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Old 03-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stirling Engine on a chipset?

Hey guys. I don't post threads alot, just keep answering them. But today I stumbled upon this very interesting post. It is about a stirling engine, I think it runs off heat and the air and it is powerful enough to drive a fan to cool the hot chipset. It's like free energy from the chipset's waste heat. Here's the post below:

MSI employs Stirling Engine Theory :: TweakTown
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Default Re: Stirling Engine on a chipset?

Glad to see that heat going to use, instead of just heating up our beloved rigs.
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I'm not sure how efficiently that will cool the chipset though
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I'm not sure how efficiently that will cool the chipset though
Better than no fan at all.
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Better than no fan at all.
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Interesting use of technology.
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yes, but what would start the motion of the device if the internal pistion is at TDC?
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I'd like to see this done on a larger scale and more efficiently.

Imagine this on the CPU or GPU...
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The downside is that the piston's air needs to be at 60C to start the fan moving therefore if you are using an overclocked cpu it might fry in the microseconds whilst the air in the piston is warmed.
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