Guy used cooking OIL to cool his COMPUTER?????????????????????????????????????????? ??

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  1. Brent45

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    how many times am i going to see this story?

    welcome to ot.
     
  3. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    OMG. my buddy has his linux server cooled in mineral oil.

    :noes:
     
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    Dumbest idea ever. Cooking oil goes rancid. That's gonna start to smell.
     
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    Cuz it's cheaper than water cooling... uh... wha?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    From what the guys I know who have done it say, it's really not worthwhile. It cools really well, but it's a hassle. You have to seal around your CPU because the oil is just conductive enough to short out the pins. Whenever you want to change or upgrade a component, you have to drain the whole fucking thing, clean it off, do what you need to do, then put new oil it. Basically a giant bitch with not enough payoff to make it worthwhile.
     
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    Mineral Oil > Cooking Oil
     
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    This isn't a new idea. It has been done since the Pentium 1 days. I even did this 3-4 years ago with my Pentium 1 MMX 166 @ 200, and my Voodoo2 SLI. It was a stupid idea, and i regret doing it.
     
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    and also a lot shittier. 40 oil temp :ugh: He didn't even say what the CPU and GPU temps were.
     
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    The liquid being such a good conductor of heat, one may presume that they would be pretty low. I knew they cooled Crays this way. Never heard of a PC.
     
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    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    It would be nice not to hear fans whirring... but I'd rather just deaden my computer case than go through that mess.

    Imagine someone kicked it over and the top popped off? LOL
     
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    That looks disgusting.
     
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    thats crazy......
    so what's next??
    POP CORN anyone??
     
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    pop corn is a bad conductor of heat. and it explodes at high temperatures. :greddy: :mamoru:
     
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    liquid metal? :hsughno:
     
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    Murcury ftw! :bowdown:
     
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    I built these huge racks of 48 motherboards at my old job, to do load testing on a server. The best QA facility they had was... upstairs in the hot warehouse. We had big fans on the racks, but they still got real hot. I seriously floated the idea once of going super compact with the spacing of the boards and using mineral oil, like in an old Cray. You know, since they were never gonna build walls around my fucking work area and AC it... I figured might as well get creative.

    I'm surprised you have to seal around the processor socket.
     

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