does liquid nitrogen conduct electricity?

  ahales42 00:08 02 Dec 2003
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just in case i build a system with 6 pci gfx cards, 1 agp card, sound card, etc. would liquid nitrogen be a good cooler :)

  DieSse 00:12 02 Dec 2003

It's irrelevant - if it came into contact with anywhere with a current flow (from a leak for example - you could write off the item anyway - it wouldn't survive the temperature.

  powerless 00:16 02 Dec 2003

Yes.

  The Sack 00:21 02 Dec 2003

Yeah for about 10 seconds

  pc moron 00:24 02 Dec 2003

Don't know if liquid nitrogen conducts electricity, but at -196 deg centigrade it would destroy any electronic equipment (and most other substances) that came into contact with it.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 00:36 02 Dec 2003

You building a Cray then? You would need a nitrogen compressor and they cost shedloads. Nitrogen supercools electric circuits and therefore makes them more efficient due to lack of resistance. Anyone using LN or LN2 in a home computer needs certifying as they would be obviously doolally-tap with stars on. they would also display a 'Darwin Award' attitude to current science.

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  ahales42 00:37 02 Dec 2003

Don`t you just hate it when no one else gets the joke

  Forum Editor 00:42 02 Dec 2003

is when someone wastes our time.

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