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 Post subject: using i7 950 with Megahalems passively?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Hi,
What do you think, would I burn my CPU if I booted with no case fans and removed the CPU fan so that the Megahalems is only cooling passively?
Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: using i7 950 with Megahalems passively?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:38 pm 
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You already have the rig, so try it out. You won't burn the CPU.

I don't think it's gonna work though. The 950 is pretty hot, so is the X58 chipset. And once the 6850 beings to work, thermal shutdown seems predestined.


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 Post subject: Re: using i7 950 with Megahalems passively?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:20 pm 
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guermantes wrote:
Hi,
What do you think, would I burn my CPU if I booted with no case fans and removed the CPU fan so that the Megahalems is only cooling passively?
Thanks!
/g


you can't "burn" an intel cpu, because they throttle way down at 100c, even to the point of shutting off.


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