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You do know of course what would happen if
you didn't cool your cpu?
And isn't the fan blowing on the cpu doing what you suggested?
AS A HEAT SOURCE
I fully realize the the cooling fan is cooling off the CPU but to let the heat that has been generated by the CPU to go to WASTE instead of using it as a HEAT SOURCE.
That's the central theme that I'm trying to relate to you.
isn't the fan blowing on the cpu doing what you suggested?
It's gonna heat up the stuff inside the computer...
long before having any affect on the room temperature. And that's the stuff you DON'T want heated.
If you can find away to suck taht heat out of the computer you can probably make a million. On his last computer my son had about 5 fans. The thing sounded like a jet taking off.
BTW some Macs don't need or have fans.
And , I thought we wanted LESS heat any way?
A friend of mine wanted to water-cool his computer...
a few years ago. Nothing ever came of it. Might have been interesting.
I wonder if he could have used the hot water for anything.
Water cooling is reasonably common.
It's used in overclocked systems for which air cooling is not sufficient.
The old mainframe 380
was water cooled. We had a 360.
Actually your CPU fan distributes the heat to the room...
Your PC fan distribute the heat to the room more efficiently.
Look at it this way. When homes used fire places exclusively for heat, the heat would be concentrated in just one place, causing people to huddle around the fire. Furniture like tall, wing back chairs served the purpose of helping to concentrate the heat for it's occupant and avoid the cavernous expanse of cold air in the room, behind him or her.
Unless you want to sit, huddled around your PC tower and freeze when you get up, your fan will actually distribute the heat of your CPU and allow you the luxury to stay warm on your trip to the fridge to get another can of Coke.
Your point about huddling in one area and staying warm is with merits. The CPU wouldn't generate enough heat to heat up a room as the cooling fan would take away most of the heat in time.
I thought that maybe a rather large heat sink with no cooling fan would effectively remove the heat that the cpu doesn't need and the heat sink would be an viable heat source. But the heat would be concentrated in a small area and would be used as a personal heater rather than a room heater.
Build a chair...
... where the tower is placed underneath the seat.
Welcome to SE!
Maybe you just invented something
Certainly both Intel and AMD have some processors that don't perform to standards and must be scrapped. Seems like if you could hook them all up in a big enough array to fit into a furnace plenum and rig a continuous reboot of Windows through them all you'd have a nice heating block.
Easier Said than Done.
It's always easy to talk the talk but when it come to actually putting the ideas forward into an working entity.... that takes a whole different level. It would be great to plug in a large heat sink onto an existing CPU and get INSTANT HEAT.
I was, of course, being facetious
I truly can't see any value in under cooling a CPU as a way to control room heat, save energy, etc. Cooling of such type just redistributes heat that's going to be present anyway. Whether heat energy produced by devices in a home (other than those designed as part of the comfort system) is an asset or liability changes with the seasons but marketing has created many myths to the contrary. For instance....wrapping your hot water heater with a thermal blanket might save you a little in the summer but cost you some in the winter. It prevents heat from escaping into the house but sends a bit more up the flue. In the winter, I'd rather have the heat escaping into the house. Why, it assists the furnace a small bit by not having to run quite as long. The same goes for other appliances that aren't so energy efficient. While they waste some, it's not so severe as advertisers would have you believe.
Also the HD
It creates heat, too. And if you get one of those high-end jobs, they would have to be external drives, they are so hot.
Actually, I have no need for heat right now. Once the heat
is drawn off the CPU, it must then be cooled by the AC to keep the house cool. Fortunately, our electricity is generated by nukes, so it is not a great concern.
Someone needs to invent a way to store heat. That would give us abundant energy.
I remember reading an article
in my office
my office AC is broken and cold is unbearable. it make good sense to me if i can heat up my laptop to keep my hands warm until AC is fixed
get an electric blanket and use it