[rescue] Wanted: Xeon 7xxx Heatsink

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 14:39:16 CDT 2008

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> I've rescued (dumpster-diving, yay!) a fairly nice PC that I'd like to
> get running.  It's a Proliant ML570 (SCSI, not SAS, unfortunately).
> It's a fairly low-end config and is missing the heatsink for the first
> processor.
> Since the useful parts for this thing (memory risers, processors, etc.)
> for it are fairly expensive, I'd really like to know how functional it
> is before I pour any real money into it.  However, the CPU in this guy
> has a TDP of about 160 watts!  I guess I can't even test-fire it without
> a heatsink unless I want to roast the CPU.
> Does anyone know of a source of compatible heatsinks?  HP sells them in
> kits with the processors, and I've never seen a Xeon 7xxx system to know
> how well they'd interchange between vendors.

For temporary testing purposes, wouldn't any old hunk of metal do, as 
long as you use thermal grease?

Peace...  Sridhar

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