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This idea have probably came to mind before.

What if there's a 100ft x 100ft heat sink connected to a CPU? What would the temp come to be?

I know this is ridiculous/
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It wouldn't be as effective as one that matched the size of your cpu, because all of the surface area would be for moot on the contact surface and you would end up having alot of space to cool, but the space needed to cool wouldn't be as cool as you needed it to be becuase you would have to spend so much energy to cool the whole hs.


correct me if im wrong...
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It would be ambient, or very close. Its impossible to have an AIR cooler with temps less than ambient temp.

Also, you'd crush your CPU.................
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It would be ambient, or very close. Its impossible to have an AIR cooler with temps less than ambient temp.

Also, you'd crush your CPU.................
Other then the issue of space and the sort, even if you had a huge fan attached to it, wouldn't it be all for moot because it wouldn't cool it efficiently anyways because the cpu would only be contact with the HS for ~1% of the total surface area of the heat sink itself, and alot of the heat would have issues getting off the sink...?
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Other then the issue of space and the sort, even if you had a huge fan attached to it, wouldn't it be all for moot because it wouldn't cool it efficiently anyways because the cpu would only be contact with the HS for ~1% of the total surface area of the heat sink itself, and alot of the heat would have issues getting off the sink...?
I thought he meant haver it kinda like a Big Typhoon, except have heatpipes going to a huge sheet of copper and aluminum.
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It would be ambient, or very close. Its impossible to have an AIR cooler with temps less than ambient temp.

Also, you'd crush your CPU.................
its only 8229.6grams. its not that much... I are smart, I dided the math
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Errr, from what I understood from his post, I thought he meant that he wanted the heatsink base itself to be 100 ft by 100 ft, and having contact with the cpu in the center...

And I quickly responded it wouldn't work because the energy required to cool it would be huge, as well as it not being able to effectivly cool the cpu anyways because of the huge amt of the heatsink itself it would have to cool for nothing as the cpu doesn't even match it.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
It would be ambient, or very close. Its impossible to have an AIR cooler with temps less than ambient temp.

Also, you'd crush your CPU.................
Just install the CPU on top of the heat sink. or set them side way
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Originally Posted by Chopes View Post
Errr, from what I understood from his post, I thought he meant that he wanted the heatsink base itself to be 100 ft by 100 ft, and having contact with the cpu in the center...

And I quickly responded it wouldn't work because the energy required to cool it would be huge, as well as it not being able to effectivly cool the cpu anyways because of the huge amt of the heatsink itself it would have to cool for nothing as the cpu doesn't even match it.
See, I'm not really sure what exactly he means. You are right about your contact theory, but I do not beleive that was what he was going for. Just imagine a BT that spreads out to a 50 pound cooler
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post #10 of 16
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I should have been more specific. Imagine a Tuniq, but as big as your house, but at the very end, it would fit on your CPU. Would that work out?

Leave out the weight that's going to crush the CPU.
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