Many of the electronic devices and equipments run with a risk of overheating and getting damaged. The processor of these devices, with continuous operation and working, get overheated with the generation of heat. Hence these devices are always equipped with best quality of heat sinks that help to reduce the temperature of the processor and thus bring them under normal working conditions. Installing of these heat sinks is quite an important and simple task and involves the following steps:
Set the Connection
The first step includes attaching the heat sink to the fan of the processor. The attachment can be done using the screws provided with the fan or the sink. Clean the processor as well as the bottom of the sink for effective and proper installation. This is necessary to remove any dirt or dust particles from the sink. After this, heat sink compounds are usually applied on the surface of the processor. Most of the heat sinks come with good quality of compounds along with them. Applying a very thin layer of heat sink compound on the top of the processor is just enough for proper functioning. This heat sink compound is used in case heat pads are not used with the sink.
Secure the Connection
Once the layer is applied, wait for some time and then place the heat sink and the fan on the top of the processor without applying too much of external force and without twisting it. Press down lightly to make sure that it rests firmly on the processor. Once the heat sink is kept on the processor, it is necessary to secure the connection using the set of clips. These clips are attached on the sides of heat sink to attach the sink firmly. Once the clips are fixed, it is required to check for any falling out of compound. It may so happen that overuse of compounds may cause falling out.
Check the Connection
After this, the connection should be checked by switching on the fan of the processor. If the fan starts working properly, then it means that the connection is secure. Check for all the connections and complete the installation process by closing all the cabinets of the electronic device and the heat sink. Leave it for some time and switch on the electronic device after few hours. The heat sink will start working and you will see the difference in the heat generated and dissipated from the heat sink.