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Intel STS100A
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Intel STS100A

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Overall 2

Do Not Buy Thish

Jeffrey C., Newegg
6 November 2015
  • Summary: if you want a heat sink that you can actually install on a new board, DO NOT pick this one, i was assured that it had the required mounting platform, and when it arrived there was nothing to be found other than just the heatsink
  • Pros: there are no pros
  • Cons: this unit does not come with the mounting platform, required for a installation on a new board.
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Overall 8

Works great!

Marshall R., Newegg
17 July 2015
  • Summary: Dropped my processor temps 50ºF immediately.
  • Pros: Easy to install, efficient, perfect fit on a SuperMicro 2U server board. Speed adjusts as needed when temps change (though that is actually controlled by the server itself).
  • Cons: Loud! Sounds like a jet engine taking off. Definitely not something you want on a machine in a user environment. The power cable on the fan is a bit short, so creative cable routing is difficult.
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Overall 6

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

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

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

Clean & Quiet

Kevin 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

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

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

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

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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