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Which E3 1220 cpu cooler


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I think the factory heatsink should work.

Looking at quickspecs, page 3, two of the CPU choices from the factory are 80w:

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04567802.pdf

Looking at the service manual, page 18, there appears to be only one heatsink:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7796450&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04622389

 

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I'm using a E3-1270 v3 (80W tdp) in this server with the original heatsink and shroud. 
At 9-17% fan speed (barely audible) the CPU stays exactly at 40°C (104°F) even under heavy load.
The fan has short rev ups every time the CPU is starting to get used full blast,
3 seconds later the cooling fan revs down again while still at at 100% CPU usage.

 

The hottest surface in my server is actually the raid controller heatsink. (even when actively cooled)
 
Remember the specifications of these servers are set with a lot of headroom in mind, so the performance does not change in hot climates or heavy loads... 

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