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Baffle Cooling Device for Upgrading Personal Computer Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104737D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dewitt, JR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is a mechanical baffle device that is designed to provide the proper cooling to electronic components when a personal computer is upgraded to a higher power operational level.

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Baffle Cooling Device for Upgrading Personal Computer Systems

      Described is a mechanical baffle device that is designed to
provide the proper cooling to electronic components when a personal
computer is upgraded to a higher power operational level.

      The baffle cooling device is designed so that an additional fan
is not required, in most upgrade situations.  The device is packaged
in the form of a kit so that it can be easily positioned in the
chassis of the personal computer at the time of an upgrade.  Fig. 1
shows the basic chassis of the personal computer with baffle device
10 positioned at upgraded processing circuit card 11.  Fig. 2 shows
baffle cooling device 10 as it would be positioned just prior to
installation.

      Baffle cooling device 10 is designed to create a pressure drop
in the area between processor circuit card 11 (Fig. 1) and cache
circuit cards (not shown).  This pressure drop, in turn, causes an
increase in air flow between the processor and the cache from front
to rear.  If further cooling is required, a small fan may be
positioned on top of power supply 12.

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