CPU overheat

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baronvongogo

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Hello all,

What would be the consequences of running a CPU while the fan isnt working. Awhile ago my AMD K6 fan stopped and i didnt no my pc kept freezing due to overheating. I sent it off for repair so id say maybe a total of a week running over temp enough to make the comp freeze what severe problems what this cause? long term.
 

hkfnstang

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if I have to take a guess, the consequence of an overheat CPU is like an overclock CPU.... it does shorten the lifetime of the CPU but you won't be able to notice it
 

Trifid

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You have just lost a few hours of the life from the CPU, as the thermal shut down saved the CPU when it was getting too hot.
 

m3trj

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It could mash it up permenantly. I tried running a Pentium 120Mhz without a heatsink, and it began to restart randomly. It never worked right again.
 
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