crazy idea - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2006, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
RockyZ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 893
Send a message via AIM to RockyZ
Default crazy idea

Just an idea, so don't flame!

I was looking over LN2/Dice cooling lately and I thought of a way to make it more convinient. When working with dice you normally will have a large copper "cup" with dice in it that sits on top of the CPU to cool it, of course there would also be neoprene/foam to prevent condensation from frying your motherboard.

So I was thinking, why not make use of copper heatpipe technology? I'm talking about something similar to the method that is used for fanless motherboard cooling. Except on the other end of the heatpipe is a copper cup with dry ice in it. This obviously will not have the same performance as a mousepot would, but with the proper design, the temperatures would still be sub ambient. And with heatpipes, they are much smaller and much easier to insulate with foam, etc. The dry ice would be outside your case which would even lower the chances of damaging your equipment.

Guys have any thoughts about this? And like I said before, this is not going to be as efficent but would still be cooler than water/air cooling.


G. Skill 4GB(2x2GB) DDR800
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
super pi: 1m=20s
RockyZ is offline  
Old 07-10-2006, 05:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,134

well dry ice isnt a permenant solution, so it would be a bit of a bother to set up heatpipes etc, do one OC and benchmark run, and then take it all apart again.

joshd is offline  
Old 07-10-2006, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
Enterprise SCCM\SCOM
jseber1982's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 904
Send a message via ICQ to jseber1982 Send a message via AIM to jseber1982 Send a message via Yahoo to jseber1982

people who use dice only do it for trying to set benchmark records anyways. So i guess it is feasable for that purpose.

I like the idea, but why would you want to do it? If you are doing it just for setting records, why not make it as cold as possible by setting it directly on the cpu. Also if you were to use a design like that, you would probably need to insolate the entire pipe and housing
jseber1982 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.