1 Reply Latest reply on May 4, 2010 6:53 AM by Cpt.Dogfruit

    Server vs. Desktop


      Can anyone tell me if there is a difference between a desktop motherboard and a server motherboard?  I recently purchased a Server computer with a 'Server' motherboard included.  When I looked at the motherboard tags, part numbers, and identifiers, I found that the motherboard I have is a DQ45CB which Intel says is a Desktop motherboard.  If there is a difference in boards, can anyone tell me what the differences might be?  Thanks in advance for your help.

        • 1. Re: Server vs. Desktop

          Yes there is a big difference, and it is all about the BMC the management controller of the board basically. There are other differences as well, but that is teh main one.

          The DQ45CB, is definately not a server board.


          It also depends what you classify as a server.

          theoretically it cna be any computer that "serves", like the old p4 i have at home which is my "server" as that is where all my data is kept and the otehr compuetrs get anything tey need form that one.