Cooling A Computer With Oil

Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil: Common sense dictates that submerging your high-end PC in cooking oil is not a good idea. But, of course, engineering feats and science breakthroughs were made possible by those who dared to explore the realms of the non-conventional. They recommend motor oil, although they used vegetable oil. I wonder when you’d have to change the oil?

There’s A Bee In My…

My new computer is dying. There are three fans in it: one on the CPU, one on the video card, and one for the motherboard’s chipset (NVIDIA nForce4). A month ago a loud buzzing sound started emanating from the computer case, sounding like a big-ass bee stuck in a glass jar; and then a few days later the computer froze with the BIOS message: Chip fan is running at a

Building A Computer

I finally bought a new computer. I bought it in pieces from (I’ll post about them later), who are on the other side of Canada, but with shipping it was still cheaper than buying the equivalent pre-assembled PC. It arrived in less than a week. Here’s the important stuff: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU ASUS A8N-E Motherboard Seagate 7200.7 120GB Hard Drive OCZ Dual Channel Premier 2X512MB DDR ATI