product of this research was an advanced nanofluid coolant that
enhanced heat transfer by almost 20%. With limitations on practical
heat exchanger designs this cooling fluid stands to revolutionize the
electronics cooling field by allowing increased heat removal with the
same or even smaller sized cooling hardware. Recognizing the need for
such a product in the computer industry, the developers are now making
this advanced cooling fluid commercially available.
A graph of the Ice Dragon Cooling Fluid is shown below compared to de-ionized water.
of the advantages of Ice dragon Cooling fluid is that comparable heat
removal rates can be achieved with the same size components but with
lower fluid flow rates. This can have a two fold advantage in that it
will ultimately save energy, especially at the larger liquid cooled
server scale, and it will reduce noise because of reduced pump and fan
amount of pump work is related to the viscosity of the working fluid.
Therefore, an investigation was done during research and development to
determine viscosity differences. The graph below shows that at room
temperature there are differences in the viscosity of the Ice Dragon
Cooling fluid compared to water. However , as temperature increases the
viscosity difference decreases. At normal operating temperatures of
cooling fluids there is no appreciable difference in the viscosity
compared to water. This demonstrates that at normal system operating
temperatures there will be negligible increase in pump work due to
differences in viscosity and proves energy savings potential of reduced
pump and fan speeds.
benefits in the gaming aspect are tremendous. Testing on high end
gaming computers has proven successful. Temperatures have been shown to
be reduced by over 4 degrees in serious gaming systems. One of the
common misconceptions about thermal control of gaming computers is that a
large radiator is necessary for heat removal. It is common to see
large radiators that are capable of removing several times the heat that
a CPU or CPU/GPU combination can produce. This is an unnecessary
practice because it is impossible to lower the temperature of the
working fluid to less than the ambient temperature. For systems that are
extremely overclocked and pushing the thermal envelope Ice Dragon
Cooling fluid can be a real benefit. The thermal management system can
be small enough to fit within the case yet still be capable of keeping
temperatures in the proper range.
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