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turning on a cpu without a heatsink

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i just did it accidentally thinking i installed new heatsink. i know this can be a huge problem but how big exactly?

i know cpu can reach super high temps even before windows starts so what damage have i done

side note now my mouse isnt working hmm..

its a new mobo and my keyboard works
Edited by eosgreen - 6/16/11 at 1:18pm
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post #2 of 8
Depends how long you left it on tbh, If the system boots up fine now and the temps are low would say your in luck, Done the same thing tbh realised b4 it finished posting but should be fine as long as it wasn't under huge load
post #3 of 8
Probably nothing.

Your computer shut itself off (it should at least) when the temps got to high, so in like 5 seconds. No biggie.
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Your fine.
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yea its fine. i saw a video where they tested taking of HSF's while running full load.... all suvived exept the AMD.
    
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oh good i was so scared lol
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air cooling ftw?

You should be all good.
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Originally Posted by iCrap;13897231 
yea its fine. i saw a video where they tested taking of HSF's while running full load.... all suvived exept the AMD.

I turned on a pc with one of the original Athlons with no heatsink by accident. Back in the good old days of no heat protection. Smokey bang indeed!
    
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