Do i need a fan for my heatsink? Tags: Heatsinks Fan Overclocking Last response: November 18, 2012 5:43 AM in Overclocking Share soybeanpaste November 18, 2012 5:15:31 AM I have an old q6600 setup I am giving to my dad but the heatsink fan is loud. Not super loud, just your average/noisy/ gaming/ aftermarket cpu heatsink. He doesn't like the fan noise in a computer, and since he has only used dells his whole life, he is used to having a quieter pc. My question is, do I need to have the heatsink fan installed or can I just used the heatsink and not plug in the fan? More about : fan heatsink dragonsamus a b K Overclocking November 18, 2012 5:43:27 AM I don't recommend unplugging the cpu fan. I don't think the stock heat sink is good enough to work without a fan. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDo I need to use the Heatsink and Fan if using Water Cooling? Forum SolvedDo I need to change the cooler/heatsink/fan of my GPU for gaming? Forum SolvedNeed help with CPU fan / heatsink Forum SolvedDo you need to use the heatsink fan that comes w/ processor? Forum Solvedneed help reinstalling oem intel heatsink/fan Forum SolvedWould I need a new heatsink and fan when upgrading my CPU? Forum SolvedHELP Im building a computer and i need to know if this fan and heatsink are compatible with my processor. Forum SolvedDo I need to change the heatsink or fan While upgrading cpu? Forum SolvedNeed new CPU Heatsink/fan Forum SolvedHigh cpu temps. Need CPU fan/heatsink replacement Forum SolvedNew build heatsink fan problems need help deciding on what to order... Forum SolvedNeed advice on AM3 Heatsink/fan Forum SolvedFirst Build - Need help with Heatsink/Fan Forum I want to upgrade my cpu, but don't know do i need to replace heatsink and fan? Forum Need socket 939/am2/Am3 heatsink+fan (USA) [SOLVED] Forum Need help on how to change heatsink fan..! Forum SolvedHeatsink and fan needed Forum Need a SILENT yet powerful low profile heatsink/fan Forum Need help finding a fan/heatsink for an am3+ board. Forum Need advice on Aftermarket Heatsink + Fan Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !