If only it were so

Which of these dissipates heat when using a heat sink?

A) Chemical coolant

B) Cold water

C) Liquid nitrogen

D) Air

E) Chocolate ice cream

The answer: D) Air

A heat sink uses thermal conduction into the air to dissipate heat from components through a raised grid of copper or aluminum alloy.

Want to know more? Watch “CPU Cooling Techniques.”

Your CPU creates a large amount of heat, and it’s important that your computer’s cooling system is working to keep your CPU at a reasonable working temperature. In this video, you’ll learn about how heat sinks, cooling systems, and liquid cooling systems can keep your processors cool.