quote: um if you're running an AC unit into your computer I think condensation is going to be another part of your troubles.
quote: Am I missing something here?
quote: The basic problem is such engines have difficulty varying their power level while still remaining efficient.
quote: I don't think so. Let's be honest. First of all an axial fan (as small as that one) can't really create any pressure at all. In the picture there's a big gap between the heatsink and the fan. There's no way that fan can really move air through that heatsink without ridiculous rpm (and noise).
quote: And of course the mechanical energy is converted right back into heat in the operation of the fan -- the second law of thermodynamics.
quote: the heat generated from the motion of the air itself will exactly equal the energy used to power the fan. Inescapable.
quote: This is awesome, I can't believe no one thought of this before. The speed of the fan will be dictated by the heat of the chip--a perfect relationship. Because it takes 70% of thermal energy and converts it to kinetic, that's a 70% reduction in heat on the chip, in all theory. Have to see how well it does in practice of course, but a very nifty idea.