Subject: Re: Missing heat sinks on 5k/25 cpu/fpu?
To: Chris Tribo <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/28/2001 14:28:10
your 5000/240's dont have heatsinks? 
all of mine have pretty big heatsinks! are you sure they werent damaged?? 
the [23]100s ive seen had none, but all the 200's and the 5k133's ive 
seen had them
maybe different rev's

On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Chris Tribo wrote:

> on 2/28/01 8:23 AM, Ken Wellsch at wrote something
> like:
> > I'm looking at a DEC 5000/25 system and after seeing the cpu/fpu
> > heat sinks on my other 5k systems was surprised to find none on
> > this maxine.  I don't see any trace of the heat sinks being removed.
> > Do I want to find some before using the system, or did DEC ship
> > some/all this way?  Thanks for any pointers!  Cheers,  -- Ken
>     Nope they're not missing, just simply not needed. Of the 5 DECstations I
> have, only one has heat sinks on the CPU or FPU, and that's the 5000/200.
> Even the 5000/240's don't have heat sinks. The only machines that probably
> need them are the 2100, 3100, 5000/200 and the 5000/260. <=- massive
> My 5000/25 CPU & FPU are hardly warm to the touch after hours of operation,
> and are noticeably not made of Ceramic like most of the others.
>     Chris
> -- 
> Murphy was an optimist.