All PCs make heat. Too much heat keeps it from running, so the heat must be dissipated from the system. Cooling fans, fins, and liquid cooling can make a system cooler.
In fact, your entire system makes heat. … Your CPU makes heat, your RAM makes heat, … your motherboard makes heat, your drives make heat, … your video cards make heat. … I mean, everything in here is generating heat … and heat is a bad thing and we want to … minimize the heat as much as possible. … Now, in other episodes, we talk about … on anything that generates heat … is going to be something called a heatsink. … Now, if you take a look at this … cooling system I have right here, … now this is a CPU cooler, but I could be cooling anything … and I would have the same situation. … If you take a look on top here, … I've got a big copper block … and this thing draws the heat from the CPU itself, … because it's not as hot as the CPU, … so the heat transfers into this big chunk of metal, … which is a heatsink. … So, anything that can take heat … from another device is a heatsink. … Now, once we have a heatsink, … then we got to get rid of the heat in the heatsink … and then we go through heat dissipation. …
- Troubleshooting firmware
- Installing a motherboard
- Basic electrical terminology
- Mounting and choosing a power supply
- Cooling your PC
- Quickly troubleshooting power supplies