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Old 09-20-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Very interesting article for computer nerds. Apparently if you use liquid nitrogen you can overclock a 3ghz CPU to 7ghz. Other people in these pics fill their cases w/ cooking oil and whatnot. Take a look at the images. Edit: This second one has a turbo




http://www.wired.com/gadgets/pcs/mul..._supercool_pcs

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I love their phase change coolers.... mini ac that people pay 1000% over cost
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PS that cooking oil is a bad idea. It holds alot of heat. IT can easily get up to 350 without a problem. I would have used alcolhol with a way to recapture it.
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U should have posted the turbocharger one
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PS that cooking oil is a bad idea.
How is it a bad idea if it works?
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U should have posted the turbocharger one
I know the guy who made that one. It's non-functional, just for looks. I mean the electric motor does spin the turbo but it doesn't cool that well.
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haha even if it did it would just end up heating the air up
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How is it a bad idea if it works?
It works but theres a flaw it in. THey are using the oil as a sink , the problem is that the temp of the sink can easily rise to a temp above desired. Where something with a lower evap point would guarantee temp of the sink.

once of the reasons people use oil for frying is its ability to hold so much residual heat (ontop of the fact that it is polar)
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Fluorinert FTW
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I wonder if you could intercool a PC-PRO....
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damn ... that would be nuts
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i prefer the pc's stashed away in freezers with dehumidifiers (spelling???)
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pc-pro?
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i prefer the pc's stashed away in freezers with dehumidifiers (spelling???)
Her you wouldnt need a dehumifidifer with a freezer. If you had one it would counteract the freezer.
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yeah thats cause you open the door and continuly introduce moisture and then it freezes. Hence no humidity

If you start a freezer outside (when it was cold) and never opened it (and it had a perfect seal) it would never ice over
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It works but theres a flaw it in. THey are using the oil as a sink , the problem is that the temp of the sink can easily rise to a temp above desired. Where something with a lower evap point would guarantee temp of the sink.

once of the reasons people use oil for frying is its ability to hold so much residual heat (ontop of the fact that it is polar)
But the amount of oil they have vs the heat produced. They have enough that when disbursed through all of the oil it rests at a temp that is cool enough to vent off and keep the system running. Also people who OC **** from 3ghz to 7ghz are cheap. Olive Oil is cheap **** vs whateverelseyouuse.
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that LN2 set-up is ****!
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But the amount of oil they have vs the heat produced. They have enough that when disbursed through all of the oil it rests at a temp that is cool enough to vent off and keep the system running. Also people who OC **** from 3ghz to 7ghz are cheap. Olive Oil is cheap **** vs whateverelseyouuse.
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Whateverelse = Water = free

or Alcohol = Mouthwash = $1/gallon (dolla store)

Right but that sink isnt that big and its got a high secific heat. So run it for a long time and it just gets really hot doesnt shed the heat. The trick is the take advantage of the massive amount of heat in phase change, ie going from 211F to 212F with water.
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