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Cooling solutions Hello folks, I have a 2.8 p4 northwood clocked up to 3.2. If I use a near-stock heatsink e.g.cast aluminum, somewhat small, would you expect my processor to live a long, full life. Or will it burn up in three weeks? I don't want to go overboard on a heatsink and I don't want my proc. to die. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!

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Re: Cooling solutions

Without a fan mounted to the heatsink I strongly suspect this will overheat and be unreliable pretty quickly. The processor isn't worth buying a $50 heatsink solution but what you have will just damage the processor and put the motherboard at risk as well.

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