Here’s How You Can Cook Using a CPU

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As I used to be scrolling through my YouTube feed, I came upon one of all the craziest things that ever happened on the net. It absolutely was a video of a bloke cooking on a CPU.

Unlike all other common IT stuff like fixing bink2w64.dll issues, obviously, the odd idea of cooking on a small electronic component is what caught my attention. Who would have thought of that? Someone had thought of it, apparently.

The idea was entertaining and comic at its best.

Yet, it absolutely was the image of an actual barbeque sizzling on a CPU that sparked a deep considered what proportion of heat a CPU dissipates and whether we could use it as a home appliance.

Can you really cook on a CPU? Now there’s evidence to prove you’ll be able to. So what are the requirements?


The main things to observe here are the ability of your CPU, potential damages, and your expectations.

Check the TDP

TDP means Thermal Design Power. It’s the most heat that a processor dissipates when operating at full load.

Every CPU has an assigned TDP value. The CPU model within the video I discussed earlier (AMD Phenom II X4 970) had a TDP of 125 watts.

The higher the TDP, the higher you’re set to cook a significant meal.

Count your losses

Since your CPU isn’t meant to ‘process’ food, it’s knowing to continue reality. So before mealtime, there’s a high chance that your computer will die.


As you’ll tell from the scale of a CPU, this can be not a meal to share with anyone. We are handling miniature-level cooking here. Unless you have got an enormous CPU, slash your hopes.

Hold your tongs boys.


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Technically, what you’re doing is replacing the CPU heatsink with whatever you would like to cook. So from the motherboard, start by unscrewing the cooler.

Then, crank your computer after cleaning the surface of the CPU.

Place your food on the CPU immediately. Otherwise, it’ll pack up. Most computers will close up automatically on detecting extreme temperatures. Some won’t start without a CPU cooling fan. You’ll need to work something bent on tricking the system into ‘thinking’ it’s an admirer attached.

When under heavy loads, some CPUs will only dissipate enough heat. To feature heat, give your processor a heavy task. Attempt to run a game. Render a scene in Blender. Etc. Harder tasks will force the processor to consume more energy and produce more heat as a result.

The rest depends on your recipe. You will need some kind of scaled-down equipment sort of a mini-pan. Use what’s available. Improvise.

Happy cooking!