Daily Archives: 9 January 2006

Oils Well That Ends Well

Do not try this at home. I repeat, do not try this at
home. The folks over at

Toms Hardware have a story

on using eight gallons of cooking oil to act as a cooling
medium for a PC.

Strange at it may seem, I seem to recall that oil is
commonly used to cool high power electrical components.
However, I have never heard of anyone using oil to cool a PC
via immersion. That said, these people took the time to seal
a case and make other needed changes to a motherboard and CPU
and apparently ended up with a stable, completely quiet

However, I’m not an electrical engineer and I have no idea
whether this is safe to do so I’ll say it once again, don’t
try this at home. YMMV. Insert disclaimer here.