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post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
Is it passive when there's a case fan right behind it? Can somebody throw out definition for "passive" i'm lost...
    
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post #22 of 45
Does anyone really not use a heatsink? I mean the cpu even comes with an at least sufficient heat sink do they just say "meh probably don't need this" and chuck it in the garbage?
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Hmmm, I wonder what purpose that fan has behind the heatsink. Naw, couldn't affect the CPU, it's passive, dawg!
Yeah it's a case fan, but it would probably work without the fan there too
 
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post #25 of 45
The passive heatsinks like the HR-02 need a little airflow, but I honestly think you could cool it just by blowing on the heatsink.
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post #26 of 45
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I do not know how people can forget this step completely.
who forgets this step?
    
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post #27 of 45
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The passive heatsinks like the HR-02 need a little airflow, but I honestly think you could cool it just by blowing on the heatsink.
So long as the case has vents, the heat will start convection, air will flow, and the thing will cool itself.
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post #28 of 45
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Sheeyeah.. right! only if you have an AMD processor.

With any Intel CPU the processor will shut off before anything tragic happens.
Maybe if Intel paid a little extra to put Heat Pipes on their coolers like AMD this wouldn't happen as often.
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post #29 of 45
I don't know why you had to post this on Overclock.net..
Seems like a given to me, Captain Obvious
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post #30 of 45
So if i left my cpu bare it would turn into a sun hmmm
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