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Old 04-22-2006, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i was just wondering, would a computer post/ start up without any thermal grease in betwen the cpu and heatsink? im talking about none, its clean down there.... or does it matter...

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would it start? yes
would it run? no.. lol


i think the comp would go into restart loops because it gets overheated very fast without thermal paste.. so defintly put some on
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would it start? yes
would it run? no.. lol


i think the comp would go into restart loops because it gets overheated very fast without thermal paste.. so defintly put some on
but would it post (beep sound)?
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it might... never not put any on
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Yes, it should post. If that's all you're trying to do, then I would guess it'd be ok. But I'd suggest turning it off immediately after. But as the above poster says, it's definetly not recommended, you could possibly fry it :\.
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wouldnt that mess up ur cpu?

I wouldnt recommend it.
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you can fry a modern cpu in about 10 seconds flat without proper cooling i.e. thermal paste and heatsink :amazed:. the pc would turn on but i don't think it would do much more seeing as even with decent air cooling set up correctly by the time you can get to BIOS in a room at about 25 degrees C it has already hit over 30 degrees normally.
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you can fry a modern cpu in about 10 seconds flat without proper cooling i.e. thermal paste and heatsink :amazed:. the pc would turn on but i don't think it would do much more seeing as even with decent air cooling set up correctly by the time you can get to BIOS in a room at about 25 degrees C it has already hit over 30 degrees normally.
are there any way to tell if my cpus been fried cause i think mine is...
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Oh my. That is not good :\.
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only way is to try it in another motherboard.
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