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Heinz68
07-20-08, 09:17 PM
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5315/liquidmetalcpucooleroi2.jpg
I checked the Danamics site, it claims it's commercially available but it doesn't say from where also no reviews.
It looks promising maybe my next cooler for Nehalem.
I wonder how soon we will have a good choice of custom coolers for the Nehalem Socket 1366.
Danamics debuts liquid metal-based LM10 CPU cooler
by Donald Melanson, engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/18/danamics-debuts-liquid-metal-based-lm10-cpu-cooler/)
Still not satisfied by the many, many cooling options out there to keep your toasty CPU under control? Then perhaps upstart Danamics' new liquid metal-based LM10 cooler will meet with your approval. According to the company, the LM10 is not only the first liquid metal-based cooler to hit the market, but it says it'll do a better job at keeping your CPU cool than most water-based cooling systems. That's apparently possible thanks to a combination of liquid metal (the exact specifics of which seem to be under wraps) and a "multi-string" electromagnetic pump, which has no moving parts and doesn't require external housings or large reservoirs. Unfortunately, there's no word on pricing or availability just yet, but judging from the way the company's talking about it, it seems like it's about ready to go.
More details here (http://www.biosmagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=6143)
The Danamics (http://www.danamics.com/) home page

Xion X2
07-20-08, 09:30 PM
Interesting, thanks!

Vanzagar
07-21-08, 12:17 AM
mercury? or some kind of composite...

methimpikehoses
07-21-08, 12:20 AM
I wonder if it works...

Bokishi
07-21-08, 12:31 AM
Yeah, that + Nehalem

Badboy_12345
07-21-08, 01:10 AM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=116476

Im not saying anything... :bleh:

bob saget
07-21-08, 01:19 AM
liquid metal?

http://dc-mrg.english.ucsb.edu/WarnerTeach/E192/Images/Terminator2.morph.gif

methimpikehoses
07-21-08, 01:56 AM
LIQUID METAL IS A MYTH!

Revs
07-21-08, 02:39 AM
Hey, where'd my posts go?? It's a conspiracy I tell ya!

EDIT: There's another thread about this cooler here (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=116476).

shabby
07-21-08, 05:35 PM
liquid metal?

http://dc-mrg.english.ucsb.edu/WarnerTeach/E192/Images/Terminator2.morph.gif

No... a mimetic polyalloy :)

msxyz
07-22-08, 06:38 AM
mercury? or some kind of composite...

Too much toxic (and probably the selling of mercury is now also strictly regulated ).

My take is that it's some indium-gallium alloy. These alloys remain liquid at room temeprature just like mercury and they're not beleived to be toxic.

Dazz
07-22-08, 10:08 AM
I do remember another company many years ago saying the same thing then dumpped it as it was too expensive and performance was only slightly better then heat pipes.

Heinz68
07-22-08, 12:34 PM
Let's wait and see, things change.

bkswaney
07-22-08, 08:45 PM
I'll try one as long as it does not come to life and stab or cut me. "lol" :p

RejZoR
07-23-08, 04:56 PM
It's probably Galinstan. Non toxic, liquid at room temperatures and with very high heat conductivity. Like 3-4 times higher than the best thermal compounds for heatsinks.
Mercury is way too toxic and its usage in such quantities would deny selling of these products in any ROHS complient country (entire EU is ruled out right away, not to mention others). And Mercury isn't all that cheap either...

npras42
07-23-08, 05:18 PM
It's probably Galinstan. Non toxic, liquid at room temperatures and with very high heat conductivity. Like 3-4 times higher than the best thermal compounds for heatsinks.
Mercury is way too toxic and its usage in such quantities would deny selling of these products in any ROHS complient country (entire EU is ruled out right away, not to mention others). And Mercury isn't all that cheap either...

lol. :wtf: I think you guys have become more confused than me!? I don't think its possible that this is really a liquid metal like mercury at room temperature. Especially when you look at that picture. If it was like mercury you'd pull it out of the box and it would just fall apart in your hand.

Look at the other thread that Badboy_12345 pointed out. ;)

bknblk
07-24-08, 11:50 AM
lol. :wtf: I think you guys have become more confused than me!? I don't think its possible that this is really a liquid metal like mercury at room temperature. Especially when you look at that picture. If it was like mercury you'd pull it out of the box and it would just fall apart in your hand.

Look at the other thread that Badboy_12345 pointed out. ;)

Are you being serious? The liquid metal is contained within the heat pipes. The HSF is not, itself, constructed of liquid metal.

Monolyth
07-24-08, 12:13 PM
Are you being serious? The liquid metal is contained within the heat pipes. The HSF is not, itself, constructed of liquid metal.

Hehehe, now THAT would be something to see. ;)

The metal is most likely some kind of Gallium mix. Keep in mind you still need a fan to blow the heat away from the heat sink fins. The only benefit I can see is that it transfers heat more efficiently from the base through the pipes.

npras42
07-24-08, 12:13 PM
:retard: :o

Oh. That makes sense...

crainger
07-27-08, 04:53 PM
::rofl:

Sorry npras42, I can't help it.

LORD-eX-Bu
07-27-08, 05:18 PM
:headexplode:

methimpikehoses
07-27-08, 05:37 PM
:headexplode::headexplode:

npras42
07-27-08, 05:41 PM
::rofl:

Sorry npras42, I can't help it.

STFU. Yeah you... :headexplode:

:p :o

mullet
07-27-08, 05:47 PM
mercury taste funny & when it touches the fillings in my teeth.

crainger
07-27-08, 06:01 PM
Stop putting things in your mouth mullet.