Can cpu work without fan Tags: CPUs Thermal Compound Fan Last response: June 23, 2010 1:19 PM in CPUs Share amir619 June 23, 2010 10:48:18 AM can it work only with thermal paste More about : cpu work fan davcon a c 117 à CPUs June 23, 2010 11:20:13 AM No, i strongly advise you use your pc with a cooling fan. Where do you live? Retailers like Tigerdirect sell oem heatsinks for $9-12. You will soon have no cpu if you run without a fan. simon12 a c 101 à CPUs June 23, 2010 11:40:51 AM Some ultra low power CPUs like the intel Atom can run with passive cooling but not any standard processors. Related resources How long can I run a CPU without a heatsink and fan ? - Forum CPU Fan Error without apearant reason - Forum Cpu cooler to fit in my case without hitting ram or side fan - Forum Can C3 or P3s work without FAN ? - Forum I ran computer without cpu fan properly attached - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer simon12 a c 101 à CPUs June 23, 2010 11:41:44 AM Sorry forgot to say they still need a heat sink I don't think thermal paste will help without one. ak22 June 23, 2010 12:43:26 PM Don't do it get heat sink and fan warmon6 a b à CPUs June 23, 2010 1:06:52 PM While you can run the cpu just on the heat sink and thermal compound, it just not recommend. You will hit the the cpu max temp very easily and kill it if you run it without the fan for to long. Drakoes June 23, 2010 1:19:53 PM The CPU will fry. Even a stock cooler is better than nothing if you think you or any of your friends may have one laying around. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268010-28-folding-home-thgc-team-40051 Forum Can I test a mobo/ CPU combo without the CPU heatsink/ fan ? Forum Cpu fan not work , replacement not work Forum Cpu fan not work , replacement not work Forum Conroe can run without CPU Fan O_O Forum Will my GPU be ok without 1 fan blade? (AMD RADEON 6770) Forum Cpu without fan ? Forum Can a Intel 166 run without a cpu fan ? Justcurious Forum Can you fry a CPU this fast without thermal paste/ fan ? Forum Case fan came with molex connector, but it works without it ? Forum CPU heatsink fan speeds up without major increase in temps Forum Boot without a cpu fan header Forum Opinions and price of this PSU........... Forum [Solved] Can't decide on cpu to buy + questions Forum Can this board use a core i3 cpu? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !