Ten stupid things engineers do to mess their cooling

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alglove
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Ten stupid things engineers do to mess their cooling

Post by alglove » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:50 pm

An amusing list compiled by Electronics Cooling magazine a few years ago. Fess up, guys. How many of you have fallen for these? http://www.electronics-cooling.com/html ... an_a3.html

Finally, I know where that dumb "every 10°C drop doubles the life" myth comes from.

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Re: Ten stupid things engineers do to mess their cooling

Post by Mar. » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:55 pm

alglove wrote:An amusing list compiled by Electronics Cooling magazine a few years ago. Fess up, guys. How many of you have fallen for these? http://www.electronics-cooling.com/html ... an_a3.html

Finally, I know where that dumb "every 10°C drop doubles the life" myth comes from.
I'm definitely guilty of #8.
~mar.

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Post by sthayashi » Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:41 pm

I'm guilty of committing #1, am close to committing #3, may unknowingly be guilty of #5, VERY guilty of #7.

I'm kinda guilty of #4 due to SPCR. I utilize the fingermark test on the PSU exhaust to determine whether or not its adequately cooled.
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Post by alglove » Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:22 pm

Very guilty of #7, ignoring the cold end? I am curious, what do you deal with that involves cold temperatures?

I myself have trial-and-errored my way through #3, am too simple-minded to even deal with #5, and #10 reminds me a lot of my office.

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