<div>A fellow (concerned with oober gaming rigs) just mentioned to me immersing a motherboard in something like vegetable oil, and overclocking the board. The liquid has to insulate, and have more heat content than air (easy!), and not too low a boiling point, and not be corrosive. No moving parts (such as fans) can be immersed, so the disk drives have to be above it etc.
<div>It made me wonder if you could then pour over a layer of something lighter, but with higher vapor pressure, to float on top, and evaporate away heat, like alcohol (maybe evaporate too fast).</div>
<div>I'm picturing stacking trays, like the cart at the cafeteria, for diskless compute nodes, and maybe extend the life of older boards.</div>
<div>This may be nuts but I thought all you chemists and physicists would like it :-)</div>
<div>P.S. also Intel (according to slashdot) intends to sell 3-core processors (so they can sell quad cores that have a manufacturing defect; reminds me of the 487 "SX" math coprocessor, an i486 with a defect in the CPU component). Since that means more RAM on the motherboard per core, that might be very economical for some types of applications.