What about active proccessor cooling?
Specifically what is the smallest miniature passive refrigeration compressor/condenser ever made or invented? For those of you who don't understand; an active compressor has an electric motor which drives the refrigerant through its hot cold cycle on most of our home refrigerators. Now I've seen passive motorless frigdes of less than 1 cubic foot and they will make a case of pop or beer mighty cold! Are there micro sized passive refrigerstion units out there that would fit in a desktop machine? Since power consumption on a desktop machine is not important and I'm quite certain the thermo mechanical interface/active heatsink would be fairly simple, why can't you devise a G4 system running at 3 GHz? Hell the fan in my current G4 makes so much racket I can hardly stand it! A tiny passive refrigeration unit say the size of a couple ATA drives and a micro tank of refrigerant would certainly fit in the G4 tower, especially if you remove that 4"x 1.5" cooling fan in there now! If refrigerant failure occured or temps reached critical levels the chip could power down to 900 mHz or so and no damage would be done? Is this a totally insane concept?