Thursday, October 30th 2008

Danamics to Launch its Liquid Metal LM10 Processor Cooler in November

Denmark's Danamics LM10 CPU cooler, the world's first commercially available liquid metal-based processor cooler, was reported today to have received a release date. The LM10 will land in Europe as of November 17th, but it will come in limited quantities. Outside of Europe, Danamics is still awaiting approval of its liquid metal-based technology, and after one is obtained the company can start selling.
Recently, Danamics engineers claimed to have developed a CPU cooler that will put to shame every air cooling solution available and most of the current water cooling kits. The LM10 has no moving parts and an unlimited mean time between failures. Inside is a yet-to-be-named liquid metal that's said to provide superior thermo physical properties and is circulated without moving parts thanks to a built-in electromagnetic pump. Expect more information next week.

Source: HEXUS.net
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78 Comments on Danamics to Launch its Liquid Metal LM10 Processor Cooler in November

#1
PCpraiser100
At least they tried something new. I don't care if the cooler has radiation warning for all I care, I will put it on my CPU once I hear good reviews on it. BTW, I think its either mercury or a solvent metal that turns into a solid once on contact to a certain surface.
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#2
roofsniper
yea it looked like 92mm size to me too but with the thing on the top it still looks like it could be large. my case can only fit 92mm heatsinks but this looks to be taller than most 120mm ones.
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I so want one of these. Wonder if we will be able to import them.
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#6
Exavier
haha ;)

I think I'll postpone buying my WC gear to see if this actually would out-perform what I would buy; and if it's successful, one in 120mm size would be nice :laugh:
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
Looks like you guys in the usa are gonna have a problem getting one of these though.
The LM10 is unfortunately going to be limited to European Union countries as Danamics is still working to get approval for liquid metal based technology outside the European Union. The new LM10 is going to be sold in a limited quantity and availability but that should change as company is still looking for new resellers.
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#11
theeldest
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Wonder if it could prove to be a health hazard?
Only if you eat the whole thing. Small bites will probably be ok.
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#12
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
panchoman said:
we can atleast conclude something about the liquid metal: theres some sort of hazard, its magnetic, and can stay in liquid form under standard temperature.
and Magnetism is Induction which Computers do emit some form of Induction waves (EMI) etc.
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#13
tzitzibp
erocker said:


Liquid metals are generally very bad for people.
main hazard is skin penetration, and you can imagine what follows that!!!

anyway, is a cool looking fan, and hope it performs as well!
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#15
AsphyxiA
225 euros eh!!! man thats gonna be pretty exspensive. not as much as owning a Thermochill but still. But hey if it lsat a long time and they continue to make adaptors, it could be really nice.
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#16
TheGuruStud
I can build a comp for that much cash (I didn't say it would be fast lol)!
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#18
Dixxhead
erocker said:
Price revealed: http://translate.google.fr/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caseandcooling.fr%2Frefroidissement%2Fnews%2F173-prix-dissipateur-lm-10-danamics&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&sl=fr&tl=en

280 € :eek:
Ouch! That's quite hefty; I was hoping for it to become the nextgen Laptop-cooling solution (imagine it streched flat all on the lower side of the laptop; would allow for near desktop like cooling performance in a very small chassis and minimal noise production), but with this price it will have a hard time to become a mainstream product; at least unless it doesn't perform better than similiarly priced watercooling solutions, which I don't believe it will...
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#19
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
qwerty_lesh said:
DrPepper, afaik you dont need to drink mercury for it to be fatal for you, it just needs to touch your skin and your *bleep*'d.
I could be wrong, but that was how hazardous it would be. Although I believe it won't contain mercury, and that itd be gallium with maybe ferrofluid or somthing.
you only need to touch mercury to get mercury poisoning it seeps in through the skin and into the blood stream from their it systematically starts to shut down organs like radiation you die from the inside out liver i think is either the first or most affected
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#20
Dixxhead
BTW guys, all this talk about Mercury... I thought that material spreads, thus increasing its volume, exponentially to the temperature increase; wouldn't that be rather contraproductive/dangerous?
I understand heatpipes work in a similiar way (evaporating liquid), but mercury stays liquid afaik...

I guess it'll stay an industry secret for quite a while, what they are using right here; but it might just be something similiar to the liquid metal used by CoolLaboratry (although it should be more liquid if it has to circulate I guess)...
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#21
Woody112
If everyone would read the posts before making a reply about mercury, you would find that it is not mercury being used. And would explain the hefty price tag:shadedshu
MERCURY IS NOT BEING USED. MERCURY IS NOT BEING USED. MERCURY IS NOT BEING USED.:rolleyes:
Read the previous post and you shall be educated on the secret ingredients. Neither of which is harmful.:D
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#22
Dixxhead
Woody112 said:
If everyone would read the posts before making a reply about mercury, you would find that it is not mercury being used. And would explain the hefty price tag:shadedshu
MERCURY IS NOT BEING USED. MERCURY IS NOT BEING USED. MERCURY IS NOT BEING USED.:rolleyes:
Read the previous post and you shall be educated on the secret ingredients. Neither of which is harmful.:D
I thought I read them all, haven't seen a post stating which "compound" is definetly used though (as in confirmed by Danamics); the best guess (yours) was the gallium/indium thing, which is the CoolLaboratory thing (or is that only gallium?)...

I just went ahead and tried to point out a further reason why I believe Mercury is not being used, thus supporting your thesis. :o
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#23
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Woody112 said:
If everyone would read the posts before making a reply about mercury, you would find that it is not mercury being used. And would explain the hefty price tag:shadedshu
Actualy mercury is more expensive than gallium and indium so it doesn't explain the hefty price tag, What would explain such a price is that it is a premium air cooler and if it does put water cooling to shame then they will charge as much as a good watercooling system.
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#24
El Fiendo
Nah, they'd charge more than a good water cooling system. More compact and more portable would factor into the price. Also, less hassle and risk.
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#25
Woody112
Dixxhead said:
I thought I read them all, haven't seen a post stating which "compound" is definetly used though (as in confirmed by Danamics); the best guess (yours) was the gallium/indium thing, which is the CoolLaboratory thing (or is that only gallium?)...

I just went ahead and tried to point out a further reason why I believe Mercury is not being used, thus supporting your thesis. :o
It's all good,:toast: and I believe your correct on the point that mercury expands when subjected to heat.
Gallium alone only becomes a liquid at 30c. But when mixed with 27% indium it's a liquid at room tempature, and reportably completly safe.
On the other hand it may be know to the state of california to cause cancer:D
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