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Is it possible to cool a computer with Mountain Dew? Answered

  I'm going to a con this summer and am building a computer for the LAN party.  Would it be possible to use Mountain Dew as the coolant for it?

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seandogue

8 years ago

I would be hard pressed to use any carbonated beverage as a coolant due to the thermally induced expansive properties of the carbon dioxide..

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Re-designseandogue

Answer 8 years ago

If you shook it up real good before pouring it in would that get rid of the co2? Probably still wouldn't make good coolant. Mold and fungus etc.

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seandogueRe-design

Answer 8 years ago

Oh yeah... hot sugar water...great stuff for a fluid delivery system with an internal diameter of 1/4"... ;-) 

I'm not entertaining the shake-it-up solution...it's just more bad after bad imo...whether the author takes the advise is another matter.

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Re-designseandogue

Answer 8 years ago

I didn't say to would be great. But the novelty of drinking your coolant at the Lan party would be great.

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seandogueRe-design

Answer 8 years ago

lol...I suppose that's true, (although I'll leave that task to someone else. presuming copper tubing, copper poisoning is a likely result)

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Re-designseandogue

Answer 8 years ago

Well, it wouldn't really be a good idea I guess.

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yoyology

8 years ago

I would think that any water-cooling system would function with flat soda as the cooling liquid, but I wouldn't recommend it long-term. As Re-design and seandogue suggest, warm sugar water is a perfect medium for growth of bacteria and other nasties, and when you shut it off, it's likely to clog the pipes. As a novelty, for a short time, it would probably work. But you'd have to flush and clean the entire system afterward, and you might ruin whatever pump you're using.