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post #11 of 23
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LOL, it seems to be just going as low as 60 degrees Fahrenheit...I'm not sure that would be cold enough to even keep the cookie dough cold enough...maybe that's why they got rid of it, lol.

I might try to put it on some higher stilts to see if the airflow underneath it could be the problem...
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post #12 of 23
Take it apart.
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post #13 of 23
I would put it outside as a cool-aid/HDTV cold box.

So build an old system inside with MythTV/Linux or other free PVR system. Then you can put it outside with a projector and watch movies on your garage door. It will also keep your drinks cold

Think of it as an ambient air cooler. Your not going to get much bang out of it, and it will not work as a TEC. Coolers like this run with on/off cycles not constant on like computer coolers.
 
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Take it apart.
Exactly what i am going to do as soon as i have another day off work

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Think of it as an ambient air cooler. Your not going to get much bang out of it, and it will not work as a TEC. Coolers like this run with on/off cycles not constant on like computer coolers.
Yes, it does seem to cycle on and off (not that i can hear it). I see my lights dim for just a second every few minutes...i am thinking that is it turning on and off, because i haven't seen this light dimming before except when my A/C is on.
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Cool yer beer bro!
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post #16 of 23
its probably TEC cooled yeah. try to find out what Qmax is.
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its probably TEC cooled yeah. try to find out what Qmax is.
Yup. It is a TEC cooler... you can tell by the HS and the TEC under it! Don't bother using it to try cooling a PC.
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post #18 of 23
If you jsut want to get it working better, I'd reseat the Heatsink with some Arctic Silver 5 Adhesive/Epoxy, and add a higher CFM fan such as a Silverstone FM121 to the heatsink.
    
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I was just trying to see if anyone had ever worked with one of these things and maybe modded it into some type of extreme cooler. I'm not sure how cold it is actually going to get.
yes. i did a whole experiment with one of these. it was able to cool the pc because it was designed to have constant heat from the air added. not too much of a cooling effect but functional. best to use for all th soft drinks you keep near your pc though
    
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post #20 of 23
I would try to duct the cold are of this cooler to your cpu heatsink..
that seems to most eassy and effective. Unless you can use some of the parts directrly on the cpu.
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