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its very simple. the mineral oil will freeze and then it cant move so instead of the warmer oil going to the top and being replaced with colder oil its going to warm up slowly the temperatures going to rise. also when you try to cool it again with LN it will also be harder for the LN to reach the hotter oil near the cpu. and also the bigger mass means you need more cooling because the amount of cooling is going to be distributed to a bigger amount of liquid.
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I love threads like these. No matter how many good (and correct) reasons why the idea is dumb, destructive, hazardous to health and probably a menace to the public, whoever had the idea will never give up the dream, not realising that any time you have an idea, it's already been done or disproved.
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I bet it would work great! I vote you do it and make a video log and also include lots of pictures. But don't use some old computer because most of us don't remember what those are, I'd use your sig rig

Honestly, for a 30 minute benching session it will work. But, if you already have the LN2 - why the hell would you need a case filled with mineral oil?

It has always been shown that you CAN do it, however, the temps with just mineral oil suck, adding LN2 to it would make it suck less but all in all, it still sucks.
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You and that Jesse guy would make great friends.
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Why do igloos keep you warm???
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This will help the cooling in the same way that freezing firefighter's hoses while trying to douse a fire would. No flow = no heat flow = cooked chip
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dralb View Post
Why do igloos keep you warm???
They keep you out of the wind

EDIT: I just googled this and learned something lol

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The secret to warmth in an igloo is the fact that snow and ice are very good insulators. I have heard that, between body heat and one or two oil lamps, people can keep a relatively comfortable temperature (say, 10-15o C) inside. You won't be able to run around nude, but with warm clothing you'll do alright.

Apparently what happens is that the inside layer does melt, but turns to ice because of the contact with the snow next to it -- so you get good insulation both inside and out. Of course, eventually the igloo would melt, but igloos are typically temporary shelters anyhow, used only for a few days or, at most, weeks.

Edited by rpm666 - 1/21/09 at 9:24am
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Originally Posted by rpm666 View Post
They keep you out of the wind
...and insulate the heat rather than dissipate it. <- just FYI, I typed this as you were doing your search

To OP: Try getting the mineral oil to increasingly lower temps, and gradually work your way down until you reach the optimum viscosity/temperature ratio. This would make more sense to me than just haphazardly trying something out. Use the scientific method, plan it out with a hypothesis, and experiment very methodically.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 1/21/09 at 9:29am
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Quote:
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if the mineral oil is frozen, i wouldnt think you would need to circulate anything, as it is below 0 degrees celcius
Offtopic question but Your rig says 9800GTX x2 SLI on Rampage Formula X48?

Hope you're not tryin to fake.
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