatively, if anyone has the reference board schematics, or knows where to find them, I would very much appreciate it if you could help me get my hands on them.
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post #2 of 24
Maybe if you explained why you want this kind of information.
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post #3 of 24
The AM2 holes look sort of similar to SKTA holes actually.
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hrmmmm wouldnt they be like the sckt 939 sense its going by the same scheam?
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Isn't AM2 just 939 with support for DDR2?
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This Anandtech article exposes the new AM2 cage. As you can obviously see and read, existing cooling solutions will be 98% incompatible. I am looking for these schematics in order to include the AM2 mounting hoes in a little project of mine.

Here you can see what it is I am talking about. This is Intel’s Thermal Design Guidelines document, and if you scroll down to Figure B-6 (Page 59), you will find the Xeon mounting bracket and its specifications. Notice it includes mounting hole distances. (Unfortunately, only half of the story, because the brackets are opposite each other, Intel has only included 2 of the 4 sides of the square distances. In other words, I have the width of the mounting holes, but not there height.)
However, the AM2 cage goes all the way around, so any thermal documents will include the necessary information.
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Other than what you've probably seen below, it shows the additional pin location. I doubt what you seek will be elusive for some time
http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/02/...orm/page5.html
    
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Thank you Duke, but I am afraid to agree with you in the fact that that does not help very much.

But Zalman, Arctic-Cooling, Thermaltake, etc, all have this information. They would not be able to design proper products without it. But I guess I'll just have to wait for the Thermal Parameters PDFs, like a normal person.

Either way, help is appreciated.
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Thank you Duke, but I am afraid to agree with you in the fact that that does not help very much.

But Zalman, Arctic-Cooling, Thermaltake, etc, all have this information. They would not be able to design proper products without it. But I guess I'll just have to wait for the Thermal Parameters PDFs, like a normal person.

Either way, help is appreciated.
I've used those very often in search of processor specs, they are EXTREMELY useful. If you don't get anything from them, waiting for those will be worth it.
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