Thursday, 3 May 2007

System Builder Tip: Intel SR1530AH - Heat sink installation warning

When integrating the SR1530AH 1U chassis, the 1U heat sink is attached to a plate installed in one of the fixed hard drive bays.

Once the plate is removed from the chassis, the heat sink can be detached. Turn the heat sink over and you will find that Intel has placed a protective tape over the heat sink compound:

When integrating the processor and heat sink into this particular chassis, make sure to remove the protective tape over the heat sink compound on the bottom of the heat sink before installing it on the CPU.

Otherwise, there will be heat related stability issues and possibly subsequent processor or motherboard failure!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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