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February 2, 2002 7:54:44 PM

Im thinking about buying a water cooler for my axp, but i was just thinking, What would happen if you put car coolant in it? ...maybe not the smartest idea but hey, just wondering...

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February 2, 2002 8:12:51 PM

I think the newer pre-built water cooling systems come with special coolant, and don't actually use water, so there's no real reason to pour something like car coolant in there.

"Ignorance is bliss, but I tend to get screwed over."
February 3, 2002 3:49:01 PM

I've read that anti-freeze lowers the heat transporting capabilities of watter, but if you use something like WatterWetter it will increase the transporting and prefent oxidation and reactions between different metals (battery effect).

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
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February 3, 2002 4:14:53 PM

Using distilled water is meant to be one of the best options. I suppose liquid nitrogen would be the best coolant, but thats not practical, is it? I suppose someone must've built one of these by now... AMD at -37C?
http://www.overclockers.com/tips422/
February 3, 2002 4:27:57 PM

There are people that have build such systems to get very high overclocks, I'm building a watercooler with peltier to get my CPU temp near 0 C, but WaterWetter is, according to the manufacturer even better then distilled water.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
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February 3, 2002 4:42:19 PM

Being a Limey, i've never actually heard of WaterWetter. I don't think it's available over here yet, but i don't know of any Brits with water cooled pc's. I have no plans for any water cooling, but i was looking at the peltier things, and they look very interesting. Certainly seems like a more efficient and safer way to cool the chip, and it saves having to hire a plumber to check up on your computer. If you get an airlock, it'll certainly spell disaster.

With those peltier things, does the actual peltier need to be cooled as well? or can you just strap the unit to the cpu? it would save a lot of noise anyway.
February 3, 2002 5:07:43 PM

You can buy OC stuff here: <A HREF="http://www.oc-shop.com" target="_new">http://www.oc-shop.com&lt;/A> I bought my watercooling from there, the shop is located in The Netherlands.
Peltiers also create much heat and need to be cooled very good, that is why they often are used in combination with watercoolers. Also peltiers eat energy a 80W peltier is the minimum you can use with an Athlon and it eats almost 100W of energy. The total heat output of a peltier is about the dubble of heat produced by the CPU, a normal Athlon TBird creates around the 70W heat, so a peltier will give you a heat output of 140+ Watt.
I advice you to read a lot of articles about peltiers before starting to use one, cause you also need to isolate the peltiers 'cold' site to prevent condensation.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
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