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Intel STS100C
6.7 out of 10

Intel STS100C

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Reviews and Problems with Intel STS100C

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Overall 6
6.0

Looks solid, but very noisy and processors consistently heat ...

John Smith, Amazon
3 March 2015
  • Summary: Looks solid, but very noisy and processors consistently heat up to about 50C. Works on dual CPU system (2x Xeon 5570 and Asus Z8NA-D6C), but wish it cools better
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Overall 10
10

Good product and if your motherboard has a "Whisper quiet" ...

Frank, Amazon
24 February 2015
  • Summary: Good product and if your motherboard has a "Whisper quiet" function, very VERY quiet, at least with a pair of E5645.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

MIN, Amazon
24 February 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Michael Drumm, Amazon
6 February 2015
Overall 2
2.0

You Need Ear Protection To Run This Fan

Steven C Hollenbeck, Amazon
2 January 2015
  • Summary: This fan is so noisey, as soon as I turned on my machine, after installing it... I TURNED THE MACHINE OFF AND REMOVED IT !!!
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Overall 10
10

Screaming performance

Bharani, Amazon
27 October 2014
  • Summary: This thing sounds like a hair dryer if it would run at full speed, But it is definitely usable when fan speed is toned down. Its got a small form factor, and comes in a nice solid plastic case to keep the fins safe from bending.
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Overall 2
2.0

LOUD

Anonymous, Newegg
18 September 2014
  • Summary: Would not recommend to someone. There are better performing ones that cost less.
  • Pros: Fan spins and it will cool the CPU
  • Cons: Extremely loud. Loud enough it can be heard in the next room and you have to raise your voice to have a conversation in the same room. We did expect some noise, but nothing near the level these were at. Asked for a refund to use toward purchase of different heatsink/fans and Newegg refused. Went ...
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Overall 10
10

Great For Server Applications

Robert K., Newegg
9 September 2014
  • Summary: During normal operation the heasink fan cannot be heard over system fans, which tend to be quite noisy in Supermicro chassis. Intel probably did not design this HSF with home office/bedroom deployment in mind...
  • Pros: These heatsinks fit perfectly into 2U Supermicro chassis without ducted airflow. I have two installed in separate single processor chassis. During 24-hour CPU and RAM burn-in on QC 2.13GHz 80W processors these did not even break a sweat, even when "Balanced" setting was selected in BIOS. Stable t...
  • Cons: Care must be taken to protect the fragile heatsink fins during installation. As others mentioned, the units are not fully deburred and can have sharp edges.
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Overall 10
10

Quieter than I expected

James F., Newegg
21 April 2014
  • Summary: I highly recommend for server builds that are low-profile or have close socket spacing. If you look at the Z8NR-D12 spacing, you can fit two of these side-by-side.
  • Pros: I needed this style cooler for a Z8NR-D12 dual-socket build, with x5650s. Even running prime95 large FFT the fan never got to 4000 RPM, and wasn't much louder than a relatively quiet GPU (inside the case). It idles around 2000 RPM and it sounds like a normal computer at idle does. Mounting was si...
  • Cons: If I had to, it would be that the fins can be bent easily. Make sure you handle them gingerly or grab them by the fan.
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Overall 10
10

Intel Heat Sink a Perfect OEM Solution

Small Business IT Man, Beach Audio
2 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased this heat sink to be installed over a new processor during a server upgrade from one to two processors. Product was exactly as pictured and described. Easy to install and an exact match to the heat sink already on my server board.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Exactly Same As Oem
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