Collection: Cooling

Computer cooling is required to remove the waste heat produced by computer components, to keep components within permissible operating temperature limits. Components that are susceptible to temporary malfunction or permanent failure if overheated include integrated circuits such as Central processing units (CPUs), chipset, graphics cards, and hard disk drives.

Components are often designed to generate as little heat as possible, and computers and operating systems may be designed to reduce power consumption and consequent heating according to workload, but more heat may still be produced than can be removed without attention to cooling. Use of heatsinks cooled by airflow reduces the temperature rise produced by a given amount of heat. Attention to patterns of airflow can prevent the development of hotspots. Computer fans are widely used along with heatsinks to reduce temperature by actively exhausting hot air. There are also more exotic cooling techniques, such as liquid cooling. All modern day processors are designed to cut out or reduce their voltage or clock speed if the internal temperature of the processor exceeds a specified limit.

Cooling may be designed to reduce the ambient temperature within the case of a computer, such as by exhausting hot air, or to cool a single component or small area (spot cooling). Components commonly individually cooled include the CPU, Graphics processing unit (GPU) and the northbridge.
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  • 6CM CPU COOLER FOR AMD
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  • Standard Heat Sink for Less = 150W EMEA
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  • HPE DL38X GEN10+ MAX PERF FAN KIT
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  • Dell - Processor heatsink
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  • 120X25MM COMPUTER CASE FAN WITH
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  • 80X25MM COMPUTER CASE FAN WITH
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  • Lenovo - Fan unit - 80 mm (pack of 2) - for Flex System Enterprise Chassis 8721
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  • Dell - Processor fan (pack of 2)
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