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Old 2003-08-06, 18:56   #1
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Default Water Cooling.

It had to happen sometime . . . a water cooled video card.
http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/product.php?productid=16926&cat=308
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Old 2003-08-07, 01:08   #2
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And I complain because nobody has the ISA slot anymore, making me retire perfectly good farm vids.
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Old 2003-08-07, 05:06   #3
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ISA slot motherboards are still around - though finding new ones requires a search for "Industrial" motherboards, which tend to be pricy.

Lotta good older motherboards with ISA slot(s) still in common usage, though, like the ABit KT7A - and some of them support cutrrent CPUs, though not as efficiently as more-current MBs do.
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Old 2003-08-07, 08:37   #4
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Oh ... when I saw the title I though this was going to be about those nuclear reactors in Europe that are having to be hosed-down to keep cool.

Parts of Europe have had a really bad heat wave for a few weeks - all the rivers are running low, and the river water is heating up. The nuclear reactors can't get their usual amount of river water for the cooling towers, and what they do get is less effective because of its warmth. What I heard on radio is that some reactor utilities have hooked up hoses to water supplies that are independent of the river, and have guys spraying water all over the outside walls of the containment building all day. They say it makes about a 10-20 degree difference in temperature inside the building.

But that's not what this thread is about ... :)
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Old 2003-08-07, 13:33   #5
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Oh ... when I saw the title I though this was going to be about those nuclear reactors in Europe that are having to be hosed-down to keep cool.
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But that's not what this thread is about ... :)
Maybe they should buy a few hundred thousand of these video cards without a GPU. That would cool down something. ;)
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Old 2003-08-07, 16:04   #6
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Is "water cooling" anything like "beer cooling" but without the end product tasting as good?


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Old 2003-08-07, 16:14   #7
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Oh ... when I saw the title I though this was going to be about those nuclear reactors in Europe that are having to be hosed-down to keep cool.

Parts of Europe have had a really bad heat wave for a few weeks - all the rivers are running low, and the river water is heating up. The nuclear reactors can't get their usual amount of river water for the cooling towers, and what they do get is less effective because of its warmth. What I heard on radio is that some reactor utilities have hooked up hoses to water supplies that are independent of the river, and have guys spraying water all over the outside walls of the containment building all day. They say it makes about a 10-20 degree difference in temperature inside the building.

But that's not what this thread is about ... :)
When I was little, my dad used to put a sprinkler on top of the house on really hot days. Made a huge difference. Water absorbs a ton of heat.
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Old 2003-08-07, 16:36   #8
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I think it has something to do with the "latent heat of vaporization"...
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Old 2003-08-07, 18:12   #9
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I think it has something to do with the "latent heat of vaporization"...
Nothing "sensible" about that...
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Old 2003-08-08, 15:28   #10
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...Water absorbs a ton of heat...
Tis true, but if you want to cool it without losing any to evaporation, then you got a job to do... :D
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