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#1 21stCenturyBreakdown

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:52 PM

I have this TEC cooling plate I took out of a drink chiller awhile ago. Do you think I could possible mod it a little and use it as a CPU cooler?

This is about what it looks like.
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the only problem I see is condensation, by the way, I have a spare crap-CPU to test it on in case you suggest it.

Edited by 21stCenturyBreakdown, 08 June 2009 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:41 PM

I would be more worried about condensation getting on the motherboard & frying it .

I don't think I'd risk it unless I used stuff that I just wasn't worried about ruining.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:57 AM

I would be more worried about condensation getting on the motherboard & frying it .

I don't think I'd risk it unless I used stuff that I just wasn't worried about ruining.

What if I could place some sort of "fixed" cloth on it to prevent condensation (I already tried this off the CPU and there wasn't one drop of water!

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:38 AM

"I already tried this off the CPU and there wasn't one drop of water! "

Did you have it mounted on something that was putting out steady heat while it was cooling ?

The only way to know how it will work is to actually try it.

I have read articles on all sorts of computer/CPU cooling, from everything being submerged in mineral oil to water cooling & haven't seen what you are suggesting tried yet.
Who knows, You may have found the next big thing in CPU cooling.

Scrape up some working components you don't care about & give it a go.

I have a still NIB "super socket 7" motherboard & AMD K6-2 550 MHz CPU I'd try it on. :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:06 PM

"I already tried this off the CPU and there wasn't one drop of water! "

Did you have it mounted on something that was putting out steady heat while it was cooling ?

The only way to know how it will work is to actually try it.

I have read articles on all sorts of computer/CPU cooling, from everything being submerged in mineral oil to water cooling & haven't seen what you are suggesting tried yet.
Who knows, You may have found the next big thing in CPU cooling.

Scrape up some working components you don't care about & give it a go.

I have a still NIB "super socket 7" motherboard & AMD K6-2 550 MHz CPU I'd try it on. :thumbsup:

Sorry I don't know what the heck I'm typing... I didn't try it, I just put a cloth over it and there wasn't much water on it.

Of course, it was the middle of the night and the last day of school so.....

Edited by 21stCenturyBreakdown, 09 June 2009 - 06:08 PM.





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