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Testing a cpu, do you need a heat sync/sink Or can you run it with just holding a sync to it no compound. Just need to see display light up thats it, or bios.
Then if anyone can tell me if memory will affect display, I kinda figured bios will show with out memory, Well then again could be wrong
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Without any memory, a system cannot perform its POST (Power-On-Self-Test) which means it won't boot.

Without a properly-installed heatsink, there's a chance that the CPU could overheat and end up with some permanent damage.

Off-topic: it's heatsink. "Sync" is an abbreviation for "synchronize".
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Once I foolishly turned a computer on with no heatsink installed just to see if it would work. It worked, but the CPU showed over 90C in the BIOS. My friend decided to put his finger on it for a second and regretted it soon after.

The CPU didn't take any damage because I turned the machine off right after I saw the temp, but yeah, my advice is to not try it.
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Yeah, 90°C is 194°F which is 18°F shy of the boiling point of water.
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post #5 of 14
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Yea didn't know if you can get away with holding heat sink with no thermal compoud. Is tha possible just run some thing on screen.

sink, = ships, laundry, dish's and a place to clean automotive parts.
Sync= Like synchronize, heat with the rest of the computer
Or Sink = like where you put your processor after you run it without a heat sink/sync
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It's a heatsink.

Anyway, the thermal compound is what allows the heat to transfer from the CPU to the heatsink. Without it, it won't be much different from having no heatsink at all. In addition, the extreme pressure when a heatsink is tightened down assists in this heat transfer. I mean after all, the heatsink's job is to increase the surface area in order to dissipate the heat faster.
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Without any memory, a system cannot perform its POST (Power-On-Self-Test) which means it won't boot.

Without a properly-installed heatsink, there's a chance that the CPU could overheat and end up with some permanent damage.

Off-topic: it's heatsink. "Sync" is an abbreviation for "synchronize".
This. Also, TwoCables, how are you not a mod? I think it is safe to say you are the most helpful person on OCN
    
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This. Also, TwoCables, how are you not a mod. I think it is safe to say you are the most helpful person on OCN
Because I'd rather enjoy my time on OCN.
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post #9 of 14
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Yea, was just hoping to get a quick test, but better to do it the long way with all the compound. Or its smoking on fire, quick throw it in the the sink, what the sink's right here. No not that one, the one with the auto parts.
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This. Also, TwoCables, how are you not a mod? I think it is safe to say you are the most helpful person on OCN
tow cable is more usefull without being mod cause new users are less scared of him like Phaedrus2129.

And he may not have time to be a mod or don't have the will to deal with all the stuff mods deals with daily .

and it's heatsink imagine it like an upside down sink that takes the heat away from something. you can also use it on babies with fever.
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