The boxed Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series does not ship with a thermal solution included in the packaging. Customers are now responsible for purchasing a compatible thermal solution for the server or workstation system. Intel is offering three versions of the Intel® Server Thermal Solution (sold separately) and are available through Intel authorized distributors.
- STS100A (Order code BXSTS100A) is a 2U heatsink with an attached fan. Fan cannot be removed. Will support Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series up to 80 watts TDP (Thermal Design Power).
- STS100P (Order code BXSTS100P) is a 1U heatsink with no fan. This is a passive thermal solution intended for 1U and 2U systems with airflow ducting. Will support Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series up to 95 watts TDP.
- STS100C (Order code BXSTS100C) is a 2U heatsink with an attached fan. The fan can be removed for 2U or higher passive requirements. Removal of two screws from the bottom of the heatsink will remove the fan. Will support Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series up to 130 watts TDP.
thermal solution STS100A
thermal solution STS100P
thermal solution STS100C
Refer to the system and or chassis manufacturer to determine what thermal solution is recommended. Some systems and or chassis are sold with thermal solutions already provided. If the thermal solution is provided by the system or chassis manufacturer, use that thermal solution.
Use of 3rd party thermal solutions that did not come with the system or chassis are allowed. It is your responsibility to confirm that the 3rd party thermal solution meets or exceeds the thermal requirements of the Thermal/Mechanical Design Guideline and can maintain the thermal specifications of the Datasheet. A list of known thermal solution supplies can be found in the Appendix section of the Thermal/Mechanical Design Guideline for the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.
The Intel® Server Thermal Solution carries the same 3-year limited warranty as the boxed processor.