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I tried booting my old P4 without a heatsink while touching the cpu with my finger. Within seconds it was too hot to touch. It's amazing how fast it heats up.
    
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Just to give you an idea, once I took my pot off the CPU while it was running, shut down instantly.
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yeah I burned the back of my finger on a P3 socket 370 (the serial type) within about a second of turning it on.
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I remember booting up my E7200 with an improperly fixed CPU cooler way back when I was building my first computer. The thing shut down within ten seconds and the motherboard emitted a great beep.
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
Title says it, how long will a system last without any cooling on the chip or anywhere else? no fans either, that is if it will boot without any fans. Just out of curiosity
When I first started playing with old computer parts, I stuck a Pentium 4 chip inside the CPU socket without a heatsink. I turned a big fan on thinking that the air flow would provide sufficient cooling for at least ten minutes. I was sadly mistaken. The computer crashed within 10-15 seconds of booting on. Unable to figure out what was going on (due to my own nub prowess), I touched the CPU and burnt my finger. It left a blister.

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my celeron did an instant death when I forgot to even put on the fan connection up on the cpu fan... there was no thermal paste also.
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