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I don't understand how heat can be measured in watts

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Take a CPU for example that has a TDP of 125W, how can heat be measured in watts?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt
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post #3 of 6
Yup heat is Joules and Watt is just Joules s^-1 so its heat unit per time
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Simple. Laws of conservation of energy.

EVERY watt of electricity going into that CPU, is going to be converted into heat (minus the little amount used for data out pins).
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It can only be summed up by....
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It can only be summed up by....
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