Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › how exactly do heatsinks work?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

how exactly do heatsinks work? - Page 2

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I Am A Noob View Post
Heat is defined as the transfer of thermal energy from one contact to another.
I.E. you are feeling the change of temperature when you put your hand over something hot.

Temperature is an average of thermal energy contained in an object. If an object has a high amount of energy, its average is high, and its temperature is high.

CPU generates thermal energy, which is transfered (heat) to the contact plate on the CPU cooler.

Thermal energy is then transfered to the fins on the heatsink, which a fan pushes cooler air over the fins.

Because the air has less Thermal energy on average (aka lower temperature), there is a transfer from high thermal energy to low thermal energy (Energy goes from hot to cold) and that process is what is known as heat.

Your computer is designed to bring in cool air from which to transfer thermal energy to.
This warm air is then "spent" \\ "heated" and sent from the case.

I am not sure if I helped answer your question, or have told you any information that you did not already know, but hopefully you can get more insight from that.
ahh ok cool thanks. i didnt know that! +1
Go Skate
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 7600k Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2 NVIDIA GTX 1060 16 GB 2400 DDR4  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 2.5-inch SSD 840 Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 4 500GB HDDs in RAID 10  DeepCool PWM Fan GAMMAXX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro HP LA2405wg Corsair K90 Mechanical Red Switch 910 watt PC Power and Cooling 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite Razer Naga Steel Series SC2 Edition Senheisser 
AudioAudio
Razer Kraken Steelseries Siberia v3 
  hide details  
Reply
Go Skate
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 7600k Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2 NVIDIA GTX 1060 16 GB 2400 DDR4  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 2.5-inch SSD 840 Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 4 500GB HDDs in RAID 10  DeepCool PWM Fan GAMMAXX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro HP LA2405wg Corsair K90 Mechanical Red Switch 910 watt PC Power and Cooling 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite Razer Naga Steel Series SC2 Edition Senheisser 
AudioAudio
Razer Kraken Steelseries Siberia v3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post
OK so then it's not a bad thing to have the heatsink fan on my coolermaster 212+ facing my exhaust?


Fan on the front of the Hyper 212+, and pushing air through the cooler is the most effective.
Set your Hyper 212+ up as in the picture for best results.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @4.5GHz 1.345v GB Z68XP-UD4 PNY 9800GT 1GB :( G.SKILL Sniper 8GB @1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 1TB, WD 320GB, Crucial M4 64GB ASUS 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Gateway 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCaseMouse
CM Real Power Pro 650w CM HAF912 Logitech M305 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @4.5GHz 1.345v GB Z68XP-UD4 PNY 9800GT 1GB :( G.SKILL Sniper 8GB @1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 1TB, WD 320GB, Crucial M4 64GB ASUS 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Gateway 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCaseMouse
CM Real Power Pro 650w CM HAF912 Logitech M305 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 19
Let me get this straight, your heat sink fan is between the heat sink and the rear exhaust fan, blowing towards the ex. fan (pull method).
I read in a review, that this worked slightly better with your particular heat sink than putting the fan on the side away from the exhaust blowing toward the back of the case (push) method. The review said the two fans, push and pull together (both toward the rear exhaust) was the best, method.
Edited by jjr007 - 10/7/11 at 5:14pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN.3 MSI N660TI PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB   Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB 2x4 1600mhz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance lp 8GB 2x4 1600mhz Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Thermalright Archon 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium Hanns-G 24inch Logitech G510 Corsair 750ax 
CaseMouseOther
Fractal Arc Midi Logitech M705 Arctic Silver 5 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN.3 MSI N660TI PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB   Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB 2x4 1600mhz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance lp 8GB 2x4 1600mhz Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Thermalright Archon 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium Hanns-G 24inch Logitech G510 Corsair 750ax 
CaseMouseOther
Fractal Arc Midi Logitech M705 Arctic Silver 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 19
I blew my CPU once, if you catch my drift
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 19
Allen that's not funny.

Quote:
OK so then it's not a bad thing to have the heatsink fan on my coolermaster 212+ facing my exhaust?
It's better to have it set up as the photo above by I Am A Noob. It's not the end of the world, it will only affect temps 3-5c max.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Allen that's not funny.



It's better to have it set up as the photo above by I Am A Noob. It's not the end of the world, it will only affect temps 3-5c max.
well i have a bit of a problem. the fan is a bit big and my ram is in the way of it. I was able to switch the stuff around and its now on the other side but its not on the heatsink entirely. its like 95% on the heatsink cause of the ram
Go Skate
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 7600k Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2 NVIDIA GTX 1060 16 GB 2400 DDR4  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 2.5-inch SSD 840 Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 4 500GB HDDs in RAID 10  DeepCool PWM Fan GAMMAXX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro HP LA2405wg Corsair K90 Mechanical Red Switch 910 watt PC Power and Cooling 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite Razer Naga Steel Series SC2 Edition Senheisser 
AudioAudio
Razer Kraken Steelseries Siberia v3 
  hide details  
Reply
Go Skate
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 7600k Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2 NVIDIA GTX 1060 16 GB 2400 DDR4  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 2.5-inch SSD 840 Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 4 500GB HDDs in RAID 10  DeepCool PWM Fan GAMMAXX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro HP LA2405wg Corsair K90 Mechanical Red Switch 910 watt PC Power and Cooling 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite Razer Naga Steel Series SC2 Edition Senheisser 
AudioAudio
Razer Kraken Steelseries Siberia v3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post
well i have a bit of a problem. the fan is a bit big and my ram is in the way of it. I was able to switch the stuff around and its now on the other side but its not on the heatsink entirely. its like 95% on the heatsink cause of the ram
Don't worry about it.

The temp drop isn't noticeable.
post #18 of 19
Yes, the difference is very minimal with the fan shifted up. I shifted my fan up to clear ram aswell. it's better to have a push setup (like yours is now) with only 85% of the fan then a pull setup with 100% of the fan.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @4.5GHz 1.345v GB Z68XP-UD4 PNY 9800GT 1GB :( G.SKILL Sniper 8GB @1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 1TB, WD 320GB, Crucial M4 64GB ASUS 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Gateway 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCaseMouse
CM Real Power Pro 650w CM HAF912 Logitech M305 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @4.5GHz 1.345v GB Z68XP-UD4 PNY 9800GT 1GB :( G.SKILL Sniper 8GB @1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 1TB, WD 320GB, Crucial M4 64GB ASUS 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Gateway 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCaseMouse
CM Real Power Pro 650w CM HAF912 Logitech M305 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I Am A Noob View Post
Yes, the difference is very minimal with the fan shifted up. I shifted my fan up to clear ram aswell. it's better to have a push setup (like yours is now) with only 85% of the fan then a pull setup with 100% of the fan.
alright thanks! +1
Go Skate
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 7600k Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2 NVIDIA GTX 1060 16 GB 2400 DDR4  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 2.5-inch SSD 840 Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 4 500GB HDDs in RAID 10  DeepCool PWM Fan GAMMAXX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro HP LA2405wg Corsair K90 Mechanical Red Switch 910 watt PC Power and Cooling 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite Razer Naga Steel Series SC2 Edition Senheisser 
AudioAudio
Razer Kraken Steelseries Siberia v3 
  hide details  
Reply
Go Skate
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 7600k Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2 NVIDIA GTX 1060 16 GB 2400 DDR4  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 2.5-inch SSD 840 Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 4 500GB HDDs in RAID 10  DeepCool PWM Fan GAMMAXX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro HP LA2405wg Corsair K90 Mechanical Red Switch 910 watt PC Power and Cooling 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite Razer Naga Steel Series SC2 Edition Senheisser 
AudioAudio
Razer Kraken Steelseries Siberia v3 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › how exactly do heatsinks work?