- Apr 3, 2002
To whoever might be interested: Skip(overclockers.com) gave me permission to see what some of you might think of something I've designed for air cooling. I'm not going to write a lot of details as I don't wish to possibly waste your time reading about something that may hold no interest for you. It's a very simple device that probably would be most effective in a basic case that has only 2-3 fans. With more fans than this the temp. is probably already down to the level that this device would achieve(then again, you might be able to shut down some of them if it was used) ANYWAY, according to a few tests it looks like it could: 1. Lower CPU temp. by 3-5 degrees F. (one tested dropped more than 12) 2. Reduce the operating speed of the HSF. 3. Allow a shorter recovery time from load temp back to idle temp. 4. Possibly give a person or an automatic program more time to shut down if the HSF fails. All this device does is isolate the HSF from the heatsink and bring in cooler air. There have been mention of devices and concepts similar to this, but my design requires no tools, cutting, or modifications of any kind to install and installation only takes a few minutes. Don't get me wrong--almost anyone could cobble together something like this, but it probably wouldn't look as clean and they would have to spend some of their valuable(?!) time doing it. My Question To You Is: Would you(or think others would) be interested in this potential product(for about the same price as a case fan) knowing that you could make something similar?? Please discuss it amonst yourselves and I'll check back to see if its a feasible project. If it is, then I will proceed with further testing. Otherwise---oh well.