Subject: heatsinks
By: bugs (IP: 64.12.116.*)
Written on: 31-05-2007 05:34

I have a take home test on computer hardware and one of my questions and for extra credit is about heatsinks and why is it called a heatsink

By: Heat (IP: 91.84.49.*)
Written on: 28-06-2007 11:32

Technically a heat sink isn't a sink at all. The job of the heat sink is to provide a much larger surface area for the heat from the component to transfer to the ambient air. In reality the ambient air is closer to being the actual 'sink' but this is still not 100% correct.

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