The History of Water Cooling

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What are the origins of PC water cooling and how has it changed over the years?
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Cyr Yak
Cyr Yak Prieš 6 dienų
Tell your sponsor the worst way for people to be interested in their product is to oblige people to register just to see the product specification.... WTF? The only information they give if you're not registered are sales number.... Who f****ng cares about that? I want specifications, if I can't get thoses without registering, giving an email adress and so on.... You can make the most beautiful keyboard in the world, I'll never buy it if I can't look at the specification easily....
Gadmek Prieš 6 dienų
For a class (a long time ago) I had a group where we built a liquid submerged computer. The entire mobo was dunked in flourinert oil (in a custom fish tank of a case lol) which got pumped through a minifridge (and custom exchanger) to cool it. Our professor thought we were crazy, but it worked! super glad that there's AIO's and commercially available systems now instead.
Eric Prieš 19 dienų
Watercoolers are for fools.
X Fade
X Fade Prieš 27 dienų
i had a friend who used a car radiator, he made his own stuff for it to work.
Tyler Journeaux
Tyler Journeaux Prieš 27 dienų
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 Legend
Cool Legend Prieš 28 dienų
Early SuperComputers lol
RyzenLevels Prieš mėn
im good at water cooling 🤤😏😏😏😏
zodiacfml Prieš mėn
Water cooling should be history. It is not worth it in today's power efficient CPUs
Luke Dethomas
Luke Dethomas Prieš mėn
Tell Linus I want super soaker water cooler
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer Prieš mėn
Water-cooled my toaster in the tub, once in a lifetime experience :)
Danar Septiyanto
Danar Septiyanto Prieš mėn
2:05 What a terrible fucking logo. The typography dude.. what's with that?
TheRocketLombax Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
super soaker cooled Pc would make an awesome video
Video Nomad
Video Nomad Prieš mėn
Was here.
Happy Meme
Happy Meme Prieš mėn
History of doge coin.
Eynorey Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
i came from the home depot era :)
Aaron Hendrickson
Aaron Hendrickson Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Why do laptops always have asymmetrical RAM? 6gigs and 12gigs, but not identical stick setups like 8 and 16?
Krusey 55
Krusey 55 Prieš mėn
Next on linus tech tips we show how you can use a super soaker as a closed water cooling system on your pc, now a word from our sponsor....
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whowhatisthat88 Prieš mėn
I still have my completely clear case from 06
Ricardo Martinez
Ricardo Martinez Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
James has taken over Techquickie
Ivan Miguel
Ivan Miguel Prieš mėn
wait, so we water cool our body?
Sarvansh Raj
Sarvansh Raj Prieš mėn
History of Techqickie
Lynx Prieš mėn
.... how did you know my first PC was a Packard Bell from the mid-90s?
helturflippad Prieš mėn
I had that exact Asetec kit, haha
Abhijay Tank
Abhijay Tank Prieš mėn
I saw a pulsewave advertising before this video, performed by Linus Sebastian, wtf
Jonathon Wisnoski
Jonathon Wisnoski Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
My 1st watercooling was that Asetek Waterchill 🙂
Per-Arvid Land
Per-Arvid Land Prieš mėn
2:03 "...began to tape shake..."
Faahd Qadeer
Faahd Qadeer Prieš mėn
Lmao I got an ad with Linus on this video
Fluoros Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
You want it you get it. Next video: Is it worth to buy a ultrawide monitor??
George Williams
George Williams Prieš mėn
tape shake
triadwarfare Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
*Gosh, water cooling pump is soo noisy!*
Aditya Kant Kushwaha
Aditya Kant Kushwaha Prieš mėn
The future of Water Cooling- Water flowing in water pipes contains RGB Lights😂
Ali Prieš mėn
Name of the thumbnail case please my family kept it till I was 4 yrs old it had a pentium 3 build
adamstryker999 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
In a nut shell: Its for try-hards with more money then sense. That never changed...
YHK Prieš mėn
I feel like I’ve seen this before
Drew Knoll-Owen
Drew Knoll-Owen Prieš mėn
Back in the 60s we had air-cooled cars and water-cooled computers!
Lorenzo Porciani
Lorenzo Porciani Prieš mėn
History of the entire water cooling, I guess
Chloe Degurechaff
Chloe Degurechaff Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Really wish you'd stop conflating all "liquid" cooling solutions with "water".
neo0031 Prieš mėn
This one should have been hosted by Luke, all things considered.
The Kombinator
The Kombinator Prieš mėn
In high school (2000) my friend built his own using a GM heater core and some piping. Never had a problem with it.
ReefMimic Prieš mėn
Wow this was an ideal bedtime story 👌🏻 put me straight to sleep 💤
neppakyo Prieš mėn
Nice to see major hardware pop up on this
McFluff Prieš mėn
T.K. Tronix
T.K. Tronix Prieš mėn
Major ist now in the Aircooler Party ...
gameflux Prieš mėn
Cool !
Mohammed AlAttar
Mohammed AlAttar Prieš mėn
Next project proposal water cooled Mac Pro 2021 lol
James M.
James M. Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
History of water cooling: Asetek sues everyone and anyone for it
souta95 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
The History of Water Cooling tl;dr: . It's Shit.
Dno Od Spodu
Dno Od Spodu Prieš mėn
Annoying person you are; sir
Aurobindo Ghosh
Aurobindo Ghosh Prieš mėn
why not use r32 refrigerant?
JayVal90 Prieš mėn
Hey you’ve got a booger in your nose.
Jonathan Cruz69
Jonathan Cruz69 Prieš mėn
I want James hairstyle
Norepi Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Tech Quickie
Joshua Midgette
Joshua Midgette Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Great video, though I seemed to have missed the falling Linus.
Corey Schlueter
Corey Schlueter Prieš mėn
3:01 "thunk" is not a word. Frickin weidio!
poipoi300 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
@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 Prieš mėn
You introduced me to something new. Thank you!
medwardl Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Please build the Super Soaker PC on LTT :)
Vyond Prieš mėn
Water cooling forever
Monty Prieš mėn
Why water and not coolants
Martin Torlop Boss
Martin Torlop Boss Prieš mėn
how about ethernet connection speed in tv's, why are they not 1Gbit?
marcopolo208 Prieš mėn
Didn't they watercool their weapon barrels in WW1?
AustynSN Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Is water cooling about to die in the consumer market?, or is it here to stay?
ShaOryDow Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Nice tropic
Rodrigo Ferreira Maciel
Rodrigo Ferreira Maciel Prieš mėn
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
Mäkki Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Good to see Major Hardware showcased with a clip here!
Techalyzer Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
motorcycle radiators and aquarium pumps
Michael Mast
Michael Mast Prieš mėn
Guess we will see Linus with Super Soakers in the near future.
JackSleeps Prieš mėn
i got an ad with linus in it, on this channel.
Elements Prieš mėn
miss the void
JTX105 Lopez
JTX105 Lopez Prieš mėn
3:37 Challenge Accepted
utilitarian looking ?
Sheri Something Something
Sheri Something Something Prieš mėn
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 Prieš mėn
Microsoft just putting their computers underwater.
DP Custom
DP Custom Prieš mėn
Wish the keyboard was wireless
MCID47 Prieš mėn
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