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 Post subject: Mega Zalman ZM-80 for CPU's ?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 8:46 am 

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Location: Israel
Hi Guys !

Just read the Zalman VGA Heatpipe article (thnx Brett !) ... =65&page=1
and an :idea: for a truly promising project hit me:

Why not make the same for the cpu ?
Now, I know it's not exactly a new idea, but I haven't seen this EXACT idea-even as vaporware-anywhere.

So, here goes...
What if we took a good sized HS, drilled some holes into it, and attached a few (sealed ?) pipes
(the same as ZM-80), that will attach to a bigger, higher (case external ?) HS for a totally passive solution ?

The general idea here is:
BIG cold hs+FEW pipes (with attention to thermal distribution) = higher dissipation ability (like putting together a few HS,
kind of like Thermacore Therma-Sink+Therma-Base (width wise but without the vapor chambers :cry: ).
For more info on Thermacore read these 2 threads: ... thermacore ... thermacore
plus go to their site:

I attached a little drawing to demo it:

  |                     | 
  |      HEATSINK       |
  |      COLD SIDE      |
   \\\     | | |     ///
    \\\    |H|P|    ///
     \\\   |E|I|   ///
      \\\  |A|P|  ///
       \\\ |T|E| ///
        \\\| |S|///         
         | HEAT |
         | SINK |
         | HOT  |
         | SIDE |

Is that the holy grail of SILENCE of what (assuming it works ;-)) :)
Of course, it would need some support to hold it up and to stop it from tearing off the socket\parts of the motherboard out :twisted:
Sadly, I'm not that good with cutting\welding\modding etc but it'll probably be a nice challenge for somebody
(*cough* MikeC *cough*) to build... :roll:
BTW, This is my 1st post so be gentle if this sounds stupid\under informed\not well thought of... (*sigh*)

I'd especially appreciate your input, MikeC.

NOTE: IMHO this ... =5166#5166 is a really gr8 :idea: (everybody wins)
that will (hopefully) give the manufactuerers\resllers (a big thumbs up for for their participation in the forum-I'm actually gonna buy some stuff from them next week !) and the users a common stage to interact.
It works for me :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:02 am 

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hey poizen, sounds like a great idea but from what is sounds like, i think that the shuttle mini cube PCs use a similar idea with a heatsink on the CPU with heatpipes leading to a radiator/fan combo that expells the heat.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:18 am 
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Hi Poizen...

I hope you're safe over careful!

Like WantMy...said, the Shuttle heat pipe for their SFF systems is exactly what you're describing. Take a look at for a good pic of it. That particular HSF is running in my Shuttle system now and it does an EXCELLENT job of reasonably quiet cooling.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 3:19 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2003 3:15 pm
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Check it out poizen...


Should make for a good read and maybe some inspiration as well:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:52 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:29 pm
Posts: 4
Location: Ottawa, Canada
A Korean company called C-system offers fanless heat pipe solutions for CPU's and graphics cards. Check it out:

Unfortunately, the English on their website is quite poor, so the information is hard to follow. Also, the shipping charges are quite high. However, if you want a heat pipe for you CPU, you don't exactly have much choice.


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