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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v3 Family Thermal Guide

This document provides specifications and guidelines for the design of thermal and mechanical solutions for Intel® Xeon® processor E5-1600, E5-2600, and E5-4600 v3 product families.

The components and information described in this document include:
• Thermal profiles and other processor specifications and recommendations
• Processor Mechanical load limits
• Independent Loading Mechanism (ILM) specifications and recommendations
• Heatsink recommendations
• Reference designs for processor thermal solution (heatsink) and associated retention hardware
• Reference designs for the socket, ILM, and associated back plate

The goals of this document are:
• To assist board and system thermal mechanical designers
• To assist designers and suppliers of processor heatsinks

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