Quote (TheEvil1 @ Jul 19 2018 06:31am)
Youre totally ignoring the point im making that even the smallest cooling loop can passively cool a cpu without any danger of overheating. Its not going to blow up point blank. Yes. Its designed and intended with airflow in mind, but it will not fail if some moron installs the cooler in the wrong spot or has the fans facing the wrong direction.
We're not missing your point, it's just flat out wrong. As stated before, it would be able to cool for a few minutes, but eventually the water in the loop will approach the temp of the CPU die, and without any airflow, this will heat up the radiator to the same temp and you will lose your ability to dissipate heat from the CPU. If you actually think what you say is true, then please give us a test to prove wrong. 1 hour at idle with no airflow in a radiator.