Could anyone from Intel Corporate tell be definitively if a model BX80614X5680 (Xeon 5680) is supposed to come with a cooling solution (I will call it the stock heat sink with fixed fan)? Our company is about to purchase several dozen of them, and we want to make sure we understand what we are buying. Thank you. Steve,
No, The Xeon processors do not.
The 2 Intel heat sink solutions are listed below. sts100a is a passive heat sink which relies on the chassis air flow to cool the processor
The BXSTS100C comes with a removalable fan
The Intel Server configuration tool can assist in making sure you get what you need. http://serverconfigurator.intel.com/default.aspx
Intel® Processors (Required) BX80614X5680 Intel® Xeon® Processor X5680 - 3.33GHz (12M Cache, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)