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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 3: Installing the CPU, Heatsink, and RAM On The Mainboard

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Installing the Heatsink/Fan

The next step is to install the heatsink/fan combination (a typical heatsink and fan are shown in Figure 29). Before we do, however, let’s explore why cooling is essential.


Figure 29: Heatsink and fan

Notice the thermal material at the bottom of the heatsink. This thermal material will touch the die of the CPU.

 


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