Well, I have a bit of a pickle and figured I would ask the OC3D peepz about this.
Basically, found a "unknown" maximus on ebay and won it for $30, everything including all accessories even the original supremeFX soundcard. Got it setup when it arrived with a P4 631 (wanted a good clocker, and a cheap chip in case I kill it) and low and behold, it worked.
Decided to test fit the pot and well, problem... The caps around the socket wont allow it to sit on the CPU fully. SO, what do you think I should do about this? Find a copper shim about 2-3mm thick to raise it off the CPU some? This is for weekend DICE runs and just for the fun of tweaking chips because I wanted to try out the subzero side of our dark art