Reply 20 of 27, by Hoping
Well, it fairly stupid to run a CPU without any kind of cooling, but like the brilliant guys of tom's hardware that did the famous video, there are other ones capable of being so brilliant to do it. Slot 1 PIII didn't had any overheat protection. My girlfriend had a PIII 550 slot CPU that died because the fan died. So, for sure at least Slot PIII CPUs rely on the motherboard.