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Old 06-08-2006, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...224204&CatId=0

Does that mean that you don't need any fans in your pc?

Does it really work?

I would so not trust that!!!
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No! It is for the chipset and other heat producing components, but not the CPU or GPU.
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You still need fans for your case and CPU. Although the chipset is passively cooled, you should still have case fans to move the hot air dissipated by the heatpipe/heatsinks away and out of the case.

Passive cooling for chipsets is really good, because it replaces the tiny chipset fans, which are loud and often have a short lifespan.
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