My heat sink includes a disposal

On which of these components would you most commonly find a heat sink?

A) Case fan

B) Hard drive

C) USB interface


E) We need to get a better plumber

The answer: D) CPU

A heat sink is attached to hot components to dissipate the heat. Some of the heat from the component is transferred to the heat sink, and cool air or liquid is then passed on or through the heat sink to lower its temperature.

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.