liquid nitrogen cooling a possibility?

Velocet math at
Tue Jun 12 13:11:03 PDT 2001

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 02:34:38PM -0400, William Park's all...
> Most electronic components have temperature dependent performance, and
> the temperature ratings that you normally see on a specs are the range
> where the performance is fairly predictable and constants.
> The trick is just to cool the CPU and leave everything else on the
> motherboard untouched.  So, why not put dry-ice (CO2) on top of CPU?
> You would need something to hold it in place on top of CPU, and the
> dry-ice dimension can extend vertically.  I'm thinking long rectangular
> or round stick, freely held vertically from CPU, so that as dry-ice
> evaporates it will drop down.

CO2 is liquid at about 6ATM and above (IIRC, remembering where
the triple point is from my university chem...)

I dont think you want to mess with high pressure cooling systems...


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