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  • n. Alternative spelling of heat sink.
  • v. To fit with a heat sink.


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  • There is only one, so I suppose that the software is reporting some other temperature wit the label heatsink wrongly) 2 - Changing the thermal paste will solve unexpected shutdowns.


  • Um, might wanna be sure your heatsink is below it, and that your fan is up to snuff.

    Boing Boing

  • Though the heatsink is a relatively standard affair (take a lump of copper, throw in a few heatpipes and whack some aluminium fins in there), its two fans do a much better job of cooling the card evenly along its length, and also keeping the power regulation under control.


  • The basic design of the heatsink is the same, packing in six nickel-plated copper heatpipes running the height of the formidable stack of fifty aluminium cooling fins. Feed

  • I also put a small fan behind my laptop to keep it cool, because as I have learned, I may have a fan and/or "heatsink" isssue.

    haloaskew Diary Entry

  • The chipset is cooled by a large low-profile aluminium heatsink which is covered by a plastic plate that carries an illuminated Asus logo.

    Channel Register

  • Furthermore, this fansink also features a skive-fin heatsink which is manufactured to high technical requirements that maximizes heat dissipation and minimizes any chance of overheating.

    VR-Zone Articles

  • I am able to select the best parts and values and pore over every detail from the latencies on the RAM to the cooling pipes on the motherboard and heatsink.

    Is The Desktop PC Dead? | Lifehacker Australia

  • From the outside shining a flashlight through the vents, it looked perfectly fine, but it was because the dust was trapped on the INSIDE of the heatsink fins.

    Clean Your Laptop To Keep It Running Smooth And Cool | Lifehacker Australia

  • LEDs need to stay cool to maintain their longevity, so Sero's head is essentially a "pin-fin" heatsink; air flows between the rods, dispersing heat.

    LED Gaga


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