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Old 05-03-2005, 07:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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that's not entirely true. I forgot to plug the cpu fan in before on an xp2500+ and the bios shut down when the cpu overheated. cpu overheat protection is a standard feature of motherboards for many years. some athlon motherboard might not have it, but from what I remember most of the older processor run much cooler so a heatsink would be enough to protect it from complete failure. you would probably see some lockups or instability that would hint that something is wrong.
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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if mine dies when the comp is running chances are that the cpu will fry in 5 seconds or less
Why, do you have an intel?
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nope 64 amd, but if the computer is in the middle of a game with high temps and fan stops it probably will cook :S but since I have the stock fan my warrantyu will cover it
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