Look here http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/20050519225638.html this tells about Saphire at E3 selling cards soon, to have a "liquid metal" pumpless cooling units of them (GPU's) Is this the future of cooling??? magnets pulling around liquid metal thru veins??? :lookaround:
In theory, it looks like a cool idea, but I would want to see it in use for a while before I would feel comfortable putting conductive and magnetic liquids and electromagnets in my computer. Also, I am guessing hard drive coolers with this technology are out of the question.
I suppose it could work.
I don't think it solves the leaky pipes issue. If that stuff leaks, what kind of affect will if have on the insides of a PC?
The cream of the crop
20th August 2003
it may be a good idea. i would much perfer a nonconductive liquid running through those veins at a nice crisp 36-44F... but of course, i dont make these things.
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
The term/thread title seemed a bit ironic and oxymoronic at first..:p
Nonetheless, the workings are well though-up and it sounds like an excellent idea. I'm sure it will be very expensive upon public availability though.
Monster_userIf that stuff leaks, what kind of affect will if have on the insides of a PC?
The shortfilm in my head goes, *snap* - *drip-drip-drip* - *crackle* - *fzzzzzzzzzzzz* Might be in different order.
I hope you realise that is is a technological joke, though it will probably be a marketing coup. Aside from the fact that I don't know of any true metal other than mercury to exist in a liquid state at such low temperatures, consider: it will cool no better--on the whole--than any other liquid coolant, be it water, alchohol or glycol. Even if we could liquefy diamonds (the best conducter of heat known to man, and a fantastic insulator at that), you'll still be limited by your choice of heat exchanger. For most people, that's your traditional heatsink or radiator, cooled by local air. That air is the coolest component of the system, and as such it will be impossible for the system to drop below that temperate, regardless of cooling medium. This new coolant might offer a slightly smaller deltaT, but it isn't going to do squat to revolutionise cooling. If it's lucky, it might evolve it slightly.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
12th March 2004
'[+Glasius+']The shortfilm in my head goes, *snap* - *drip-drip-drip* - *crackle* - *fzzzzzzzzzzzz* Might be in different order.
Or like in the Don Martin strips in the MAD magazine:Sizzafitz.:)
Oh this is the real thing... they say that its even MORE conductive than water and thus will cool quite well. As for what kind of metal it is... who knows, perhaps a mix of somw sort... im not sure, i never liked science class all that well.
This would be neat, but I wonder if they can make this liquid non-conductive? Cermanic liquid cooling?