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Beer declared second-best CPU coolant

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Alcohol isn't that bad :biggrin

    To see the whole article, click here.

    -Ken

    p.s. Not exactly high tech news, but cool what you can do with that last drop of your beer :)
     
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    Mental, I saw one the other day where the people were using 4 litres of cooking oil.

    I wondered with that one, what would happen if the oil started to boil.

    And with the beer wouldnt it ferment and stick in the tubing
     
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  3. Theprof

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    I've seen fish tanks full of cooking oil with a motherboard and other parts inside being cooled off. There are some weird mods out there.
     
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    you can submerge components in any inert liquid, the problem with cooking oil is that it starts to thicken and clogs up all the fans

    grim
     
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    Um.... the point of submersing in liquid is that you dont need the fans.
     
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    I believe it was mineral oil actually, but Fergal is right, why would you need fans?

    wonder what you could overclock a bad boy like that to, with oil i mean, i imagine there will still be some heatspots if your generating enough heat in one place, especially with poor circulation

    future systems could just be little self contained, airtight blades filled with oil haha
    plugging them into a blade chassis connects them to the circulation system which sucks oil out one end, runs it through a chiller and then pumps it back in, that would make datacenters a tad cooler :P
     
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  7. hippy

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    try this :P

    "Tiny wind engines cool computers
    Miniscule "ionic engines" could be used to cool the next generation of computer chips, scientists believe."

    Here
     

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