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How long do you think a computer could run, CPU cooler free?

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A few seconds, a few minutes? Pretty random question, but just wondering

I say 30 seconds
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post #2 of 13
Less then five seconds.
post #3 of 13
a very short amount of time, but it depends on the chip and voltage
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post #4 of 13

If it's set to thermal throttle it'll last for years.

Watch:

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Quote:
Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
A few seconds, a few minutes? Pretty random question, but just wondering

I say 30 seconds
A 286 @ 4MHz can last over 20 years (and counting) without a heatsink!!!
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Unless you have a fan plugged into the CPU fan slot, many boards will not even post.

Most modern chips I would say a few minutes.
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post #7 of 13
funny this should come up. I put in my vendetta 2 today (first time putting on cpu cooling) but i turned it on when I had no fan and it lasted 30seconds (just after vista finished loading) and it blacked out on me...

but seems to work fine...
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post #8 of 13
I did it with my Q6600 on my 680i LT with a fan blowing over it, and it was able to post and even enter the BIOS screen before it stopped. Probably about 2 minutes MAX from a cold start.

EDIT: By the way, don't EVER try that!
post #9 of 13
yeah it depends on the CPU your using. and very little on ambient temp...

the newer CPUs shut down after a certain temp is reached to prevent damage to the chip.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post
yeah it depends on the CPU your using. and very little on ambient temp...

the newer CPUs shut down after a certain temp is reached to prevent damage to the chip.
Yes thats true
that reminds me of when my old heatsink broke and I didn't know
so I tried gaming It shut off after 'bout.....I think it was 15 minutes it lasted..
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