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Having problems with cooling? Try mineral oil!

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posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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Mineral oil does not conduct electricity, so more or less replaces the air that normally cools off your system... The system maintains a stable temperature... Not only that but it keeps everything well lubricated... Plus it will help keep all the parts clean as well by absorbing any particles of dust that might be floating around... Seal the whole thing and your parts should run like new for the life of the machine...

I guess the only downfall is you probably wouldn't be able to return an item soaked in mineral oil if it ever failed...

[edit on 17-4-2008 by ElectricUncleSam]




posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 03:42 AM
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If anyone does it make sure to add a radiator to it - 85 degrees C is WAAAY to hot for a CPU.

www.pugetsystems.com...



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 04:56 AM
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Originally posted by C0bzz
If anyone does it make sure to add a radiator to it - 85 degrees C is WAAAY to hot for a CPU.

www.pugetsystems.com...



The bubbles don't cool it at all?



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 07:09 AM
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Haha, that gave me a good laugh... good project to try out with some geek friends on a rainy day lol.



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 10:55 PM
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The cooling definitely needs to be worked out... I'm thinking the benefit of having less ware and tear on the parts being submerged in the oil would be tremendous... Maybe put in in a refrigerator or freezer... ?

I honestly am shocked I haven't seen a mini fridge setup for a computer liquid cooled system... Maybe use mineral oil instead of water in a water cooled setup? Now there's an idea... if your water cooling ever snapped or broke off it wouldn't be water, but mineral oil, which wouldn't hurt anything, just make a mess... hmmmm...



posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 11:03 PM
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Thats a pretty good idea when you think about it. I bet someone has tryed it.... someone somewhere.

-fm



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 07:17 AM
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I've seen some information regarding the problems mineral oil can actualy pose over a long period of time... I should be abled to post a link within the next couple of days.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 11:48 AM
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You guys should check out their updated page
www.pugetsystems.com...

It deals with all of the questions posed so far in this thread



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by Rasobasi420
You guys should check out their updated page
www.pugetsystems.com...

It deals with all of the questions posed so far in this thread


Good find! Thanks for posting this.. I didn't even think of it... lol



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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The guys in the back did one of these in an aquarium. Plastic fish. Bubble castle. Gravel. Looked great. Ran great - until it overheated. Definitely needs a heat exchanger. Good for about a day. Got really hot. We're looking into how to add a heat exchanger without making a big mess. Check rack mount computer for what we do. I'll try to find a photo.



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