Can Anyone Explain Peltier Cooling?

By Vehementi
Nov 10, 2002
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  1. Well basically I know nothing about it.
    Is it better than air or liquid cooling?

    This has always bugged me...

    Anyone, care to enlight me and everyone else what the heck it is?
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,443   +268

  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 3,199

    Erm, isn't Peltier completely silent??
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    The Peltier element itself is silent but you will need active cooling to cool the element - unless it's really small.
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,443   +268

    Don't use active cooling and all of a sudden there won't be any more cool and hot sides in the peltier unit, heh, so you can burn your CPU in no time ;). Read the complete article and you will better understand how it works, that was the idea of pointing you there.
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 3,199

    Yeah, I did read the whole thing, just paused at that part to question that...

    Thanks for the link Julio, quite helpful!
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