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Old 09-24-09, 04:34 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Heat pipes and gravity...?


Are computer grade heatpipes affected by gravity??

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Old 09-24-09, 04:38 PM   #2
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I recall some cases of heatpiped processors not working as well when sat down compared to on the side, but i cant really beleive it, i can be proved wrong though..

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A little bit, but they're all internal wick type heatpipes if that is what you mean.
Typically there is a 0-3*c difference (varies by heatsink) between laying the mobo down for gravity return and it standing up forcing wicking return.

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Old 09-25-09, 10:18 AM Thread Starter   #4
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Hum... I am surprised.
I expected some kind of technical debate to arise.... Oh well.

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A little bit, but they're all internal wick type heatpipes if that is what you mean.
Typically there is a 0-3*c difference (varies by heatsink) between laying the mobo down for gravity return and it standing up forcing wicking return.
Just as an FYI, if you are trying to represent degrees, you can do so by holding down the ALT key and pressing 2 4 8 on your number pad to get the character.
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Old 09-25-09, 12:45 PM Thread Starter   #6
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Just as an FYI, if you are trying to represent degrees, you can do so by holding down the ALT key and pressing 2 4 8 on your number pad to get the character.
ALT 0 1 7 6 also works.... for the ""

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ALT+(number) seems to change tabs here in Ubuntu/firefox.
Which is actually pretty awesome, I've been wondering how to change tabs with the keyboard for quite some time.

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Old 09-25-09, 05:57 PM Thread Starter   #8
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yA Alt codes are windows only.....

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I used to know many of the common keyboard shortcuts for Macintosh option key + 4 for example gets me ¢ sign.

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