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Re: [vox-tech] Safe to run 486dx2 w/o fan?
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Re: [vox-tech] Safe to run 486dx2 w/o fan?



On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Bill Broadley wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 06:52:58AM -0800, Ryan wrote:
> > I just took the fan off my 486DX2 66 tu use on my gfx card (the card's fan 
> > developed an extreamly annoying buzz)
> > 
> > Think the 486 will fry if I just slap some thermal grease and a heatsink on 
> > it?
> 
> The specs are available afaik, just get a temp probe and measure
> it yourself.  Airflow over the fins from the case could easily
> make a factor of 10 difference.

I don't think package surface temperature is useful for identifying
problems... it can be 10 or 20 degrees C different than die temperature.

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