Do you need a cpu fan

Hello,
do you have to have a fan
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  1. do i need to have a cpu fan?
  2. do i need to have a cpu fan? that's my real question
  3. Well he/she could go with a passive setup, and use the case fans to cool it.
  4. yeah a lot of store bought pc's (dell, hp etc..) will use a tower style heatsink and a duct to help the rear case fan pull hot air from the heatsink. You can also liquid cool or even phase change. but somewhere along the line there is likely going to be a heatsink and a fan.
  5. PFFF, of course you don't need a CPU fan...its not like anybody is going to make you buy one lol. Its actually legal to buy a CPU without a fan you know.
  6. i am getting an ecs gf8200 + amd athlon 64 X2 7550 cpu. still think i dont need one?
  7. baby blue said:
    i am getting an ecs gf8200 + amd athlon 64 X2 7550 cpu. still think i dont need one?


    It depends on how long you plan to use the CPU before it burns out....
  8. When I first recieved my last PC the heat sink had come off in transit (shoddy stock intel cooler with those annoying push-twist pins thingies). The computer wouldnt load windows, after POST the screen would read "processor temperature error" and then the computer would switch itself off.

    So you need cooling of some sort.

    Why do you ask?
  9. Whatafukwit.
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