Grab one of those near the bottom of the cooler

Which of these would you install to maximize the efficiency of a CPU cooling fan?

A) Drive-select jumper

B) CPU socket

C) Heat sink

D) SATA data cable

E) A cold drink

The answer: C) Heat sink

A heat sink can be used to dissipate heat in a distributed set of metal fins, allowing a CPU fan to operate with much more efficiency.

Want to know more? Watch “Cooling Systems.”

A hot computer is an unhappy computer. In this video, you’ll learn show heat sinks, cooling fans, liquid cooling systems, and thermal compound are important to keep our computers running cooler and more efficiently.