[rescue] Wanted: Xeon 7xxx Heatsink

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed Mar 26 15:08:11 CDT 2008

On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

>> For temporary testing purposes, wouldn't any old hunk of metal do, as long 
>> as you use thermal grease?
> I suppose.  The biggest problem is the tight confines of this case.  The
> CPU and heat sink slot into the socket like a tower.  There's a metal
> cage-type-thing around the socket and the space where the heatsink goes.
> I'll snap a picture of it when I get home, if I remember.

Hrm, okay, it looks like the heatsink isn't actually as tall as the
"cage" would lead me to believe, assuming the picture at this auction is


I might be able to fashion something that would work, then.

Jonathan Patschke | "There is no such thing as a short of reserves...
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.                 |     --Jim Glassman, US Economist, JPMorgan Chase

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