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Intel STS100A
7.0 out of 10

Intel STS100A

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Overall 10
10

Needed for the Intel Xeon E5645 in certain installations

David H, Amazon
1 June 2014
  • Summary: Depending on your case and motherboard this may be the thermal solution for you. I run this on my S5520HCT boards, in Intel Pedestal Chassis.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not fit intel I7 motherboards

Jeromy H., Newegg
15 February 2014
  • Pros: Probably works fine on Xeon processors fine.
  • Cons: Is not compatible with Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO as its an I7 core, even though the socket lga1366 matches. The Heat sink is too wide and hits the capacitors next to the socket. Nothing on the item page states that this is for lga1355/56 XEON only processors.
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Overall 10
10

Like a Glove

Thomas p., Newegg
13 January 2014
  • Summary: I'm using a pair of these on an Asus Z8NR-D12 server motherboard and it fits like it was made specifically for it. Installation was a breeze as you cannot tighten it too much with the built-in stops. Cooler hardly gets warm strapped to an E5520 Xeon cpu.
  • Pros: Compact, nicely engineered, great price and very quiet.
  • Cons: Not copper?
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Overall 2
2.0

Talk About LOUD!!!

Gregory O., Newegg
14 November 2013
  • Pros: It's a fan that's capable of cooling my CPU.
  • Cons: This is the loudest CPU fan I've ever heard. The people who said this fan was quiet were being sarcastic, really. The fan produces a loud and high pitch sound that I can even hear over my dehumidifier. You won't drift into sleep with this fan installed and you'll need a hearing aid in the near fu...
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Overall 10
10

Clean & Quiet

Paul A., Newegg
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Always check your case space and motherboard heatsink mounting brackets before ordering a heatsink. I purchased these after RMAing the original heatsink/fan I had purchased because it neither would fit the dual-CPU setup nor the already permanently attached mounting bracket.
  • Pros: Fits perfectly to the motherboard and LG1356 CPU, and fits in a dual-CPU scenario. It's relatively quiet, comes with thermal paste already applied, and very easy to install.
  • Cons: It doesn't make me coffee in the morning.
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Overall 10
10

Great Active Heat Sink

David H., Newegg
17 July 2013
  • Summary: I have been running ESXi 5.0 for a few days now with this heat sink on my Xeon E5645 and 100% CPU for several days (testing) and the fans are very quiet, thermal temp is normal
  • Pros: Fits the Intel S5520HCT SSI EEB Server Mother Board with the Intel SC5650BRPNA Pedestal Server Chassis Has thermal paste strips already attached to the heat sink Good installation instructions
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

They do the job.

Anonymous, Newegg
5 December 2011
  • Pros: Fit nicely in a Supermicro X8DTL-if-o dual cpu board. Kept CPU's cool.
  • Cons: Louder than Chuck Norris. I returned them because I got tired of people in the office asking me where the jets were landing, and that was with the server in a separate room with the door closed. I gave them 5 eggs because they are a good product and they do what they are meant to do - keep the cp...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Chris T., Newegg
16 November 2011
  • Summary: I can't say that it's louder than any other heatsink I've used.
  • Pros: Keeps any Xeon cool
  • Cons: It's not copper
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Overall 10
10

Great heatsink/fan

Philip N., Newegg
8 August 2011
  • Summary: Running on a Xeon E5620 on top of an Asus Z8NA-D6 motherboard...tight fit, but no clearance issues. This is for lower watt cpu's, so make sure your cpu is in the TDP range for this item.
  • Pros: Quiet, great airflow
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Solid HSF, Great Price

Justin G., Newegg
25 July 2011
  • Summary: I would purchase these Heatsinks again, You can mount them with the fans blowing in any direction you deem best.
  • Pros: I was trying to look for some fancy HSF for my E5540's but i eventually decided on getting a pair of these and they are always cool to the touch, very minimal on the noise
  • Cons: Aluminum, not copper but not many people buy Xeons to overclock so whats the point!
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