LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-20-2011, 04:36 AM   #16
cascade9
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Brisneyland
Distribution: Debian, aptosid
Posts: 3,718

Rep: Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903

Yeah, theres the obvious condensation problem. Though if the fridge was sealed that shouldnt matter.

The other problems are that you'll be lucky to find any cheap fridges that will deal with the heat output from a Phenom II X4 and the rest of the system, and even if the frdge can deal with the heat, its likely to kill the compressor pretty quickly (due to running hard full time).

If you were runnuing a sealed fridge, the power costs compared to just the computer would be over double (if the fridge isnt removing as much heat as the complete computer outputs, the temps will just rise). If its a unsealed fridge, you're back at the condenstaion problem.....

It sounds like a good idea, and some people have done it. But if it worked as well as people think it should/could, overclockers would have used it as a standard method.

The overclockers who did play with the idea of fridges mostly moved to 'phase change cooling' using air conditioner or fridge compressors.
 
Old 09-20-2011, 11:01 AM   #17
Skyer
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 113

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
cascade9: Bet on it.
moxieman99: I will surely appreciate photos if you manage to get it running some time.

Skyer
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Thermal contact grease between the CPU and cooler? stf92 Linux - Hardware 28 09-07-2011 02:52 AM
Problems with mounting a CPU Cooler Jubalint Linux - Hardware 3 10-11-2005 07:17 PM
CPU S2K bus disconnect? -> cooler fredgt Linux - Hardware 0 09-08-2004 04:03 AM
Cpu "hlt" command and Mandrake 9.2 RC2, how do I get my laptop to run cooler? adamis Mandriva 2 10-26-2003 01:49 AM
CPU cooler software FireIsMyFlag Linux - Software 1 10-09-2002 12:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration