CPU fan


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CPU fan

[¦sē¦pē¦yü ′fan]
(computer science)
A fan mounted directly over the integrated-circuit chip containing a computer's central processing unit to prevent overheating.
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The low waste heat of the Intel Atom processor allows for a passive cooling without the need for a CPU fan.
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RackSaver has eliminated the single greatest point of failure, the CPU fan, by building a passively CPU cooled AMD system," said Gene Kim, vice president of sales and marketing.
The small footprint -- about the size of a laptop -- is possible because there's no fan -- not even a CPU fan.
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