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Actually, I do wonder what he will say about this...
How long did he run it for? A few hours?

Try it again and run it loaded for a day.
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you mean duckiho
You mean Duckieho.

And duckie responds!
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How long did he run it for? A few hours?

Try it again and run it loaded for a day.
Pretty much 100%... Anyone who thinks this works didn't take the time to actually consider the reasons why it won't work... It is great... for short periods of time. But I don't think anyone in the history of this idea has had the intent of using it for short periods of time. The overall goal every single time someone has this idea or does this is to create a prolonged sub-ambient cooling system. I've yet to see someone accomplish this with simple use of the fridge and it's original components.

Every single time the answer to a cheaper and more productive solution is phase change cooling. Hate to burst bubbles but that is the truth.
 
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Say goodbye to that mini fridge. I give it a few hours to a day before it blows.
    
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post #25 of 55
Run it for more than like 5 hours, something such as a week on load, and then come back and show us how it handled it. I say, 12 hours and then it turns into a oven and compressor shuts down.
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Im lost as to whats happening in the pictures!
WHAT is submerged in mineral oil?
And - how long have you been running this?

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Well my first mini fridge experiment ended in disaster when I didn't properly condensation proof my E8400/P5Q-E... I knew vegetable oil to be non-conductive.... so I though hey... "why not" it did work great though
I know it's retarded now.... but I should at least get points for creativity..... I'm just grasping for reasons not to call myself an idiot

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=551413
Nice Clock.
What temps did this run at?
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OP
Im lost as to whats happening in the pictures!
WHAT is submerged in mineral oil?
And - how long have you been running this?



Nice Clock.
What temps did this run at?
Ok my mobo was in oil (for condensation) and the rads of my WC setup were in the fridge it ran for about 6 weeks before I got a new board (not because of malfunction) then another month or so before I took it apart because I had an oil leak.... oh and it was stupid I know but I used vegetable oil instead of mineral oil and it was with a q9550 @ 3825 load temps were around 25-30c idle around 16c that was with 1.36vcore 1.32vtt (yeah way high) and I couldn't leave it off with the fridge on or it'd freeze the coolant so I kept it on 24/7..... I may set it up again but not with oil this time actually do the condensation proofing right.....
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post #28 of 55
NIICE.
What I'm interested in - is HOW long it will run.
We all know the physics behind why it is PROJECTED to fail.
It seems compound - but lets see it in a real life scenario.

I'd like to encourage you to do this - and set it up with a more permanent, Stable setup.

ON TOP OF THIS.
Its essential I think, for you to stick a thermometer in the fridge during the setup's normal operation, and see what temps the fridge function at.

Question - can you remember? - How long/often the fridge "RAN" (that is - its compressor) ?
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post #29 of 55
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Originally Posted by Grim View Post
NIICE.
What I'm interested in - is HOW long it will run.
We all know the physics behind why it is PROJECTED to fail.
It seems compound - but lets see it in a real life scenario.

I'd like to encourage you to do this - and set it up with a more permanent, Stable setup.

ON TOP OF THIS.
Its essential I think, for you to stick a thermometer in the fridge during the setup's normal operation, and see what temps the fridge function at.

Question - can you remember? - How long/often the fridge "RAN" (that is - its compressor) ?
The compressor didn't run constantly I do remember that also in my attempt to make it as efficient as possible I put 2 80mm fans on the back of the fridge which made it run less often
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hah.
Whats that - it didNT run CONSTANTLY...

heh - My friend - there are so many people on this forum that wish to see such a setup in action.
A few better pictures would do quite well.

This setup is now no longer in place I understand?
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