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post #1 of 32
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i dont know why i thought if this, but to add a bit of a cooling boost to a HSF, maybe have a mister spray isopropyl alcohol onto the HSF and have it evaporate? lol, it sounds stupid, but just wanted to throw it out there
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post #2 of 32
That is the rough concept of a phase change system, but I don't know how well it would work in this instance.
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You would have to vent to the outside. Or you would risk an explosion I would think.
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post #4 of 32
Unless you constantly spray the heatsink or set up some kind of pump system(something sprays it on heatsink---> evaporates condenses into a liquid again then gets sprayed again). The heatsink would have to be sealed then there would be a collection spot for the liquid and such.
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post #5 of 32
Temperature change would be non-existent. Alcohol is extremely volatile - meaning that it evaporates extremely easily at room temperature and pressure. The evaporation of unpressurized alcohol would require extremely little energy - so it would take practically nothing away from the HS
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Sounds like a cool way to start a fire, eh?
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post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
You would have to vent to the outside. Or you would risk an explosion I would think.
yes that would be a problem. In Ib chem my teacher filled a 5 gal spring water container with methanol and let it evaporate. The she lit it and well anyone can tell the rest. The force coming out of the container was enough to push a large ceiling tile up and out of place.
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post #8 of 32
kind of the same concept of using water in like a tower cooler, the things actulaly work pretty good but space and the fact that humidity really rises in a room pretty quick, if you do some searches you can find some info on them, ends up kind of like a swamp cooler if you know what that is
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post #9 of 32
The volatility issue alone with alcohol is reason enough to forget about trying this dangerous idea.
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post #10 of 32
here this is what i was talking about, go through all the pages
http://www.overclockers.com/articles389/
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