The History of Water Cooling

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个月 前

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What are the origins of PC water cooling and how has it changed over the years?
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X Fade
X Fade 天 前
i had a friend who used a car radiator, he made his own stuff for it to work.
Tyler Journeaux
Tyler Journeaux 天 前
This is a silly topic, but I need LMG to cover it: NUTS. Why is it that when you type "NUTS" extremely fast, computers typically interpret it as "NTUS" - even if you film yourself in slow motion hitting the keys in the correct order N-U-T-S. This effect really does work... but why? What causes it? LMG needs to investigate this mystery!
Cool Legends Gaming
Cool Legends Gaming 2 天 前
Early SuperComputers lol
RyzenLevels 5 天 前
im good at water cooling 🤤😏😏😏😏
zodiacfml 7 天 前
Water cooling should be history. It is not worth it in today's power efficient CPUs
Luke Dethomas
Luke Dethomas 7 天 前
Tell Linus I want super soaker water cooler
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 10 天 前
Water-cooled my toaster in the tub, once in a lifetime experience :)
Danar Septiyanto
Danar Septiyanto 11 天 前
2:05 What a terrible fucking logo. The typography dude.. what's with that?
TheRocketLombax 14 天 前
My grandpa worked at the Simon Fraser University computer lab in the early 70's and to cool the computers, they had magnetic locked doors that closed the room and filled it with halogen to cool the computers down.
sebastian bruscino
sebastian bruscino 16 天 前
super soaker cooled Pc would make an awesome video
Video Nomad
Video Nomad 17 天 前
Was here.
Happy Meme
Happy Meme 17 天 前
History of doge coin.
Eynorey 17 天 前
I still have a piece of water cooling history here - a classic black Zalman Reserator passive watercooling system with that huuuge space-age res/radiator monolith besides your PC tower haha
Tra Bee
Tra Bee 18 天 前
When he said "And speaking of cheaper" I assumed it was a segue to an advert and was ready to start tapping the right arrow button.
Cero 22 天 前
i came from the home depot era :)
Aaron Hendrickson
Aaron Hendrickson 23 天 前
I want you guys to do some of those old water cooling setups. I'll like to see the car radiator cooling method with gpu and CPU on it fully cranked.
Zaptosis 23 天 前
I don't like water cooling that much, I will happily use air cooling because it's cheaper & just as effective. If I build a new computer anytime soon it'll be Ryzen, & I'll probably just use the included cooler in the box because the Ryzen coolers are so good already for anything non-overclocking. I have an older AMD FX-8350 right now which is working perfectly & I have no intention of upgrading my CPU anytime soon. Plus it has 8 cores @ 4ghz, like holy poop for 2012 technology that is amazingly good. It holds up great today, for the games I play I have absolutely no reason whatsoever to upgrade anytime soon. I just don't play very demanding games, mainly Valorant, Roblox, & Minecraft. For intensive single players games like Shadow of The Tomb Raider I was easily able to get 60fps which is plenty enough for non-competitive single player games. So I get 144fps in my multiplayer games & 60 in modern single player games. Why would I ever waste money on making a new computer. I have no intention of going past 1080p gaming.
An Orange
An Orange 24 天 前
Why do laptops always have asymmetrical RAM? 6gigs and 12gigs, but not identical stick setups like 8 and 16?
Krusey 55
Krusey 55 24 天 前
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whowhatisthat88 24 天 前
I still have my completely clear case from 06
Ricardo Martinez
Ricardo Martinez 25 天 前
There is an old Tom's Hardware Guide video that shows hoe they installed water cooling in early 2000s... Even how they driven a Pentium 4 to 5GHz with liquid nitrogen, in 2003!
michael wood
michael wood 25 天 前
My First Liquid-Cooled build was my Z80 with a Cold Milk bottle on top. So yeh I was liquid cooling before most of you were born.P.s it's not water cooling its liquid cooling.
Eduardo Garcia
Eduardo Garcia 25 天 前
James has taken over Techquickie
Ivan Miguel
Ivan Miguel 25 天 前
wait, so we water cool our body?
Sarvansh Raj
Sarvansh Raj 25 天 前
History of Techqickie
Lynx 25 天 前
.... how did you know my first PC was a Packard Bell from the mid-90s?
helturflippad 26 天 前
I had that exact Asetec kit, haha
Abhijay Tank
Abhijay Tank 26 天 前
I saw a pulsewave advertising before this video, performed by Linus Sebastian, wtf
Jonathon Wisnoski
Jonathon Wisnoski 26 天 前
My understanding is that heat pipes are better are transferring heat than water is and that fans outperform water cooling because of this. Yes, water would absolutely beat air if you were just blowing air at the CPU, but that is not what happens. Instead air cooling uses advanced heat pipes to pipe the heat away into a large radiator, which is easily cooled using air. Both desines use this air cooled radiator, it is just the water cooling uses a far less conductive and longer water filled pipe instead of a shorter heat pipe.
Simmy Sims
Simmy Sims 26 天 前
My 1st watercooling was that Asetek Waterchill 🙂
Per-Arvid Land
Per-Arvid Land 26 天 前
2:03 "...began to tape shake..."
Faahd Qadeer
Faahd Qadeer 26 天 前
Lmao I got an ad with Linus on this video
Fluoros 26 天 前
Actually, PowerMac G5 is not the world's first water cooled consumer PC. Though they were sold in Japan exclusively, NEC sold VALUESTAR FZ and TX, which were water cooled Pentium 4 PCs, in 2003 (one year prior to the water cooled G5).
Charles Bunnell
Charles Bunnell 26 天 前
An interesting fact is that when Apple decided it needed to include water cooling inside it’s higher end models of the PowerMac G5 computers due to the PowerPC G5 running extremely hot at it’s fastest speeds (much like the problem Intel had with the Pentium IV processors) it contracted that water cooling system for higher end G5’s to Delphi Automotive which was a former Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors. Apple being one of the first major PC manufacturers to water cooling in some of the systems meant that they had to have a a third-party design the water cooling system for them based largely on enthusiast overclocker designs as there just wasn’t tried and tested designs already in use at the time by major PC manufacturers. This unfortunately meant that the water cooling system used in the PowerMac G5 was prone to leakage which could destroy your system if not caught in time. Fortunately for Apple you might say, the PPC G5 processor turned out to put out way to much heat to be used in Mac laptops and it also prevented Apple from reaching the promised 3 GHZ speed they had promised within twelve months (it reach a max of 3.7 GHZ before Apple switched to Intel processors due to concerns about with future PPC development and the poor power to watt ratio of the G5). Fortunately, it was the luck of Intel’s Israeli research lab they discovered a way to utilize multi-cord in the CPU to overcome the bottlenecks of the single-core Pentium IV tech with regard to Power to Watt and heat issues. Now other processors families like ARM also come in multi core versions such as Apple M-series desktop processor as this allows more power to the system (by spreading the workload over multiple cores without the heat and energy draw issues single-core processors run at extremely high speeds have.
maggi der zauberer
maggi der zauberer 26 天 前
You want it you get it. Next video: Is it worth to buy a ultrawide monitor??
George Williams
George Williams 26 天 前
tape shake
triadwarfare 26 天 前
2:08 Interesting that Asetek used to sell to customers directly rather than as an OEM AIO monopoly that everyone knows them today.
Meow Milev
Meow Milev 26 天 前
*Gosh, water cooling pump is soo noisy!*
Aditya Kant Kushwaha
Aditya Kant Kushwaha 26 天 前
The future of Water Cooling- Water flowing in water pipes contains RGB Lights😂
Ali 26 天 前
Name of the thumbnail case please my family kept it till I was 4 yrs old it had a pentium 3 build
adamstryker999 26 天 前
That keyboard is missing a third of the functionality, but its double the price. So, that means its good, right? lol morons
First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name 26 天 前
I heard there was a thing that as it gets hot it'll generate electricity so someone should use that to generate electricity from the heat of their PC
Ky0l 26 天 前
In a nut shell: Its for try-hards with more money then sense. That never changed...
YHK 26 天 前
I feel like I’ve seen this before
Drew Knoll-Owen
Drew Knoll-Owen 26 天 前
Back in the 60s we had air-cooled cars and water-cooled computers!
Lorenzo Porciani
Lorenzo Porciani 26 天 前
History of the entire water cooling, I guess
Chloe Degurechaff
Chloe Degurechaff 27 天 前
Fun fact the Powermac g5 used green universal Coolant as its liquid. which probably is why most of them are dead now XD.
Kenneth Kolano
Kenneth Kolano 27 天 前
Really wish you'd stop conflating all "liquid" cooling solutions with "water".
neo0031 27 天 前
This one should have been hosted by Luke, all things considered.
The Kombinator
The Kombinator 27 天 前
In high school (2000) my friend built his own using a GM heater core and some piping. Never had a problem with it.
ReefMimic 27 天 前
Wow this was an ideal bedtime story 👌🏻 put me straight to sleep 💤
neppakyo 27 天 前
Nice to see major hardware pop up on this
McFluff 27 天 前
T.K. Tronix
T.K. Tronix 27 天 前
Major ist now in the Aircooler Party ...
gameflux 28 天 前
Cool !
Mohammed AlAttar
Mohammed AlAttar 28 天 前
Next project proposal water cooled Mac Pro 2021 lol
James M.
James M. 28 天 前
I disassembled a Cray super computer single rack the was water cooled. The processors, co-processors and memory were all mounted on slide in blades. The coolant flowed around inside the blade. It was a really awesome setup. The coolant connectors were on the face of the blade and the electrical connectors were on the back. The CPU blades had 8 x486 processors on each side with two co-processors per CPU and 8 RAM chips. There were also 4 FPGAs on each side. Nothing had and cooling fins or anything of the like. The rack had 16 blades. That thing must have been a beast of a machine when it was first built.
SuperQBoi 28 天 前
History of water cooling: Asetek sues everyone and anyone for it
souta95 28 天 前
Some early high powered radio transmitters and amplifires used water cooling. Perhaps the most famous was the 100kW unit from radio station WLW in Ohio. It had Pyrex glass pipes to carry the coolant.
Speedy 28 天 前
The History of Water Cooling tl;dr: . It's Shit.
Hanunija 28 天 前
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Dno Od Spodu
Dno Od Spodu 28 天 前
Annoying person you are; sir
Aurobindo Ghosh
Aurobindo Ghosh 28 天 前
why not use r32 refrigerant?
JayVal90 28 天 前
Hey you’ve got a booger in your nose.
Jonathan Cruz69
Jonathan Cruz69 28 天 前
I want James hairstyle
Norepi 28 天 前
I can't help but feel like too much was left out of the video for me to truly enjoy the video. What a tease.
Jonathan Cruz69
Jonathan Cruz69 28 天 前
Tech Quickie
Joshua Midgette
Joshua Midgette 28 天 前
Yep, I remember those days. All of the Coolit ALCs leaked which was very annoying. Though I have an Antec cooler from around 2010 or so that still cools a gaming rig to this day. It does have better fans installed on it but the rest is the same cooler still going strong.
Malcress 28 天 前
Great video, though I seemed to have missed the falling Linus.
Corey Schlueter
Corey Schlueter 28 天 前
3:01 "thunk" is not a word. Frickin weidio!
poipoi300 28 天 前
I feel you should have included the project to have water channels inside the dies themselves. I'm really looking forward to that becoming a mainstream thing.
poipoi300 28 天 前
@Norepi No problem, I first heard of it from LTT so I was really surprised not seeing it included for the future of watercooling.
Norepi 28 天 前
You introduced me to something new. Thank you!
medwardl 28 天 前
I still have an old school water cooling setup in a tote somewhere. One day I might dig it out for some laughs.
Dick Salacious
Dick Salacious 28 天 前
I got fond memories of using hose and circlips with the long tube being used as a fill line and was pretty much the reservoir right through the middle of the case. This was back in the 1ghz single core days mind. Happy times. Never tried the mineral oil thing though.
Uthman Baksh
Uthman Baksh 28 天 前
I bet not a lot of people remember the water cooled PowerMac G5! Even I didn't know it was water cooled! Maybe Apple will do that in their new MacPro, for old times sake?
Tim Taylor
Tim Taylor 28 天 前
Please build the Super Soaker PC on LTT :)
Vyond 28 天 前
Water cooling forever
Monty 28 天 前
Why water and not coolants
Martin Torlop Boss
Martin Torlop Boss 29 天 前
how about ethernet connection speed in tv's, why are they not 1Gbit?
marcopolo208 29 天 前
Didn't they watercool their weapon barrels in WW1?
AustynSN 29 天 前
I worked at a Staples from 1999 to 2001 in a college town where it was the closest we had to any sort of computer store. I remember being in awe of some of the computer enthusiasts who came in and talked about their water cooling rigs. One guy in particular talked about a rig he set up, then proceeded to overclock until the thing got so hot it set itself on fire.
Mijc Osis
Mijc Osis 29 天 前
Liquid cooling is as old as electronics - seems a bit weird not to mention stuff like the fact power transmission transformers are all liquid cooled.
The high school scientist
The high school scientist 29 天 前
Is water cooling about to die in the consumer market?, or is it here to stay?
ShaOryDow 29 天 前
I do quietly wonder, are closed loops equally as good as custom DIY loops? Examples such as NZXT Kraken, vs, Thermaltake and Alphacool kits.
Hasanur Rahman
Hasanur Rahman 29 天 前
Nice tropic
Rodrigo Ferreira Maciel
Rodrigo Ferreira Maciel 29 天 前
I wanted a video explaining the science of why exactly we can't mix eletronics and water, but we can with some kinds of liquids
Apple Pie & Cinnamon
Apple Pie & Cinnamon 28 天 前
@Rodrigo Ferreira Maciel yeah I'd like to know too. I know that during the manufacturing of PCBs they actually wash the circuit board in some kind of liquid at some stage
Mäkki 29 天 前
Kind of awkward when you can see from he's eyes him reading that script and to be truly honest its way too obvious. Any better locations for the script screen?
Daniel G
Daniel G 29 天 前
Good to see Major Hardware showcased with a clip here!
Techalyzer 29 天 前
As an IT guy, I can say that water cooling in 2021 makes no damn sense. The chips have become so efficient that either 1. They don't heat up that much anyway or 2. if they do heat up, there is actually no real performance impact at all. Back in the ages of core 2 duos and GeForce 8600, 5C would make a difference, nowadays, it doesn't matter if the CPU or the GPU is at 30C or 80C, it's the same performance.
Static Vapour
Static Vapour 29 天 前
motorcycle radiators and aquarium pumps
Michael Mast
Michael Mast 29 天 前
Guess we will see Linus with Super Soakers in the near future.
DrunkTruck 29 天 前
i got an ad with linus in it, on this channel.
Elements 29 天 前
miss the void
JTX105 Lopez
JTX105 Lopez 29 天 前
3:37 Challenge Accepted
utilitarian looking ?
Sheri Something Something
Sheri Something Something 29 天 前
You're telling me that the Mineral Oil PC wasn't a revolutionary device that would dominate the enthusiast PC space for ages to come?
Random Gamer
Random Gamer 29 天 前
Microsoft just putting their computers underwater.
derek 29 天 前
Wish the keyboard was wireless
MCID47 29 天 前
Nuclear Facility: Watercool the nuclear reactor Intel: And we take that as our way to cool things
26vetrax99 29 天 前
Why would turbulent flow be preferred for water cooling compared to laminar? Wouldn't the turbulent flow generate additional heat?
Flood 29 天 前
Bruh that thumbnail made me feel something.
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