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.