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    However, they can actually be harmful when they house dust mites or other parasites. A Dustbunny Cleaner has been invented. It consists of a robotic ball with an electrostatic sleeve that rolls about under furniture collecting dustbunnies and other material.[3]
    Dust bunnies are harmful to electronics, as they can seriously obstruct air flow through CPU heat sinks, severely raising temperatures and shortening the life of electronic components.

    Could you explain to me what "heat sinks" mean here?

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    Re: heat sinks

    A form of air cooling system: The Heatsink Guide - All about PC cooling

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    Re: heat sinks

    Hi user_gary

    heat sink: Definition from
    A protective device that absorbs and dissipates the excess heat generated by a system.

    Hope this helps

    PS I like Anglika's link. NT
    Last edited by Neillythere; 06-Oct-2008 at 19:53. Reason: My post and Anglika's crossed

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