Keeping Your PC Cool
One of the most misunderstood parts of your computer are the components that make up a heat sink. They look like they have nothing to do with cooling and to some it may look like they don’t even exist. I think there is a misconception in that this heat sink is for heat buildup but the truth is this is not the case.
Heat sinks cool the component by deflecting the heat to other components that have fans, such as the CPU or the graphics card. The GPU is built to handle that kind of heat but some systems will not have fans. Most computer manufacturers offer warranties for the heatsinks so if you buy a system that does not have these components, I recommend you purchase a heat sink right away.
Heat sinks can be one of the most expensive components you will ever buy for your computer. Even though they will help reduce heat buildup, they are also designed to reduce noise so your system can run better. There are three main styles of heat sinks on the market, and you should choose the one that fits your needs best.
- The first part is the stand alone heat sink. This is usually made from aluminum, copper, or even brass.
- The stand alone type only requires a screw to mount to the case, but the other types have brackets that need to be mounted to the motherboard. The main benefit of this type is that they are just a stand alone device and can be moved around and placed where you need them.
- The second type is a frame, where each part is an independent part and they are welded together.
- A frame style heatsink is heavier and more rigid because the joints between each piece must be perfect.
- If you have a high end system, I recommend this as the best choice because it holds up better to the wear and tear of the computer.
- The third type is called a grommet.
- These are a little bit more expensive than standalone models because they require more material to be welded.
- You will also get much better support for the joints to keep them from bending in the future.
Now that you know what each part of a heat sink is, you may want to start looking into how to find one that will work best for your system. The easiest way to do this is to visit the Internet. There are many great websites that will help you find the perfect heat sink for your system.
Another place to look is the local computer or hardware store. You can ask the sales person to point you in the right direction to find the perfect parts. Keep in mind that you do not have to spend a lot of money on a cooler.
If you do not find a cooling system that suits your system, you can always find a less expensive model. What I recommend is buying the type of cooler that matches your current fan speed and is close in price to what you are looking to spend. Keep in mind that if you buy more than one heat sink, the less expensive models won’t necessarily be the best choice.
The final decision is when you want to purchase one. If you are not using your computer very often, it may be best to wait until you can afford it. As far as how much you spend, it really depends on the heat sink that you purchase.
So there you have it, the three different parts of a heat sink. Make sure you have a look at the heat sink and decide which one fits your needs the best. Before you go out and buy the next system, make sure you spend some time doing some research.
So What Is a Heat Sink Exactly?
A heat sink is one of the most frequently used items in the PC cooling industry. This item can be seen on almost all high-end laptop computers. It provides a certain degree of performance and heat dissipation for the particular computer case and is typically referred to as “power brick” to people who do not understand the term.
The PC is a computer that is designed to provide the user with media and entertainment based capabilities. Many people use their computer for some form of media consumption. The video card is used in the computer to transfer audio and video from the media source into the computer system memory.
The actual process of transferring files into the computer is referred to as video encoding or compression. The transfer of a compressed image or video is accomplished by providing a virtual interface to the computer called the adapter.
The entire method of transferring files into the computer is known as decoding. When decoding, the video or image gets transferred into the memory of the computer through the computer’s video card, using the adapter interface.
The CPU of the computer runs various software programs. All of these programs require additional processing power. Computers are also very useful in other areas such as time keeping.
One of the basic function of the CPU is that it is responsible for performing arithmetic operations. These operations are referred to as arithmetic operations, because it does many different operations that require the application of numbers.
The installation of a heat sink on a computer is called CPU cooler. It is often in your best interest to purchase a CPU cooler if you use your computer heavily for playing videos, audio and even for web browsing.
There are four major components of the CPU. These are the CPU, the video card, the memory and the power supply. A computer in general can not operate properly without the CPU.
The CPU is important because it is responsible for controlling how fast the computer works. It controls the speed of the processor. The speed of the processor helps to speed up the computer and to make it run faster, but it is important to keep the processor cool because it will slow down the processor.
A heat sink is also a vital part of the computer and helps to dissipate the heat from the CPU. The heat sinks used to be larger, but this increased size, increased the chance of damaging the CPU. A computer will run more slowly if it has excessive heat dissipation.
Heat sinks can be installed in various places, such as the CPU area, in the main cases, in the underside of the CPU, in the case side walls, behind the CPU, and even on the top of the computer. They can be installed on the inside or outside of the computer. You should be aware of the location of the heat sink and ensure that it is in good working order.