OEM CPUs dont come with fans....
Get him to purchase a boxed retail CPU and install that for you instead, or you buy it and give it to him to install. Will cost a bit more but does come with a fan
or just buy a fan....
That is correct... OEM/Tray processors are not sold with a fan.
Also your warranty is with the builder of your system and it can be whatever they want it to be.
A boxed processor has a fan/heatsink and has a three year warranty through Intel.
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)