Originally Posted by Eggyolkeo
These are becoming more and more popular I've noticed, but I can't help but think back to an article I read on heatsinks.
It said that if you use heatsink adhesive/compound, then you maintain the contact area and the heatsink works very effectively. But it also said that if the heatsink was merely resting on the metal (as in most cases with these slip-on heatsinks you can buy) then it can do worse than using no heatsink because it becomes heated, then re-radiates back onto the surface you're trying to keep cool.
Any thoughts on this?
It also said that varying colours will vary performance of the heatsink properties, the lighter the colour the better - or is this getting way too advanced for our simple purposes?
When the heat sink has thermal compound on it to bond with the motor (in this case) it will work better... But a heat sink clipped on wont be worse
The LRP heat sink fan, That would be the best heat sink deal going
to keep a motor cool with that will be no problem lol, and if there is, there is something very wrong
And colors will make a diff, how much? I dont think very much, but the best heat transfer color is black..