IBM Technology Keeps Future Chips Cool

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According to an online source researchers from IBM's Zurich labs have made significant progress in technologies to cool semiconductor chips. The scientists were inspired by the ways nature disperses liquids in tree leaves or even the human body.

With power densities of up to 100 watts per square centimeter, today's computer chips develop up to ten times more heat compared to a standard hotplate. Thus, cooling the silicon circuits becomes increasingly important. And, according to the IBM researchers, future chips may attain even higher power densities which could create surface temperatures of up to 6000 degrees Celsius if not cooled.

The researchers developed a chip cap with a network of tree-like branched channels on its surface. The pattern is designed such that when pressure is applied, the paste used to improve thermal contact between chip package and heat sink spreads more evenly and the pressure remains uniform across the chip, compared to today's solutions. This allows the right uniformity to be obtained at half the pressure, and a ten times better heat transport through the interface, IBM says.

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26-10-2006, 05:56:46

mrapoc
Specialtech have got all these in:

*Logitech G5 Gaming Laser Mouse USB
*Silverstone SST TJ05 Black w Window
*Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail
*Asus P5B Deluxe Intel Skt 775 (Conroe)
*CONNECT 3D x1900GT 256mb PCI-E 256MB TC DVI VIVO DDRIII
*OCZ Gamexstream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W PSU
*Seagate ST3200820AS Barracuda 7200.10 200Gb SATA II 7200rpm UDMA 300 8Mb - OEM
*Pioneer DVR-111D DVD±RW / DL 16x6x16x8x Black
*Zalman CNPS9700-LED Super Aero Flower Cooler
*AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Skt 939 512 Retail - (ADA3000DAA4BP)
*AC Ryan UV Green Complete Cable Sleeve Kit AC Ryan UV Green Complete Cable Sleeve Kit

Specialtech don't have any agp 939 boards in, but Mark has offered me this 2nd hand - http://www.jetway.com.tw/jetway/system/productshow2.asp?id=34&proname=GTDual-STD-G-EC

I also need to buy arctic silver 5 seperately

I don't know whether to buy the asrock 939dual vsta agp board new and avoid the hassle of replacing the jetway for my friend (at a cost!) if it goes wrong. I am getting a 3 months warranty on the jetway anyway. Your thoughts / comments?

26-10-2006, 06:19:05

FragTek
Awesome mate, looks like some good parts there. What's the A64 for?

26-10-2006, 06:22:22

mrapoc
its an upgrade for my pc b4 i sell it for 400 :yumyum: in a thermaltake tsunami with that motherboard possibly

26-10-2006, 06:29:55

FragTek
so what does it have now if a 3000+ is an upgrade? A sempy?

Edit: Judging by ur sig I would guess so :)

26-10-2006, 06:33:31

mrapoc
atm its got a sempron 2600 on a asrock k7vt4a+ which lets face it, sucks
after upgrade the changes will be amd 64 3000+, Jetway gtdual-std-g which ill offer 25 for and a thermaltake tsunami, everything else will be used and ill sell the "discarded" parts on ebay, unless some1 wants them

26-10-2006, 06:49:31

mrapoc
ok got the jetway for 24
now all i need is damn as5 :mad:, which site now lol

26-10-2006, 07:21:29

Ham
Watercoling shop has some afaik

26-10-2006, 07:25:35

PinGu^
yea, sweet system,

looks like u will have to change ur sig, it was wrong anyway :D

26-10-2006, 07:27:58

mrapoc
Thanks dan, although u could have sed that on msn lol

26-10-2006, 07:30:56

mrapoc
also found as5 for 4 for 3.5g tube...1 postage
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