There is a very cheap Intel X540-T2 10 Gigabit electrical port network card, HP server disassembly, a single card, then sold for $ 15, but can not be used directly for desktop computers, because the PCIE slot location is not correct, and then someone through the adapter and then $ 25 to sell.
I bought a X540-T2 more than a year ago, said the DELL server disassembly, 60 U.S. dollars a piece, with cooling fan, the noise is not low, can not stand. See now X540-T2 are no fan of a large cooling. So search a little, there is really a single sale X540-T2 heatsink.
Let’s start with the $25 X540-T2 NIC. There is a drawback, because the adapter, only with a full height baffle, ITX small cases are not suitable. Back side.
And the additional full height baffle is not very accurate, I can not plug into the last PCIE slot: the
The PCIE near the CPU can barely be plugged in.
The result is that the crystal head can be inserted, but there is no space to expand the shrapnel, so the crystal head and the network port between the loose, not inserted tight. Give up on this host, can not lose because of the small, this just installed soon after the second-hand host.
Finally put it in the C2 case, this one is self-built speedtest speed test server backup machine. Aluminum chassis is relatively soft, the network port to the edge of the chassis frame topped up a little curvature:
No problems with this $25 X540-T2, recognized the X540-T2 in the device manager and everything was fine. Not much more to say!
Now to replace their old X540-T2 with this passive radiator:.
The old one was dismantled.
I have not seen the chip of the network card, look at what model: JLX540AT2. obviously visible two network port cable lead out.
X520 is MAC and PHY chip separate, X540 MAT and PHY are placed on a chip, power consumption and heat generation are significantly lower than the X520, X550 lower, so see now X540 and X550 do not need to use the fan.
Buy the heatsink is only the heatsink, no fixed bolt, take down the original to use:
Apply a 1mm thermally conductive silicone pad.
Put the new cooling on, but the ，，，， original fan power socket is topped off.
After breaking off this small socket with bare hands, successfully installed, perfect:
Do not worry about the installation hole alignment, special heatsink, the size is just right.
For $25 and $60 put together.
Put the X540-T2 back into the case and plug it in close to the CPU, where there is wind to help with passive cooling, and plug in a total of four NICs:.
There are 16 network ports in total. Does it look like a network tester?