Thinktank Revision 2.0
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May 16, 2008, 07:35 AM
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I'd like it to go colder than -50.
Here's the deal ;
I can't use straight LN2.I'm pretty sure if you just poured LN2 on a running motherboard it would immediatly die.Thermal shock is no joke.
By using Isopropanol and dry ice , I can bring the temp down reasonably slowly, thus minimizing the effects of thermal shock.
Secondly , the physical requirements of a tank/recirc system designed to handle LN2 is a lot more mechanically demanding.And expensive.
I'm really not sure LN2 would be any safer.While using flammable solvents seems really dangerous , in reality , flammable solvents are used every day in industrial applications.As long as the correct protocols are followed , it's really no big deal.
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