Is it hot in here?

Which type of technology is the most efficient choice to cool individual motherboard chips?

A) Case fans

B) Heat sinks

C) BIOS settings

D) Liquid cooling systems

E) One of those big palm-frond hand fans

The answer: B) Heat sinks

A heat sink can efficiently dissipate heat directly from a hot component directly into a metal alloy. After the chip heat has been dissipated, the computer’s cooling fans pass cooler air over the heat sink to maintain a relatively low temperature.

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.