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Amd phenom 3.4 ghz without heatsink

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August 18, 2010 3:18:54 PM

Will it run? Or will it overheat and shut off? (this is without heatsink and thermal paste)
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August 18, 2010 3:56:25 PM

it will overheat very quickly and shut off
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August 18, 2010 4:00:21 PM

u may damage ur cpu by doing so........ :non: 
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August 18, 2010 5:02:46 PM

I would be surprised if the computer even made it 5minutes before shutting off, and intentionally overheating a cpu like that could damage it.
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August 18, 2010 8:50:13 PM

I dont see why u would run it without a heatsink. But yes it would damage your cpu.
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August 19, 2010 9:10:56 AM

very smart question :sarcastic: 
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August 21, 2010 4:16:54 AM

It was a bet with my friend. He laughed at me because he said computers don't need thermal paste (by heatsink thats what i mean') I mean, most do.. but I guess some older ones don't..
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August 21, 2010 4:20:27 AM

Even older ones needed it. Some didn't have it but it was needed. In fact I took a PC class that had AMD K-6 2s and we used cheap thermal paste.

It makes a world of difference too.
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August 21, 2010 8:06:21 PM

5 minutes will be an eternity. I've turned on a PC without a HS just to see if it would post. In the time it took to turn on and post, I kept my finger on the exposed CPU. It was already hot. not quite hot enough to burn, but that was only after about 10 seconds. I would wager that it would either turn off or die in less than 30 s.

About the thermal paste, it isn't technically needed, but it IS very useful. If a heat sink is clamped onto a cpu right, it will conduct enough heat away for your processor to work fine. Thermal paste (basically) adds more contact area so that more heat can be transferred.
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August 22, 2010 4:21:55 AM

Arigo said:
It was a bet with my friend. He laughed at me because he said computers don't need thermal paste (by heatsink thats what i mean') I mean, most do.. but I guess some older ones don't..

So you actually mean with a heatsink and fan but without thermal compound?
It would post. It would run. It would just run hot to very hot depending on the CPU. I did a bunch of experiments with and old Athlon 64 3200+. It ran 10*C hotter without compound. I also removed the heatsink, slowly, during operation. It auto shut down somewhere above 115*C.
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August 22, 2010 4:27:19 AM

enzo matrix said:
I also removed the heatsink, slowly, during operation. It auto shut down somewhere above 115*C.


:o 
did you want to check if the cpu catches fire? :p 
like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nU_rvVEna4
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August 22, 2010 4:29:38 AM

sarwar_r87 said:
:o 
did you want to check if the cpu catches fire? :p 
like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nU_rvVEna4

It's an Athlon 64. AMD got protection by then. A shutdown when it reaches the TJmax.
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