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I have never used icy hot before, so i did not know that the gel is not actualy cold. But their has to be something you can put on top of your heat sink to cool it down. We live in a big world with all kinds of machines. Their has to be something.
like I said... er... well...
oh hey, it was in the other thread O.o

anyway, flip over a spraycan of "canned air" the chemical inside is volatile in open air (read after it's sprayed), and evaporates quickly. that lowers the level of heat in either the immediate air space or whatever object the liquid gets sprayed onto. there's an entropy comment that sounds more elegant, but y'know what? Chemistry and thermochemistry were never my forte.

evaporative cooling and all that jazz I imagine. either way makes it cold to the point ice forms from the ambient water vapor. Just fyi, when it melts it is bad for PC parts.
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Even if you did find something that could cool your heatsink below ambient temperatures you'd end up with condensation and you'd destroy your motherboard and CPU. The point of the heatsink is to draw heat from the processor and dissipate it through the fins and then the fan blows it out of the case. If the fins were drastically cooler than the ambient temperature in the room it would sweat.
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post #43 of 84
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
There isn't. If there was, then we would be using it.
Well like i said earlier, it does not have to be cold. Just transfer heat. A gel that can ABSORB heat well.
Edited by sabbathcrazy - 4/23/11 at 1:03pm
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post #44 of 84
Or, moisture would condense onto it.
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I have never used icy hot before, so i did not know that the gel is not actualy cold. But their has to be something you can put on top of your heat sink to cool it down. We live in a big world with all kinds of machines. Their has to be something.
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There isn't. If there was, then we would be using it.
I use something called a fan...seems to work pretty good
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post #46 of 84
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Well like i said earlier, it does not have to be cold. Just transfer heat. A gel that can ABSORB heat well.
There is no such thing. If there was, then some of us would be using it.
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post #47 of 84
Absorb heat and then what? Just sit there... being hot? A fan can't blow GEL out of your case. You're trying to come up with a method of transferring heat more throughly but the only suggestions you're offering are to alter a device that does exactly what you're trying to accomplish. You don't want anything that absorbs heat permanently attached to a device that's trying to dissipate it, that just doesn't make any sense.
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Watercool your CPU before you destroy it please.
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post #49 of 84
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Well like i said earlier, it does not have to be cold. Just transfer heat. A gel that can ABSORB heat well.

Gel fetish much?

Seriously dude, don't do it please!
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Watercool your CPU before you destroy it please.
Exactly. But instead of water use 100% alcohol.
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