0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 14, 2018 9:41 PM by bryancunitz

    ConnectX-5 card in a desktop PC - HEATING ISSUES


      Has anyone used one of the connectX-5 cards in a desktop PC and found a good solution for airflow to keep the card cool?

      We are using mcx555A-ecat and mcx556A-ecat cards in dell desktops and they are not designed to provide much airflow across the heatsink.

      I have tried PCI slot fans, but it isn't a great solution and the cards still run a bit hot.  I have found a few low profile 12v fansinks that are almost the right size for a replacement, but not quite:

      SC12L - Radian


      I asked Mellanox support, but they just pointed me to the page in the manual with the recommended airflow.


      any help or suggestions are appreciated.