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April 24, 2012 3:55:33 PM

Hello folks,
I bought a mini-ITX board where i'm mounting a i7 2820QM on. I expected some form of cooling to be delivered with my I7 put apparently i'm wrong? Does a 45W max power CPU need cooling? If so, can it live with passive cooling (fins ..) or do i need a 'fan' cooler? (eg CF-989A-RS-R11 cooler)?
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April 24, 2012 3:56:46 PM

How are you using a mobile cpu with an desktop board? What are the mountings?
April 25, 2012 6:34:06 AM

This is really more about a "demonstrator" kind of setup where i want to show that a combination of a standard 'of the shelf' board and a very powerful but low-power CPU can take on a lot. As the mini-ITX i bought (KINO-QM670) can host this i7 i see no issue... but I have his question on the cooling need.
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April 27, 2012 6:19:24 AM

amuffin said:
How are you using a mobile cpu with an desktop board? What are the mountings?



Hi,
Sionce you're the only one reacting to my question: from what consumption onwards do i need
- some cooling device (passive)
- active cooling/fan?
I assume there's no hard rules but you might be able to help me out
Thanks

This is really more about a "demonstrator" kind of setup where i want to show that a combination of a standard 'of the shelf' board and a very powerful but low-power CPU can take on a lot. As the mini-ITX i bought (KINO-QM670) can host this i7 i see no issue... but I have his question on the cooling need.
Tx
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April 27, 2012 6:26:26 AM

What socket is it running?
April 27, 2012 9:15:18 AM

amuffin said:
What socket is it running?


This ITX board has a G2 rPGA988B socket for this CPU.
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