Liquid Cooling of Microprocessor

The purpose of this experiment was to determine what components are included in an effective liquid cooling system. The system consisted of a metal heat sink, with water being pumped through it. The water flowed onto a steel ramp, past 3 cooling fans, and into a reservoir. From there, it was pumped back into the heat sink, and cycled through the system. The type of metal and velocity of water was varied in order to determine which combination would provide optimal cooling. Three water velocities were chosen, and copper and aluminum were used for the heat sinks. The tests revealed that an aluminum heat sink with a high water flow rate produced the greatest cooling effects. This research is applicable for cooling down high-heat microprocessors, or enabling low-heat microprocessors to run many times faster than originally intended.

Research Done By:

Mike Kramer

Ryan Meray