How Hot is Too Hot for PC Hardware?
With power limits of CPUs and graphics cards climbing ever higher, and news reports of chips hitting sky-high temperatures appearing almost weekly, it seems that now is as good a time as any to ask a simple question -- just how hot is too hot for today's PC components?
Gigabyte pairs Aorus Gen5 SSD with a gargantuan passive heatsink
This 8-pound copper cylinder can cool an Intel Core i9 CPU pretty effectively
See how an i9-13900K and RTX 4090 perform when it's -63F outside
Ketchup isn't a good thermal paste, but it's better than cheese or toothpaste
This water-cooling mod reduces Nvidia RTX 4090's footprint to fit inside an ITX case
Frore's active cooling chips promise to double laptop CPU performance
Something to look forward to: Heat is one of the biggest obstacles affecting processor performance, and dispersing it becomes harder on smaller devices. A San Jose company headed by tech industry veterans claims its upcoming product line can innovate mobile cooling and unlock significantly more performance in laptops and other small computing devices.
The Best CPU Coolers - Holidays 2022
How should you keep your CPU cool? The more powerful your CPU is, the bigger and better cooler you'll need, but rest assured our guide will cover many great options at every size and price point.
Bykski's external liquid cooler packs nine 120mm fans
The Rise of Power: Are CPUs and GPUs Becoming Too Energy Hungry?
Every few years new processors with ever-higher demands for energy are launched. Is 250W for a CPU too high? Should any GPU need 450W? Let's peel off the heatsinks to look at the truth behind power numbers.
GPU running hot? An aftermarket air cooler could solve your problems
Fractal Design recalls some AIO coolers over spiking CPU temperatures
Is AMD Zen 4 Too Hot for a Box Cooler? Ryzen 7600X + Wraith Spire Tested
A big point of contention with Zen 4 CPUs is that they run very hot. AMD says it's all by design, but how about we throw a basic air cooler to see if the 7600X throttles when under load?
New PlayStation 5 hardware revision loses weight, cuts on energy consumption
Want some purple thermal paste? Cooler Master has you covered
Applying thermal paste in a straight line can lower GPU temps by 5C
This small metal bracket can drop Core i9-12900K temps by 10 degrees
Noctua's latest 120mm class dual-tower cooler can squeeze into smaller PC builds
Wish your Alder Lake stock cooler was quieter? You can reduce its noise levels with a piece of paper
Intel Core i7-12700 Review + Intel B660 Motherboard + RM1 Box Cooler
Today we have a combo review of all-new Intel hardware, our first look at the affordable Intel B660 platform, the non-K Core i7-12700 and Intel's latest box cooler, the creatively named RM1.
Intel's redesigned stock cooler for Alder Lake CPUs is surprisingly capable
Intel Core i5-12400F with stock cooler purchased in Peru
Intel Z690 Motherboard VRM, Entry-Level Roundup
We test VRM thermal performance of nine Intel Z690 motherboards priced between $220 and $300. If you're aiming for best value, these are budget motherboards to pair with new Alder Lake 12th-gen Core CPUs.