Thursday, August 28, 2003


California Cool  

"Silent pump for water-cooled PCs developed--- A new water-
cooling system for computer chips has been developed that
incorporates a clever pump with no moving parts. The system,
developed by Californian start-up company Cooligy, aims to
silently solve the problem that the faster chips get, the
hotter they become.... In the near future, the chips in high-
speed laptops and desktop PCs will generate so much heat that
traditional air cooling systems will struggle to cope. Simply
increasing the speed of the fans used will increase the noise
they make and the risk of mechanical failure. So a number of
companies are now working on systems that use water to draw
heat away...."

Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994086

The original product sounds like a good idea and one that will become increasingly needed as processors get faster and hotter. The obvious next step will be a similar system using a Freon-like coolant and exhausting the heat either outside or inside your house, depending on the season.

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