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Re: what will happen if CPU overheat

On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 07:38:51 -0400, Long Wind wrote:

> I have a P3/550, slot 1

Good micro :-)

> the cpu fan is noisy, so I remove it

That's a bad approach. Why not replace it with a new one?

> but I am not sure about heat sink
> What will happen if CPU overheat?

BIOS will shutdown the system.

> What damage will be done to other computer parts?

You can fry the micro, sir.

You cannot have a PIII without fan and keep it so all day long. You can 
leave the fan for testing purposes and put it back again.

> BTW how effective is a fan?
> If max room temperature is 35 degrees for a CPU with a fan, then, max
> will be decreased by how much if the fan is removed?

Although PIII is of those exposing "low wattage" (14.5W) and high TCase
(82℃), Intel always recommends it use with the fan. If it is noisy, you 
better change it.



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