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    How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    Instructions:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/..._out_the_fans/

    additional peripherals:

    French Fries
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    Re: How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    Wow that's awesome!
    The only problem I see here is adding PCI cards without leaks. I guess you'd have to empty the computer, install the card, seal it, and re-fill.
    That's a cool idea! (no pun intended...somebody shoot CP )

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    Re: How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by newmewzikboy
    Instructions:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/..._out_the_fans/

    additional peripherals:

    French Fries
    Neat concept, but how would you replace a sound card? If the slots are covered with oil, how do you clean them enough for the contacts to conduct again? Actually, considering that oil capacitors have been around a long time, it is surprising that no one thought of it before.

    To me, this presumes external hard drives, or possibly flash card storage as well as external cd or dvd drives.

    Seems like a lot of items formerly in the form of cards would become usable only as external devices.

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    Re: How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    1) why would I want to swap out my soundcard? Actually, why would I want to use any soundscard when I can use FX-teleport.

    2) I think you can safely store other peripherals outside of the oil.

    anyone wanna try?
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    Just make the PCI cards vertical, with the connectors above the surface. Hard drives could fit into tight metal boxes, also with connectors above the surface. A few blocks of wood or styrofoam would reduce the amount of oil needed

    Should the case have an airtight seal to prevent rancidity?

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    Re: How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Blankenau
    Just make the PCI cards vertical, with the connectors above the surface. Hard drives could fit into tight metal boxes, also with connectors above the surface. A few blocks of wood or styrofoam would reduce the amount of oil needed

    Should the case have an airtight seal to prevent rancidity?
    I don't see why it must be cooking oil. The oil used in capacitors looked to me like a thin motor oil. In either case, an airtight seal might be necessary for dust protection.

    I am still surprised that no one thought of this earlier!

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    Re: How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    There must be an associated smell though, especially if you used some sort of motor oil...never mind toxicity.

    Probably really quiet
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    Re: How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    ROFLMAO! What goes around comes arounds! There is nothing new under the sun!

    The first time I ever saw this was back in the '80's when I read an article about Robert Cray and his prototype super computer that he had sitting on his desk (took up most of it too) in an aquarium full of liquid, although I don't know that it was cooking oil. He remarked it was the only way he could soup it up and still not have it melt down.

    It is probably cooking oil because that is cheap. Capacitor oil was NOT cheap. However, that may have been because it was "specialty" product and therefore they charged more for it.

    Tom

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    Re: How To Keep Your Gpo Server Cool

    According to physorg.com, computer chips themselves could be cooled with nanofluid.
    “This is the next generation of cooling devices,” Dr. Hongbin Ma tells PhysOrg.com. With a group of students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Intel Corporation, Ma presents the findings of a unique cooling device that makes use of an Oscillating Heat Pipe (OHP) and nanofluids. The findings, published online at Applied Physics Letters on April 5th, present a breakthrough that will provide a way for cooling technology to keep pace with developments in electronic technology.
    You can read the article at physorg.com.

    Cooling with nanofluid - that's really cool

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