Re: Confirm- core 2 duo and mobo fan
It should be a normal copper cored aluminum heatsink. Nothing great, but it should be fine for the temperatures that the Core 2 Duo puts out, unless you decide to overclock.
The motherboard on that Gigabyte should be passive. I've never seen a Gigabyte that uses a fan for the chipset heatsink, ever. However, some motherboards do have active cooling for the MOFSET's, though it's different than the chipset..