Hi! I'd like your opinion on this matter.
I've removed the fan of my ati radeon 7500 build by Hercules (3d prophet) and i've left glued on the chip the original fan holder, a round metal object (i can't find better words to describe it
). This holder can be considered as a sort of heatsink because it's made of metal and conducts heat, but since it's flat, it has also a small dissipating surface. It becomes warm after hours of normal desktop utilization and warmer, though not hot, after intense 3d operation (3d marks). However, even in the latter case i can keep a finger on it as long as i want, without any problem. Now, bearing in mind that the chipset temperature shouldn't be rising too much since i can keep a finger on the fan holder all the time, i'm wondering if it's reasonable to leave everything this way.
Thanks in advance for your advice..