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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed help on how to change heatsink fan ..! ForumDo I need to install a cpu heatsink and fan ? ForumDo I need to change the heatsink or fan While upgrading cpu? Forum[Help] Need replacement fan+heatsink ForumNeed a SILENT yet powerful low profile heatsink/fan ForumNeed help finding a fan/heatsink for an am3+ board. ForumNeed new CPU Heatsink/fan ForumNeed fan/heatsink for 9653.4ghzBE ForumNeed advice on Aftermarket Heatsink + Fan ForumHigh cpu temps. Need CPU fan/heatsink replacement ForumDo I Need an Aftermarket Fan/Heatsink ? ForumNeed CPU Heatsink/Fan for AMD Athlon II X2 270u AM3 Socket ForumNeed help finding a fan/heatsink for an am3+ board. ForumNew CPU heatsink & fan . Need advice ForumCleaning laptop's fan and heatsink ForumCPU fan clicking? Forum[Solved] Need a good low profile heatsink ForumNeed advice on Aftermarket Heatsink + Fan ForumNeed Help choosing Heatsink ForumNeed Help Choosing A Low Profile Aftermarket Heatsink : ) More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !