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Disclosed is a method that uses a single aluminum-extruded heat sink; accessories can be added to this heat sink to increase thermal performance.
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Universal Heat Sink
Disclosed is a method that uses a single aluminum-extruded
heat sink; accessories can be added to this heat sink to increase thermal
Currently, heat sinks are designed to meet multiple
processor speeds. Therefore, users often
have no choice but to use (i.e. buy) a heat sink design that they potentially
do not need.
In the disclosed method, a single aluminum-extruded heat
sink is used as the initial thermal solution (see Figure 1). Accessories are
added to this heat sink, as needed, to increase thermal performance. Types of
accessories include a copper base plate and a fin insert (see Figure 2).
Accessories snap into an extruded channel on the heat sink, or slide into the
side of the base extrusion (see Figures 3 and 4).
The disclosed method enables users to add accessories to a
standard aluminum-extruded heat sink, as needed, to increase thermal