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Unread 11-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: oil cooling without submerging!!!!

To avoid noise, you want better cooling. Water or a water / antifreeze mixture will work better than oil for heat conducting and transfer. (I'm pretty sure)

I'd rather have water or antifreeze on my board than oil. I've dumped distilled water on a board in a running system while topping off a loop once. I patted it with a paper towel and the mess was gone and the machine didn't even freeze. Computer boards are laminated... and water is a poor conductor. Corrosion in a PCIe slot can SUCK though... ruined a video card for me, but a good cleaning with alcohol and a tooth brush seemed to revive the board.

Bottom line, oil is a bad idea. Unless you can show me some numbers saying it conducts heat better than water...
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