Intel Xeon e5 2620 CPU fan type

What kind of CPU fan does an Intel Xeon E5 2620 CPU take?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ReeceICT ConsultantCommented:
It's a LGA2011 socket type - so pretty much any active cooling (or even passive really) that supports LGA2011.  What you choose will be largely dependent on your chassis type and airflow characteristics.

Here's some examples of LGA2011 cooling kits

Also - specifically in regards to fans, you're best to choose one with 4-pin KK Molex connector.  The 4th PIN is usually PWM and allows for much better thermal management while keeping things quiet.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
I've never trusted the stock Intel fans as far as cooling goes when a CPU is in anything more than casual use.  If you're going to be running number crunching applications, CAD/CAM design applications, or database used in a business environment then I suggest looking at aftermarket heatpipe coolers.

The radiator-and-heatpipe designs can move a lot of heat very efficiently, they're easy to clean (unlike the stock Intel coolers) and when a fan starts to go you just dismount the old fan from the radiator and get a replacement fan instead of buying a complete replacement cooler.  Further, if there are ever any diffuse "what is this issue" problems in the system, you can say "Well, it's not due to cooling; it has the best available."

At around $30 I consider them a good investment.  The only major drawback is that the chassis must have enough vertical clearance to contain the radiator, whether it be mounted vertical (as below) or horizontal (not shown).

Heat pipe cooler
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Server Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.