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Old March 5, 2010, 09:38 AM
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hey, I'm thinking of (down the road) building a Phase change cooler that can fit on top of a graphics card. (the same size as a fan cooler) but the design(s) I've come up with use some quite power magnet's and constantly changing magnetic fields, much more powerful then the one's the brushless motor's use in the stock coolers. do you think this would effect the GPU?
I think so.. I would just like some confirmation.. (and kinda hoping I'm wrong.. :p)

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Old March 5, 2010, 10:03 AM
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I'd say no it won't
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Old March 5, 2010, 02:19 PM
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I highly doubt it would affect the GPU as long as it isn't too powerful like pulling on the gpu and it's parts.
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Old March 5, 2010, 03:46 PM
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Only device you really have to worry about magnets with are regular hard drives (aka not SSDs)
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Old March 5, 2010, 06:09 PM
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The strength of magnets that can damage a HDD shouldn't belong in the hands of people who don't already know the effects
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Old March 5, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Sweet! thanks guy's, I wouldn't be worried if the magnets were stationary, but becouse they are moving I was worried they might induce a current onto the card cousing undesirable effects.
but you guy's seem pretty shure it won't, so I'll go ahead with my plan and test it on a spare graphics card first and see if it works.

thanks again!
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Ya be safe first as I don't think this has been tested much.
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Post up the results though; this seems like an interesting experiment for sure!
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I'm not so sure, but normally it would take many windings of a coil to induce current but.....
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It can build a RF Field, Causing Noise(Not Hearing noise)
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