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Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Hardware News |

Watermelon Cooler: The CPU heatsink swivel as efficiently

Watermelon Cooler: The CPU heatsink swivel as efficiently

The cooler air cooled traditionally consist of an aluminum or copper sink, the combination of both and / or other inventive alloys , which are cooled by a fan that rotates at high speed. But what if it were the which revolve?

That’s the concept behind Watermelon Cooler, a new CPU cooler swivel, developed by Sandia National Laboratories, which according to its creators promise 30 times higher than the best traditional air-cooled coolers.

Cooler Sandia due to their nature can not be placed on the CPU is put into place to a thousandth of an inch above the microprocessor, which creates an “air bearing”, which is very efficient heat transmission CPU to the heatsink, which rotates at a speed of 2000 rotations per minute.

Thanks to its high speed of rotation, Watermelon Cooler solves another problem plaguing the traditional coolers: the accumulation of dust, which makes Sandia Cooler in one of the most innovative solutions. Here a video with Sandia Cooler in action:

Do not consider myself to be against technological advances, but I must mention some difficulties that might have this solution on computers that are turned off for several days gathering dust between the microprocessor and heat sink, mounting problems, or many other possibilities that could cause that this solution is not as reliable as traditional ones. Only time will tell.

Link: Cools CPU Heatsink Spinning Brilliant 30 Times More Efficiently (Gizmodo)

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