[rescue] Wanted: Xeon 7xxx Heatsink

Brian Roth abacos_98 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 26 14:48:06 CDT 2008

You can get them at Newegg for about $20. Better than
the stock junk and cheaper to boot. First thing I do
for an overclocked gaming rig is to replace the
heatsink and more importantly  replace the lousy
grease the factory uses.


--- Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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