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Thread: What Is An Heatsink?

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    i have been asked my som1 to build a basic computer.Thr proccesor they need is an amd duron 1.3ghz oem.And it says on ebuyer it requires a heatsink but what is a good 1?

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    A heat sink is a big bit of shaped metal (aluminium or copper) that is used to draw heat away from the processor, modern processors also need a fan on the heatsink.

    Some thermal paste/grease is normaly needed between the processor and heatsink as well.

    HTH

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    please could some 1 point me towards a good heatsink and fan for the above processor?

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    Originally posted by monkeyhead@11 May 2003 - 11:02
    Is this a heatsink and fan?
    yep!!
    and only yesterday u was on about overclockin ur cpu

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    Don't buy an AMD OEM (without HSF=heatsink & fan) cpu. First they give you only 90 day warr. (sometimes 15 days). For $5-15 USD more get an AMD retail (w/HSF) & it comes w/3yr. warr.

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    Originally posted by CosmoK@11 May 2003 - 11:11
    ...and only yesterday u was on about overclockin ur cpu
    What a howl! I can't even remember what I posted yesturday.

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    amphoteric88, The point is you get the 3yr warr. that way.

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