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Old 11-13-2006, 10:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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gas, liquid, their all fluids... they just have different density to viscosity ratios. they fundamentallly behave the same way though.

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Old 11-13-2006, 11:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
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make sure you use Q synthetic motor oil so you can " get the most horses out of your CPU".......

but seriously....i would use some kind of water pump to circulate the oil throughout the box.....like have it go to a reservoir outside the box and circulate back in....similar to water cooling but no tubes...lol...i know there is a link to this, i just gotta find it.


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if i may make a suggestion....on that speed of processor, you'll have much better luck if you use winamp lite instead of iTunes. iTunes is very system-resource-intensive in comparison to winamp lite. plus winamp is very customizable and can play almost any audio format. also, it plays most video.

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Old 11-14-2006, 11:50 AM   #24 (permalink)
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The PC is a Duron 750 with 128 mb ram. iTunes works perfectly OK - I've got a few computers on my home network - macs and PC's, and it's handy having the same music available on them all. I use VLC for video, which runs OK too.

I guess the computer is passively cooled at the moment, as I haven't added the oil, but I don't really like the idea of leaving it like that, as sometimes it gets pretty hot, and starts to get unreliable. I want to leave it permanently on, which I don't do at the moment.

I'm doing this on the cheap - really on the cheap. Oil cooling the computer means an outlay of maybe £5 for the oil, whereas buying heat pipes or quiet fans is going to cost money that I don't currently have...

I think I'll use silicone sealant for glueing the cards to the mobo - I have some standard silicone sealant and also some fishtank sealer. Anyone got any suggestions as to whether either of these will cause problems?

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