That’s what I assumed as well. I did run my x5690 @ stock for about 20 minutes with no fan, forgot to plug it in.. but @ stock clocks it was fine, just a few c warmer than normal. But it wasn’t really doing much. And I still have some cheapo case fans swirling some cobwebs around.
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