Subject: CPU heat
By: Dee (IP: 193.198.152.*)
Written on: 09-11-2005 22:29

Hello there...

I have a simple hardware question... Here we discuss the CPU temperature problems but what I want to know is what exactly causes CPU to warm up... Is it flow of ions in silicon or what... I understand that it uses much power to compute but I would be thankfull if someone knows the hardware explanation of CPU heating. thanks

By: VanMan (IP: 128.186.12.*)
Written on: 17-11-2005 11:08

The flow of electrons through a metal (current) produces heat. It is the same reason why light bulbs are hot. I could go into a little more quantum mechanics for you, just ask if that's what you're looking for.
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