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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm doing a watercooled build I want want to test if any of many main components are DOA, but I'm watercooling a 3950x with no cooler, and I don't want to spend the... $10 USD... to buy a cpu cooler that I won't ever use again. Is it possible to get a boot/post without a cpu cooler? 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, InnerBeast Gaming said:

and I don't want to spend the... $10 USD... to buy a cpu cooler that I won't ever use again. Is it possible to get a boot/post without a cpu cooler? 

You can boot to desktop, just put your finger on the cpu, or get a laser temp gun. Turn it off once it reaches the desktop on boot.

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1 minute ago, TempestCatto said:

Just make sure it posts, yes that's fine. Just don't run it long.

Is like 3 minutes fine? Shouldn't exceed like 60c... right?


 

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depends on the CPU. most normal range of CPUs can soak a bit of heat just enough to POST before thermal shutdown. it's the cases where something else is failing to POST that you'd need to worry about, because the CPU is still producing heat as it's still receiving power

 

if you really worry about thermals, put a block of metal onto it to soak up excess heat temporarily. or monitor the POST codes closely to see if you can tell whether it passed the CPU code

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POST/get in BIOS where it's basically idle and power off is fine. Boot to desktop where it'll get loaded for quite a while, hell nope.

 

I did that with my 5960X when I rebuilt it, at "going in BIOS" load it's too hot to touch aka >60°C or so in less than 10 seconds.


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12 minutes ago, InnerBeast Gaming said:

Is like 3 minutes fine? Shouldn't exceed like 60c... right?

If you have a waterblock on hand slap it onto the CPU it won't have any issue but a naked CPU will probably shut down at the 3 min mark. For post all you need is the BIOS which will be 30secs max.

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1 minute ago, W-L said:

If you have a waterblock on hand slap it onto the CPU it won't have any issue but a naked CPU will probably shut down at the 3 min mark. For post all you need is the BIOS which will be 30secs max.

Alright. Thanks!


 

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3 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

POST/get in BIOS where it's basically idle and power off is fine. Boot to desktop where it'll get loaded for quite a while, hell nope.

 

I did that with my 5960X when I rebuilt it, at "going in BIOS" load it's too hot to touch aka >60°C or so in less than 10 seconds.

Oof. 45c+ starts to get dangerous to touch tho


 

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The pc will shut itself down before it damages itself. Just dont turn it right back on if it does that. Let it cool down.

 

A post test shouldnt take 3 minutes though. 

 

No need to use a temp gun and def dont touch it with your fingers (why would anyone suggest this? Might as well test the temp on your stove using your finger...)

 

 

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