I am replacing the heatsinks on my dual Xeons (3.0GHz HT EM64T, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache, 90nm, mPGA604). Had to straighten some pins. I'd like to check functioning before commtting the heat sinks. Can I run for, say, 30 seconds, without damaging the chips? Thanks
Thanks for the advice. I laid the original heat sinks on the chips and ran the through the start-up checks. Impressive, how quickly the sinks got warm. Everything checked. I pasted on the new sinks and since then all has been fine - and quiet. Love those new heat pipe coolers.