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I wonder if there's an efficient way to convert the heat from a CPU to electricity to power a fan to cool it. The fans don't really use that much power, and as soon as the CPU is cool, it runs out of power, which is fine.
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  1. IIRC, Gigabyte or some one else did try to do something like this and they did demo it at CES or elsewhere (~2007 or 08 ish). AFAIK, it is technically possible to do, but we have not seen any products using this.
  2. Shadow703793 said:
    IIRC, Gigabyte or some one else did try to do something like this and they did demo it at CES or elsewhere (~2007 or 08 ish). AFAIK, it is technically possible to do, but we have not seen any products using this.


    Ah, you're right. Here: http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/29/msi-ecolution-motherboard-transforms-chip-heat-into-fan-power/

    I was thinking about Stirling engines too. Well, I'm not gonna get the patent, but it's a nice idea.
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    No.you really donot want to setup a power plant inside your pc cabinet.


    It's not a great idea to have several litres of water inside a case either, but it seems to work.
  4. soop said:
    Ah, you're right. Here: http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/29/msi-ecolution-motherboard-transforms-chip-heat-into-fan-power/

    I was thinking about Stirling engines too. Well, I'm not gonna get the patent, but it's a nice idea.

    Nice. Damn... I do have pretty damn good memory... only if I can do it with studying...
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