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September 22, 2010 3:46:36 PM

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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September 22, 2010 3:49:59 PM

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.
September 22, 2010 3:55:40 PM

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-mother...

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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September 22, 2010 3:58:14 PM

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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.
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