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Old 04-09-2006, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fan or Heatsink for Motherboard

Which is better to have. Most have heatsinks but DFI's have fans. Also why are copper heatsinks better?

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Old 04-09-2006, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DFI's actually have both,The fan is a heatsink too,And copper dissipate's heat much better than other material's.

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Other companies use heatpipes so they don't need a fan; they just use the air from the CPU cooler.
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you're not overclocking try to get a mobo with no fan and just a heatink. why? no moving parts = less things to fail on ya = longer lifespan of technology

if you are overclocking, well, then you WANT a fan because you're pumping more voltage into the chipset therefore you want active cooling to keep it low on the temps.

Might want a fan too if you know you're gonna be operating in a hot/humid environment.
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