Doesn't the oil go bad after a while?

By Spike ยท 10 replies
Feb 28, 2006
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  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes it does. Anyone knows, you can only fry so many chips before the oil needs changing. :p

    Regards Howard :) :)
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    I'd say change the oil and filter after 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Your mileage might vary.
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    Is that something custom or can anyone do that to there pc??? :bounce:
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It`s deffinitely a custom job(if it`s for real). :suspiciou

    I don`t know if I`d be to keen to try it.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    lol i dont think its real either, i would have to see the actual video. :cool:
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,168

    It's just as well the actual video is available for download in three different formats on the bottom of the page then :)

    I did wonder if it was real purely for the fact that they were running an FX-55 CPU without a fan, and was supposedly playing a video as they filled up the case. That said, even though it wasn't using a cpu fan, it was running a KILLER heatsink which might have been enough to run without the fan for a short time.

    After the case has been filled up on the video, you can see the lights flashing away on the mainboard. Toms hardware is usually pretty good I think, and so I go with it being real.

    Incidentally, these guys have a link on page one of that article to their 5Ghz project. They nitrogen cooled an intel chip, used Corsair DDR550, and O/Cd it to 5.25 GHz - so CPUZ said anyway.
  7. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    k ill look into it :chef:
  8. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 126

    They should use synthetic oil. :haha:
  9. LuminaryJanitor

    LuminaryJanitor TS Rookie

    It's definitely for real... I've seen quite a few of these before over on [H]ard|Forum Extreme Cooling.

    It's usually done with mineral oil or some non-conductive coolant though... because it doesn't go rancid :D
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    vegitable oil breaks down naturally from bacteria and will go rancid over time. Motor oil has some acidic qualities (espcially cheap brands). Synthetic motor oils work well as they are designed not to break down, however, they're quite expensive. (I know I use it on my truck.)

    I was thinking using pure propelyne glycol (anti-freeze without the water)

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