Intel® Xeon® Processor 5400 Series: Design Guide
The purpose of this guide is to describe the reference thermal solution and design parameters required for the quad-core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series.
It is also the intent of this document to comprehend and demonstrate the processor cooling solution features and requirements. Furthermore, this document provides an understanding of the processor thermal characteristics, and discusses guidelines for meeting the thermal requirements imposed over the entire life of the processor. The thermal/mechanical solutions described in this document are intended to aid component and system designers in the development and evaluation of processor compatible thermal/mechanical solutions.
The thermal/mechanical solutions described in this document pertain to a solution intended for use with the quad-core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series in 1U, 2U, 2U+ and workstation form factors systems. This document contains the mechanical and thermal requirements of the processor cooling solution. In case of conflict, the data in the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5400 Series Datasheet supersedes any data in this document. Additional information is provided as a reference in the appendices.
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