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Foam heatsinks?!

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Underwater Senior Member
Nov 29, 2001
Hope that guy in the pic don't sneeze, because that stuff is about $400 US for 4 cubic inches!


Senior Member
Nov 25, 2001
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Dear Intel,

Please can I have one of your old silicon crystal growing furnaces for a school science fair project........


Maybe there's a cheaper way to do it with tuned microwaves or something, get the energy right to the atoms.


Road Warrior


Dec 5, 2001
"We did work with the National Security Agency in cooling their computer chips," says Klett. "We found a 3 1/2 times increase on cooling potential [using the foam] over standard aluminum heat sinks."

Can you imagine working for NSA? Field day on OC there. Number of computers and computer geeks all in one place... they probably have their own OC forum.

Kid in a candy store...

Wonder if you still need a fan?

"We can replace a conventional designed radiator with a same dimension [foam] radiator but get 30 percent greater water temperature drops," says Conway. "That can go much, much higher — maybe 70 percent or better depending on the design."

Even better, foam WB, foam radiator...the ultimate watercooled pc

For example, Klett says they recently discovered that the foam also has a phenomenal ability to absorb or deaden sound energy as well

And quiet too!