Anyone have any input or suggestions? Anyone from Intel?
The maximum temperature recommended at the processor Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) is 80 Celsius degrees.
The normal temperature range will be between 45 °C and 90 °C. Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family may not operate above +108 °C. I suggest you to add new thermal compound over the cpu metal plate.
Take a look into Supermicro recommendations. Check Chassis Notes
Supermicro | Products | Motherboards | Xeon® Boards | X10SDV-F
Thanks for the follow up. I guess I'll have no choice but to remove the heatsink and try and apply my own thermal compound to see if that improves things. I can only assume that Supermicro just did not do a good job of applying the thermal compound in the first place if these temperatures are high. I don't know how they expected the system to work with such a small passive heatsink, especially if the TIM application was not very good.
Thanks for the help, I'll try and remove the heatsink and do a reapplication.