cancel
gwhh Tutor
Tutor
14 7 1 0
Message 1 of 3
242
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Aluminium Heat Sink V Copper Heat Sinks for CUP.

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Aluminium Heat Sink V Copper Heat Sinks for CUP.

 

If you change from a Aluminium Heat Sink to a copper heat sink for yoru CPU in your tower computer (not the slimeline one) the fat boy model.

 

 

How much MORE % better does copper work better than aluminium?? 

2 REPLIES 2
Provost Provost
Provost
39235 39050 6041 10513
Message 2 of 3
232
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Aluminium Heat Sink V Copper Heat Sinks for CUP.

A little. Copper has roughly twice the thermal conductivity of aluminum:

 

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/thermal-conductivity-metals-d_858.html

 

Also use a high silver content thermal compound applied very thin but fully covering the processor core

 

In practice you will see a very small difference in the operating temperature of the computer. Unless you are running hot it is probably not worth the trouble. Aluminum is generally good enough. Airflow is also at least as important as the metal used in the heatsink. 

gwhh Tutor
Tutor
14 7 1 0
Message 3 of 3
126
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Aluminium Heat Sink V Copper Heat Sinks for CUP.

I change all the fans to high end high volume models.  So I did not mess with the heat sink!

Reply
0 Kudos
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation