Id like to build an old Itanium 1 system. Ive seen cheap Itanium 1 CPUs
floating around, usually from (then) CPQ or HP servers, supplied with what
appears to be VRM and heatsinks (no fans).
The problem is, of course, sourcing motherboards to put these into. Im
looking into perhaps salvaging an old Dell Precision 730 motherboard, but
since these CPUs explicitly state "Compaq CPU upgrade" (or similar), Im
wondering if Dell, CPQ and the rest use standard mountings (like the way P4s
have a standard socket and heatsink mount) or each have different OEM
Any other suggestions on where to find Itanium 1 motherboards welcome.
PS: Is there the best newsgroup to post this?
PPS: Im already familar with Itanium 1's performance!? :p