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Xeon heatsink on a Socket 478

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Hello all,

I thought I would share my latest CPU cooler. I work at a business that sells systems with Xeon processors. When we need to replace a CPU, a heatsink comes with the replacement CPU. There is no need to replace the heatsink, so we have a couple just collecting dust.

I really didn't like my other heatsink and fan... it was a custom creation, very quiet but just couldn't keep it as cool as I would like at full load. So I grabbed one of these and fit it on my CPU.

Obviously, I needed to modify it to fit in the Socket 478 footprint. I trimmed off the ends and drilled for holes for the screws. Next I took the mounting bracket off a crappy SOYO board (I had two of those die on me) and cut one side off to slide over the top of the heatsink base. Then I bolted it together on the motherboard.

Here is the result:


The fan on top blows directly into the PSU, which is vents it out of the case. So it keeps the ambient temp down. Overall it is very efficient.
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nice,

a little concerned about that black plastic part that you cut away on this side of the bracket, but you should be okay.
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It is actually VERY solid. Since the screws are close to the heatsink base, the top piece doesn't flex at all.
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