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E3-1265L - Cooling?


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Hey guys,

 

i just bought the E3-1265L (not the v2 -> searching for SR0G0 for details). It's like the E3-1260L, but a different tag.

 

Now I'm wondering if I have to change the cpu cooling?

The new CPU has a TDP of 45W, just 10W more then the stock cooler can handle.

 

How are you running the E3-1260L or the E3-1265L v2?

 

Greetings!

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Alright, thanks!

 

But I have some other questions, about the right steps for the start.

What do I have to do first?

 

1) Install the new BIOS Version from the HP Website

2) Newest iLO Version, also from the HP Website

3) Configurate as AHCI (I already know about the difference between RAID and AHCI mode)

4) Ready to Start?

 

Maybe somebody could create a noob tutorial (step-by-step guide)

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It doesn't matter what order you update the firmwares in.

On the subject of your original question, I am running the E3-1290v2 (87W), and even under an extreme synthetic load (minerd --benchmark --algo=scrypt) for many hours, it tops out 5C below the thermal spec Intel provides. See here:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5895-potential-cpu-upgrade-options-for-microserver-g8/page-8#entry106977

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You people need aditional cooling

its like the blind following the blind

 

the guy with the 1290 v2 needs lots more cooling

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You people need aditional cooling

its like the blind following the blind

 

the guy with the 1290 v2 needs lots more cooling

 

You people need aditional cooling

its like the blind following the blind

 

the guy with the 1290 v2 needs lots more cooling

 

That all depends what the server is doing.

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if you dont intend to put the cpu under load why bother fitting it

if you intend to put the cpu under any load

you need extra cooling or the rear fan turned higher

 

and the guy running the 1290 v2 with stock cooling and some cardboard ducting

needs his head read

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Well, I measured my temperatures, as you can see on the thread I listed above. Under the maximum load that can be synthetically generated (i.e. much, much higher than any real world load is likely to ever get), the CPU stays below 50C Tcase, and Intel's spec on the E3-1290v2 is 55.5C Tcase.

 

Since Intel's ARK page for the E3-1290v2 doesn't seem to include the temperature limits, here is the more extensive PDF spec sheet for the E3 12xx v2 family:

http://www.intel.co.uk/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/design-guides/xeon-e3-1200v2-lga1155-thermal-guide.pdf

Section 6.1.1, Table 6-3.

As long as Tcase stays below 55.5C on the E3-1290v2, it's fine. According to my sensors, it stays below 50C under maximum generatable load. Therefore, no further cooling improvements are required.

 

Now, you can argue all you want, but without data your opinion isn't worth the electrons used to post it. I posted my data. Where's yours?

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I did a lot of reading on here before purchasing a 1265LV2, and it was widely accepted that it runs fine with the stock cooler.

 

I don't recall seeing anywhere that changed?

 

I have OpenHardwareMonitor running and I'm happy with my temps - the 1265LV2 was bought so I could run a few Plex transcodes.

 

It's also in an annexe to the house without heating, so nice and cool ambient temp. Plus I don't have any P222 or anything like that to ramp up internal temps.

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