I’m going to run a few tests on a motherboard and CPU in various situations to test out temp differences. This project doesn’t really have much purpose apart from sheer curiousity.
So here we have the test rig, an AMD Athlon x2 machine with a socket AM2 board. 1GB ram running Ubuntu Server.
First off, obvious essential thing to do would be new thermal paste!
All done and running! Time for some basic room temp tests.
With the stock AMD cooler and room temp (about 19c?) it hits:
This is the idle temp, I will be using a program called “stress” to push the CPU and raise the temp.
Once installed, i ran the program..
The end result of stressing the machine was:
So after this quick test, it was time for our first experiment… I chose to put the machine outside as it is a clear but cold night so i was curious what temps i would get with the stock cooler outside.
9c idle and 30c under full load… Crazy!
I had a think about when else to do regarding cooling… I have done water cooling before with a CPU block and radiator etc but that is boring… I want to think out of the box.
Are you ready for this insanity?
Cooking oil cooling!
I want to see what will happen with the cpu and motherboard submerged in liquid. Obviously, you can’t use water or even distilled water. Cooking oil/mineral water however… Does not conduct electricity.
All full and ready for the big switch on!
It’s alive! Idle temp:
Stress test temp:
I moved the fan so the oil would circulate more
This decreased the temps by up to 4c! there is something very amusing about the oil flowing through the fan and heat sink ha!