Free Cooling: the Server Side of the Storyby Johan De Gelas on February 11, 2014 7:00 AM EST
Besides the CPU, we also wanted to know how the other components coped with the higher temperatures. First are the Samsung RDIMMs.
DIMMs can operate at up to 95°C, so all the measurements seem to be quite safe.
How about the chipset?
The 8W Intel C602J is specified to work at up to 92 °C, so again there is still a lot of headroom left, even with 40°C inlet air temperature. Notice that the CPU used still has an impact on the temperature of the PCH, despite the fact that there is quite a bit of space between the PCH and the CPU heatsinks. The higher performance offered results in the chipset having to work harder as well.