What is the reason for the heat emission of computer parts?
Let me talk quickly to you about energy and electricity. One of the laws of thermodynamics is that the energy that goes into a certain object comes out of it in the form of more than one energy. Well, what does this mean?
Let’s say the processor, for example, is consuming 20 watts per second. So, the energy that will be entered to it is 20 watts and the equivalent will come out of the chip in more than one picture, and from these images is the thermal emission that exits part of the electrical energy in the form of thermal energy due to the efficiency of the processor itself.
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This is the idea of efficiency. Efficiency reflects the nature of the piece that the energy enters into and that it may fully exploit it so that it does not produce any heat emission and may not take advantage of it all, so it comes out in the form of thermal energy. Let me quickly explain something. If you thought that processor manufacturers were just laggards who did not want to explore fully energy-intensive processors, you are dreaming. We don’t have the money to buy a silver or gold processor, do we?
With heat escaping from millions of transistors inside GPU chips, the tough problem begins with removing the very heat. But why should we get rid of this heat in the first place?
Why should the heat be expelled from the surface of these chips?
Let’s be simple in explaining this story. As I mentioned to you, there is an electrical charge going into the CPU or GPU. This charge splits into many charges that move from one transistor to the second inside the process chip itself which, due to its movement, produces this heat, which gives off thermal energy.
When the processor chip gets hot, these charges begin to travel more slowly, which significantly reduces performance or makes it unable to function in the first place. You notice this when playing a heavy game on your computer that overheats over time so that your screen stutters in the display of incoming frames and this is very normal.
This happens naturally if it is for a minute or two, but there are some people who live with a temperature that may be enough to melt Inuit and they are mainly living in hot countries. Speaking of hot countries, don’t forget that room temperature also plays a role in computer temperature so we don’t forget this point.
How is the cooling process done in the first place?
In our guide on cooling your entire PC, we’ve talked about it in a very detailed and boring way as well. But let me quickly explain the idea to you because we want to know the mechanics, not how to apply it. If you want to know how to apply it, click on the word our guide, and you will reach the guide we are talking about.
Imagine, dear reader, that you are using a spoon to dissolve the sugar in the tea you drink. Here, at this point, I got this text message from one of your friends who will talk to you about the latest smartphone trends because you want to buy a new phone. Here you will leave the tea, leave the room and go talk to your friend about it. A few minutes later, you will come back to drink the tea you prepared, and you will pick up the spoon that has become very hot and throw it away as soon as possible.
This is the procedure for transferring heat from source to medium. The source of the heat energy here was the boiling water in the tea and the medium here was the spoon which is a good conductor of heat. The heat has reached the spoon and the air is working to rid the spoon of it. The same story here happens with your therapist, whether it’s central or graphical.
There is a medium that is attached to the surface of the processor, which may be a water block or a metal dispersion, that transfers heat to a group of fans for you to dispose of outside the computer case or outside your laptop. This technique is very effective, but it also relies on some of the criteria that we discussed in our guide.
For laptops, the issue is mostly metallic and air dispersants with no water cooling. There are some laptops that use smart systems, but they are rare or expensive in the Arab and international markets as well.
Speaking of laptops.
This is the biggest victim of these problems. When heat is piled up in one place, that place becomes a hell for all the pieces inside. The temperature affects all the components inside, which means that the heat from the processor will reach the GPU if the air flows inside the device itself.
For this reason, many companies are starting to adopt more fans in their laptops with stronger heat pipes and better heat transfer. But it is also worth noting that a company like NVIDIA has adopted a new architecture to raise the efficiency of its graphics processors and improve its thermal performance, which is the Max-Q architecture that we saw with the RTX graphics processors in particular.
The content creation or rendering of game graphics is a source of fear for laptop owners. But at the present time, the laptop industry has developed well to take thermal performance into consideration and reduce the differences between it and desktop computers in particular.