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Re: what will happen if CPU overheat

Long Wind wrote:
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 14:35, John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org> wrote:
Get the datasheet for the chip.  It will provide maximum die
temperature, power dissipation, and thermal resistance figures.  Then
get data on the thermal grease and the heat sink thermal resistance to
still air (the latter may be hard to find, but you can calculate it from
measurements).  With that information you can calculate the maximum
permissible still air temperature.

Or you might get lucky and find exactly the information you need on the

Or he might just put a fan on it.

Dotan Cohen


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Yes, it's too technical
I'd rather buy a new P3 and motherboard with less noise
It's cheap.

Just buy a new fan that is less noisy. I have found that less expensive fans are generally more noisy, or get noisy faster.

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