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What is this component called?


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lostsole

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Hi guys, i opened my computer and i saw a "magic copper cube" :), but i dont know what it is, can anybody tell me?
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That's the heatsink.
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hmm interesting, when i opened up my desktop one of its sides had a complete layer of dust on it, just curious what kind of problems can that cause?
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the main prob it would cause it overheating.

just get a can of compressed air and blow all the dust off the heatsink, and rest of the inside.

You want to do that about every 6 months or so.

more often if its dusty where u live.
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It could cause overheating, since your heatsink's job is to pull heat off your processor :)
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