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Overclocking - powering up the electricety on the motherboard to force more "juice" from the CPU.
the downsides are shorten CPU life span and extended heat.
however, it is not the only hardware that create heat: SATA disc, powerful screen cards and high voltage motherboards do the same.
to prevent the heating we can find computers that has four or more fans, differnt shapes of air-conditioners, tubes running through the tower ect.
I propose this: the tower it self will be built as a refrigerator, cooling everything inside the tower and preventing the damage that might happen from liuqied cooling and lowering the noise from the fans.
for u_man. [calum, Apr 20 2005]
might be eaiser [moomintroll, Apr 20 2005]
||[IT] You mean you can't run a 3V core directly off mains, even if it is liquid He cooled?
||I now it's a bit like buying a better car rather than pimping up an existing rustpile, but I think underclocking seems like the more elegant (and possibly cheaper) alternative.
||Some one posted this a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't find it.
||a refrigerator keeps things cool, less efficiant when trying to cool things. why not have excess computer head power a stirling engine which in turn would power a fan. this would be in support to the computers main cooling system. a dozen tiny engines running off the heat of the computer.
||Or just wait a year. Mr. Moore will
overtake your refrigerator before you've
even finished building it.