A+ Question of the Week: CPU Cooling

AplusQOW5What should be placed in direct contact with the CPU to aid in cooling?

A. A heatsink
B. A fan
C. Thermal compound
D. Nothing should touch the CPU

The correct answer is C.

Thermal compound, not the heatsink, should be in direct contact with the CPU. The thermal compound should create a thin layer between the CPU and heatsink.

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