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    Pentium M CPU Heatsink or Fan?

    Het guys,

    Turns out they don't ship the heat sink or CPU fan with Pentium M processors even though the web site stores all say that it comes with a fan or a heatsink.

    So....I have to get the credit card out again. Newegg has a CPU fan that is only 25 dBA and they have a heat sink.

    What have you guys been running? Anyone have a preference or recommendation that they want to share?
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    I wouldn't recommend running it without a heatsink/fan unit.
    That goes doubly so in a car where it's going to get extremely warm inside when parked on a sunny summer day.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    No, absolutely don't run it without a heat sink and fan, but I don't think that's what he was asking about

    The products you linked to look like they'll do nicely.

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    Whether or not you need a fan will depend entirely on the airflow inside your case. If you've got good airflow arround the CPU, you should be ok with a passive heatsink. If you are unsure, get a heatsink with a fan.

    -g.

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    You can get that heatsink + a fan direct from Dynatron for around $26.50 (cheaper than what Newegg is charging for just the sink). I highly recommend it! E-mail them.
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    Wicked,

    Newegg is asking $19.99 for their heat sink with a fan.

    Most of what I have read says the Pentium M needs very little to cool it, which is why I was looking for opinions as to which way to go before I place my order. BUt I'm with you guys in that in a car environment and fan is probably the only way to go. Thanks for your opinions!
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    I ordered the Heatsink/Fan and some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal grease.

    Thanks, guys. I'm stoked to get building!
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    Pent. M Heatsink for MB896

    This board has space for a 50mm x 50mm heatsink with 41mm mounting hole pattern. I was put off by the price on the web for the few that met this criteria. So off to the computer surplus store and found a heatsink/fan assy for $6 that is 50x50mm with nice deep fins. Then drilled and tapped 4-40 mounting holes. Used 4-40x3/8 screws and carefully installed with h/s compund. Will RTV the screw heads before final assembly.

    Anyway, the P M 1.4Ghz hardly gets above room temp with the fan running all of the time; so have set up the BIOS to cycle the fan a 35C.

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    I had problems finding a heatsink for my project so I had to make my own. Had a P4 heatsink with a 3000 RPM fan laying around that I modified. Works fine for me...

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    Good work backspace.

    I was prepared to do just that if I had not found a 50mm one at the surplus store. I was really turned off with the cost on the WEB plus transportation; I was going to pay in excess of $30!

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