FUD Zilla spotted the TEC laptop cooler from CoolIT at the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan. Intel used this cooler to push their Extreme Edition mobile processors to 3.7GHz:
The only downside to the solution is the pure bulk of the cooler, as it's bigger than most laptop docks and it requires its own power brick. It cools the air that is fed to the air intakes on the notebook to a much cooler than ambient temperature, although it's far from sub-zero.
This cooler air allows notebooks with an Extreme Edition CPU to overclock higher as the cold air allows the CPU to run at a lower temperature without any need to change the cooling system inside the notebook. Although the picture below only shows 3.55GHz, Intel has hit 3.7GHz using this cooler combined with the notebook in the picture.
CoolIT plans to sell this TEC notebook cooler sometime in the near future but it won't be cheap, they're aiming towards $150 to start with. It cools a lot better than a standard laptop cooler but I don't think there's a big market for this product.
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Re: CoolIT TEC notebook cooler spotted at IDF by Anonymous on Saturday, October 25 2008 @ 05:36:42 CEST
I told Dell they should be building a docking station into this thing to make a cooling docking station for their high end extreme processor notebooks when they are home (which I'm guessing is still most of the time for DTR style extreme notebooks)
Dell probably can't come up with something like this for a year or more, knowing the usual speed which these ideas move at. Oh well :(