CPU Heatsinks: A Quick Guide to Their Purpose, Importance, and Repair

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Most people know that computers contain fans to help cool down the central processing unit (CPU). However, not everyone knows that the fan is only one part of the cooling system. Perhaps even more important is the heatsink, and any problems with the heatsink can seriously damage your computer. What is a Heatsink? Essentially, a heatsink is a thermal conductor. When your CPU is working, it creates heat. The heatsink is made of a very conductive metal, usually copper or aluminium, which draws away some of that heat. [Read More]