What is commonly used to create a thermal connection between a component and a heat sink?
B) Cooling fan
C) Liquid coolant
D) Thermal compound
E) A really big water gun
The answer: D) Thermal compound
Thermal compound or thermal grease is a substance designed to create a thermal connection between a hot component and the heat sink that sits on the component. Without the thermal grease, the hot component would not be able to transfer as much heat to the heat sink, thereby limiting the cooling process.
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