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I am curious if I can do passive cooling for a8-3850 apu or not?
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It is a 100 watts thermal dissipation design, so no dont think so. If you underclock it to 1.0-1.2GHz and get the voltage as low as possible then you probably could. Although I have seen evidence that the "bulldozer" style architecture is actually quite efficient at low voltages and speeds, you would probably be better off going with a Trinity or Richland based core if you want to go ahead and underclock + undervolt to run something passive. What are you planning on doing with this?
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You can but why?

I can run my i7 980 at 100% load with all fans in case unplugged and max temp is 75-78c.. and it takes 30 minutes to reach maximum. But I can run fans at less than 800rpm (virtually silent) and temp is 60c.
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