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Dell PowerEdge R730 Owner's Manual

Processors and heat sinks

NOTE: If you are using the Intel E5-2689 v4 (165 W) processor:
  • Using PCIe risers 1 and 3 can result in thermal errors.
  • You must remove the 165 W heat sink to replace the memory module. You must also reapply the thermal paste when the heat sink is removed.
  • All the cooling fans work at optimum speed to ensure sufficient cooling.
Use the following procedures when:
  • Removing and installing a heat sink
  • Installing an additional processor
  • Replacing a processor
NOTE: To ensure proper cooling, you must install a processor blank in any empty processor socket.

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