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Asetek Uses Liquid Cooling to Overclock Your Laptop's Processor and GPU

Category: CPU Cooling
Posted: March 24, 2012 10:51PM
Author: edwardquilo

Serious PC enthusiasts usually stay away from laptops as primary systems because of the form-factor's extremely limited cooling capabilities. But what if you could install an aftermarket liquid cooling solution that promises your overclocking efforts won't result in enough heat to boil water on your laptop? That's what Asetek's slim form-factor liquid cooling technology aims to do, with an interconnected system designed to cool both the CPU and GPU at optimal levels depending on which component needs it most. A liquid cooled cold plate replaces the traditional heat pipe heat sinks for less thermal resistance.

Asetek was able to successfully overclock a stock Intel Core i7 2920XM 3.5 GHz CPU and dual AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPUs running at 680MHz into stable clock speeds of 4.4GHz for the CPU and 800MHz for the two Radeons. It would be interesting if Asetek also released the temperature readings as well, but perhaps future demonstrations might include those. As indicated the video below, this technology could be geared more towards massive notebooks with cutting-edge mobile hardware. Is this the cooling solution that mobile overclockers have been waiting for? We'll find out once Asetek releases this intriguing cooling technology in the near future.

 



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OrangeJuice on March 25, 2012 12:01AM
Same fins same fans means that this won't really change much. The reason we use liquid systems in the first place is because it's easier to transfer the heat away using tubes instead of building heat pipe systems to huge radiators that sit further away from the CPU. So unless laptops get larger, which is dumb because any larger than this beast it may as well be a full sized ATX PC, or this won't actually do anything.
Munkypoo7 on March 25, 2012 04:23AM
Using your laptop and it leaks. Instant pant pee stain. That's the biggest draw back.
Muchoman1 on March 25, 2012 05:17AM
not the fact that your 3k+ laptop is now dead? i would prefer the pee stain thanks
Munkypoo7 on March 25, 2012 06:13AM
T'was clearly a joke, or so I thought :P
Comp Dude2 on March 25, 2012 05:39AM
Orange juice is right, this is pointless. And it probably weighs more to have water + pumps, even if they are small.
AlexWarren on March 25, 2012 07:25AM
With the price this will cost you could build a more powerful desktop AND buy a standard mobile notebook. Is it really worth it just to be able to play BF3 in the airport?
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Anon on March 25, 2012 02:48PM
Did people even watch the video? It's saying that liquid cooling allows for better thermal management, because it consolidates the heat-sinks of the CPU and GPU - see the video at 0:30 mark. I fail to see why this a problem.
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lol on March 26, 2012 02:42AM
you fail at life.

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