Which of these dissipates heat when using a heat sink?
A) Chemical coolant
B) Cold water
C) Liquid nitrogen
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.
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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.