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Fastest processor with a passive heatsink?

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scholla

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Can anyone relate what the fastest and most current processor (Intel or AMD) they've been able to run with a passive heatsink, ie. no fan?

I have an application that needs to be as quiet as possible, so doing away with the CPU fan would be nice...
 

surlyjoe

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2000
Location
far west
dell made a desktop with a huge passive sink ao a p233mmx ,I think that sthe fastest ive ever seen without a fan ,I still have it I think ,the sink that is
 

FrankMasterFlash

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2000
I had a Packard Bell with a pentium 120. I came without a fan but it had a huge heatsink. It was the first processor with the multipler lock. but I got it to 133.
 

engjohn

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2000
Location
SoCal
I have a compaq with cel 300 with a passive heatsink.(just slightly larger than normal, slightly)

It was positioned near the power supply air entry so that it could take advantage of the moving air.
Always has worked great, I use it for a test machine. That way I don't mess up my workstations or server.
 

JaY_III

Senior of BX
Joined
Dec 17, 2000
My P2 333 was set up rather odd... only had a large heatsink... very large...
and you could connect a fan to its side if you wanted , but i did test it and it did run fine without the fan.... although i never tried it overclocked without FANS on it as it did run hot @ 333 without
 

Jon

Just Another Retired Moderator
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
Location
Lawrenceville, GA
My Compaq P2 350 Slot 1 has no fan. Decent sized heat sink. These things ran way hot too, odd there is no fan but after 2 1/2 years it still runs like new.
 

Tomsawyer

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Joined
Jan 5, 2001
My old celeron 300a came with a nasty little heatsink no fan. But I stuck a whopper cooling sandwich on it and said damn the noise. :)