Solved CPU Heat sink fins Tags: Heat CPUs Last response: January 20, 2014 9:25 PM in CPUs Share Ajay Jiwanand January 20, 2014 8:40:40 PM What does the fins have to do with the heat sink? How does the size affect it? More about : cpu heat sink fins Reply to Ajay Jiwanand djkillz a b à CPUs January 20, 2014 8:45:04 PM Fins increase the surface area of the heat sink, which increases the heat sink's ability to transfer heat by convection Reply to djkillz m 0 l Best solution cinnamon cider a b à CPUs January 20, 2014 9:25:04 PM The larger the heat sink surface area and the thicker it is - the more easier for the fan attached to it to dissipate heat. Large heat pipes doesn't always mean for a better heat transfer. Reply to cinnamon cider Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources How to determine the fins dimension of heat sink Forum SolvedCPU Heat sink wrong temperature? Forum Solvedwill this heat sink work with this mobo and cpu? Forum SolvedWill my heat sink CPU cooling fan support my build??? Forum SolvedCpu heat sink on 7750? Forum SolvedHigh CPU Temps, Replace heat sink? Forum SolvedCPU Heat sink Forum SolvedIf I have a CPU cooler, will that get rid of need for heat sink Forum SolvedInstalled new CPU heat sink and fan. Forum SolvedCpu heat sink support Forum SolvedCan I get a different exhaust fan for my cpu cooler heat sink? Forum SolvedNo power to PC after changing CPU heat sink Forum SolvedLooking for a CPU heat sink and fan Forum SolvedHeat sink or cpu cooler? Forum SolvedNeed CPU heat sink around $30 Forum SolvedEnermax T-40 Cluster CPU Air Cooler vs Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Heat Sink With Dual Noctua Fans Forum SolvedCPU/Heat sink fan help Forum SolvedPossible Replacement CPU Fan/Heat Sink needed Forum SolvedHow do I get a push-pull config on a heat sink to be controlled by the CPU? Forum SolvedRecommendation for a CPU heat-sink Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !