Talk:Water cooling

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Water cooling for computer[edit]

Water cooling for computer did exist well before the Cray 2 (1982). Actually, it was the base cooling of numerous mainframe including the IBM 360 dating back 1964. Ref: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:26, 28 November 2016 (UTC)


Does water cooling reduce computer noise relative to the alternatives? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It can, depending on how far you take it. In my system (the one shown in the photo), I have a fanless radiator for the cpu cooling...but I still have fans for my power supply, harddrives, and graphics card. I would think that if you had a relatively extensive watercooling system that it would reduce the system noise, or at least remove the watercooler radiator fans from the area immediately around your computer (like put it in another room). --Syrthiss 16:51, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

== The G5 and water cooling ==

Is there a website or something that claims that the G5 has water cooling? I have looked for one, but have not found one. Maybe this is false information?

This article is much too focused on water cooling of computers[edit]

This article is focused too heavily on water cooling of of computer components. It should either:

  • Have the title changed to "Water cooling of computers" and remove the section about industrial water cooling
  • Or drastically revise the wording of the article. Nobody in an oil refinery or petrochemical plant or power plant would define watercooling as heat removal from "components". Nor would anyone in such industries talk about "tubing" instead of "piping". And there is nothing involved in an industrial cooling water and cooling tower system that "... can be "purchased for $1".

I am not trying to be sarcastic. I am only pointing out that this article does a poor job of blending information about computer cooling and the vastly larger industrial cooling systems. - mbeychok 20:46, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

I think we can talk about watercooling of machine guns as well. Though this method is no longer/rarely used, it is of historical significance. --Rifleman 82 18:20, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

I suggest keeping this article general in nature (and improving its "generality") and moving the computer-specific parts into a separate article titled, as suggested, "Water cooling of computers", or perhaps "Computer water cooling". There are enough information and developments in computer water cooling to make for a very detailed and dynamic article. --Dderkits (talk) 15:01, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

It seems that it has been some time since the last post in this discussion, but I agree with the suggestion to keep this article general in it's focus, and instead create a separate "Computer water cooling" article. I suggest so based on a significant increase in the publication of articles on this exact topic, within notable WP:RS such as books and credible magazines.
I'd like to reach a more recent consensus on this before moving forward. Any others able to weigh in? Cheers, Carthan (talk) 02:48, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Water cooling in biological systems[edit]

Someone might like to point out that water cooling by evaporation and/or circulation isn't just the province of machines :) Grassynoel (talk) 07:21, 13 July 2010 (UTC)