Swiftech MCX-VPRO Xeon Cooler

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The MCX-VPro™ heatsink is a high performance-low noise thermal solution for Intel® Xeon™ processors. It replaces the MCX603-V and MCX604-V heatsinks, and includes retentions mechanisms for all know Xeon™ compatible motherboards.

Features highlights
Optimized performance characteristics at the lowest possible audible noise levels.

  • Full compatibility with all Intel® Xeon retention systems, thanks to three different retention solutions:
  • Now Includes bracket for Socket 771 compatibility

Plug-and-play installation with Intel's validated retention mechanisms for OEM processors (400 & 533 Mhz FSB motherboards), does not necessitate removal of the motherboard for installation.
The Swiftech proprietary screw/spring assembly retention system (for 400 & 533 Mhz FSB motherboards) is favored by professionals and system integrators for its sturdiness, but requires removal of the motherboard for installation of the heatsink.
Mounting hardware for Xeon "Nocona" class processors using the newest 800Mhz FSB motherboards

Hybrid copper base, thin aluminum pin heatsink: the massive 1/2" thick copper base provides superior heat capacity for unparalleled stability in extreme overclocking applications. The thin aluminum pins promote increased turbulence for more efficient heat dissipation compared to traditional fin extrusions.
Patented Helicoid pin design (U.S. patent 6,469,898): pins are individually machined in an helicoid shape, to increase their surface area, and further enhance heat dissipation efficiency.

Several patents pending for concentrically aligned rows of pins, bent at multiple angles. The spacing and angles between the concentric rows has been precisely calculated to optimize cooling and reduce noise at air flow levels as low as 22 CFM and 23 dbA.

The MCX-VPro™ is designed to work with 80mm fans only. In effect, there is not enough space between processors in most dual Xeon™ motherboards to accommodate two 92mm fans side by side.
Quick and easy fan installation: the fan installs "in a snap" with convenient snap-in rivets.

Exceptional quality and attention to details: the heatsink base is lapped to 0.0003" (3/10 of 1/1000"), and polished to near-mirror finish to promote optimum thermal conductivity. Users are advised that while flatness is strictly respected for providing the most significant benefit to thermal interface, surface polish is a cosmetic component and may vary slightly from one heatsink to another. Re-lapping or polishing the heatsink base is never recommended.

Asymetric pin design to allow multiprocessor installations

Motherboard and CPU compatibility
Processor Compatibility: All Intel® Xeon® processors

Motherboard compatibility: There are basically two motherboard form factors for Xeon processors at the time of publication. The hole spacing on the motherboard is the same for both, but the retention mechanism is significantly different. Motherboards running at 400 and 533Mhz FSB are the original mounting style, and motherboards running at 800 Mhz FSB use the new mounting style. The MCX-VPro includes mounting hardware for both styles.
Retention Mechanisms
The MCX-VPro ships with two brackets designed to allow plug-and-play installation with OEM version Xeon™ processors. Intel's validated solution for OEM processors sold without a heatsink consists in two plastic retention frames and spring clips (shown in the example below), which the motherboard manufacturers normally provide. Installation of the MCX-VPro with this setup does not require removal of the motherboard.

Following their preference, users can utilize Swiftech's screw-spring retention system, which allows installation of the MCX-VPro™ with all 400 and 533Mhz FSB Xeon™ compliant motherboards, without any known exceptions . Such installation requires removal of the motherboard .

Additional information from Swiftech.

This is a condensed version of our shipping and returns policy, to see all the details including our RMA form please go to either of the following links
Domestic Shipping Information (US and Canada)


*Most orders are processed within 24 hours and are checked frequently Monday - Friday. Orders that placed by 2:00PM PST are usually filled the same day. Some items may contain language with additional processing times. You will be contacted if any items you ordered are no longer in stock.

Shipping Times: UPS Map of Times in Transit Click here  First-Class mail can take 2-7 business days and Priority Mail usually takes 1-4 business days.
95%+ of our items ship out of our local warehouse near Seattle, occasionally we'll have to ship from Oregon, California or New Jersey.

Canadian Customers: There are two ways of shipping to Canada through our website.
First Class Package International & Priority Mail International.
Delivery times for Canadian orders can vary due to International restrictions and customs regulations. Most orders are delivered in 5-14 business days but can take longer (21-45 days) during heavy shipping seasons or in the event of a customs hold which is rare

Military: As a courtesy to our Military personal we will ship by US postal service to an APO, DPO or FPO address. Be advised that US Postal Costs on large orders can be more expensive then comparable UPS shipping. 

Will Call pickup: Purchase on line and select "Will Call" as the shipping method and we'll email you when it is ready for pickup (usually next day). 
Note: Not all our items are warehoused locally and available for Will Call, if there any items on your order not available we will contact you asap
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Special Delivery Instructions: We cannot give any carrier specific information on where to put your packages or whether to hold/require or not require a signature, you must contact the carrier directly after you receive a tracking or confirmation number.

Tracking: Tracking information will be sent to you as soon as it is available, occasionally there is a 24-72 hour delay in sending tracking if any item(s) had to be shipped from an alternate location.
Note: Tracking numbers will be sent you through an automated e-mail system, the email you submit on your order is the email address you will receive your tracking number .

International Shipping

We offer shipping to a select number of International Countries using UPS and USPS, if you do not see your country listed in the shipping dropdown feel free to contact us.

Whether for refund or replacement please use the RMA form at the bottom of this page for all, if you cannot find your order number or have questions send us a message or give us a call through our contact form

For Refund
Our return period for a refund is 30 days from the date of delivery.
To be eligible for a refund, your item must be in new sellable condition and with any original packaging.

For Replacement
All Coolerguy(s), CG and Cabcool branded items come with a 3 year replacement warranty, all other brands we will replace within 30 days after which you must contact the manufacturer. 

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned
Liquid / Water Cooling systems and related items are subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer.
Their returns handled direct, if you need additional information on the warranty or help in contacting them let us know.
Additional non-returnable items:
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