Do Intel® Xeon® W-3400 and Intel® Xeon® W-2400 Processors Need to Be Installed with a Processor Carrier?


Install & Setup



Yes, each platform has its own required carrier:

  • Intel® Xeon W-3400 processors need to be installed with E1A carriers.
  • Intel® Xeon W-2400 processors need to be installed with E1B carriers.


What is a processor carrier?
A carrier is used to install the processor onto the thermal solution which is then installed on the motherboard.

The carrier ensures proper attachment to the thermal solution as well as aligns the processor properly into the socket so as not to cause any damage.