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lkreab

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I picked up an Abit BF6 motherboard a few years back. For nothing better to do this year I decided to try make a pc using that board. I bought a cpu from EBAY quite cheap. It came with a large heatsink. The only slot 1's I had seen before had a fan, heatsink all enclosed and attached to the cpu. I can't add a fan to this HS as there are clips in the way and the space in the pc wouldn't allow it. Would this be considered a passive heatsink; will it work without a fan? Should I try to dissasemble the cpu and add a different cpu fan/HS? How do I do that without damaging the cpu?
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HI
Can you link any pics of what you have? without seeing it its hard to say what you have and what can be been about it I'll look around to see if I can find any info on it.
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Thank you for the offer but no I don't have a photo. My best description would be a slot 1 processor that has a set of aluminum fins (about 1 inch high and 3/4 the length of the processor). There are clips which hold the fins onto the processor and these clips go through the processor. Since the unit is too wide to support a regular cpu fano, I was wondering if I am correct that this would be called a passive heatsink. The only other slot 1 processor that I have seen had a shallower HS/fan which made a sandwich with the cpu. :tazz:
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Hi
I have not seen a HS without a fan. thats why I was asking for the pics this is what I find looking around on what you should see is one fan in the mid of the HS.
Pic of one on ebay
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