I apologize if this is a prior discussion topic but I could not find it within the community.
I recently acquired a dead workstation using a single Xeon X5570 which works fine however the motherboard is shot and needs to be replaced. While I got a satisfactory deal on the unit I have neither the funds or current need to acquire an additional X5570 but am needing to purchase a replacement board but am unsure the proper route. The Xeon uses an LGA 1366 socket common among many boards but is it possible to use a single socket board such as long as its the same socket type? A tech associate of mine insisted that due to the dual QPI link built within the processor that it would only work with dual socket boards. Is this true? Im in a bind and until I can figure this out work is stacking up. Any pointers would be appreciated.
Using your processor It is possible to run it on single socket server board as long it is compatible, to make sure that the server supports the processor I recommend to check the processor and board compatibility list before your purchase it.