alternative to heatsinks?

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alternative to heatsinks?

Post by DeathJr89 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:17 pm

if heatsinks simply block the heat, would it be possible to just use an insulating foam? the foam i have began to melt when i put my 25W soldering iron on it, but im wondering if a system would get that hot, and therefor, could i use it?
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Post by daguuy » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:28 pm

heatsinks don't block heat, they obsorb it and disspiate it into the air to get rid of it. insulating would be really bad because it'd overheat.
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Post by doctorjames » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:34 pm

Heatsinks absorb and dissipate heat. Insulating foam would be bad. It keeps heat in or INSULATES. Unless you want to keep cooked chickens in your portable just use heatsinks.

EDIT: daguuy beat me, but ya what he said

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Post by DeathJr89 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:35 pm

wait, so you mean you guys DON'T want your portables to cook your chickens to a perfect golden brown but not too much so the insides are still juicy? :wink: ....yeah, anyway, thanks for the info, that could have been bad... :(
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Post by daleighan » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:15 pm

Just use heatsinks

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