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A heatsink and fan or HSF is used to cool various components in a computer, which can include the CPU, Northbridge chipset, video card chipset, and a few others.

The heatsink is usually made out of some sort of metal, the most popular being Copper and Aluminum. The fan refers to the fan that is attached to the top of the heatsink.

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last modified: 2004-02-07 13:53:13