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Today, pondering about cooling solutions and a little daydream of over-clocking, I thought about what happens to mineral oil at low temperatures. Temperatures the same as liquid nitrogen. I had ...
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- 08-12-2010 #1
Mineral Oil at low Temperatures.
1. What happens to mineral oil at low temperatures?
2. Has this been done before?
- 08-12-2010 #2
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- Dec 2009
I'm not quite sure myself ... but I think it will become "ice" at such low temperature.
I made some googling but couldn't find a clear answer when "mineral oil" changes into ice.
The reason was, that there are several different mineral oils ... of cause I tried looking for isolation oil but found no information about the temperature ... I've never seen a transformer or switch with a temperature less than -20°C ... maybe in Siberia they have such a information *gg*
However if you intend to put your motherboard into a "bath" of mineral oil and cool it down I would suggest that you keep the temperature over -50°C.
I for myself would start to test the behavior myself ...
A tip ... if you freeze part of the oil and wait the rest fluid oil will be cooled to the exact freeze point ...
Sorry for my bad English I don't know all the vocables.