Heatsink alone enough to cool off an AMD 1800+ processor ??

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primetime212

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Hi..I was wondering this..I just have a heatsink on it but the heatsink gets really hot and releases a weird smell..is a heatsink enough to cool it or do I need a fan + heatsink ?? any info is appreciated
 

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I would put a fan on it! It's worth the few $ to protect your chip!
 
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LOL, ya throw a fan on there, I was making a mistake before not using thermal paste on my CPU - Heatsink and it still runs at 55 degrees celcius idleing
 
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