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What is heatsink?

a processor cooler is a fan, right?

and is Vantec Tornado a good fan to have or a better fan to sell?
 

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What is heatsink?

a processor cooler is a fan, right?

and is Vantec Tornado a good fan to have or a better fan to sell?

cpu cooler is a heatsink fan combo...heatsink sits on chip....fan cools heatsink.
tornado's are good fans...fast but loud.
 

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cpu cooler is a heatsink fan combo...heatsink sits on chip....fan cools heatsink.
tornado's are good fans...fast but loud.
so... heatsink sits on top of CPU? I don't see anything on my CPU...

is there a proper name for that heatsink?
 

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Originally Posted by Zipnogg

so... heatsink sits on top of CPU? I don't see anything on my CPU...

is there a proper name for that heatsink?

not to bash or anything, but wow! what the heck are you talking about???

after 110 posts....

just kidding!
but dude, you better check that out!
 

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there has to be a heatsink on top of your cpu...

the heatsink is a chunk of aluminum(sometimes copper, copper is better) that presses down onto your cpu to absorb heat , the fan cools down the heatsink

all intel/amd chips come with a heatsink/fan combo
 

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Originally Posted by newbieocer

not to bash or anything, but wow! what the heck are you talking about???

after 110 posts....

just kidding!
but dude, you better check that out!

i thought CPU was the processor. maybe the heatsink's on the other side of my mobo??

i dunno.
 

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the cpu IS the processor

the heatsink is directly on top of the cpu.. you shouldnt be able to see the actual cpu

...unless you have a 486(pre-pentium), lol
 
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