I've just got hold of an old AMD K5 166mhz with motherboard, RAM etc and plan to build a machine to teach myself Linux on. Anyways, the processor has come with a heatsink and fan but it doesn't clip on very well and I'm not convinced it would stay put.
I was wondering that due to the relatively slow clock speed (compared with todays 2ghz beasts) is it really necessary to to fit an heatsink and fan at all.
Your pearls of wisdom are greatly appreciated.
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