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i was wondering is the heatsink supposed to be larger then the processor? in width? because the one im using now is huge
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What processor (socket) is it?
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socket a for amd
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i would think the bigger the better more area to absorb heat and disipate it

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ya well my pc runs about 60 celsis on full load is this normal?
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depends on the processor

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Yeah, depends...though for me I don't like seeing anything above 130 or 120F for that matter. As for larger than the processor, yeah width and length like lion said more surface area to spread out the heat and get it going up and away.
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I thought the heatsink would always be larger than the processor, full stop end of story.

I would be very intested in seeing a heatisnk that is smaller than the processor it is designed for. I dont believe such an item exists.
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