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Processor Option Cooling Kit for Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110292D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mansuria, MS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is cooling enhancement apparatus for use with a processor card option requiring additional cooling within a personal computer. A fan in a duct is used, together with air baffles, to direct additional cooling air past specific modules in a processor complex.

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Processor Option Cooling Kit for Personal Computers

       Disclosed is cooling enhancement apparatus for use with a
processor card option requiring additional cooling within a personal
computer.  A fan in a duct is used, together with air baffles, to
direct additional cooling air past specific modules in a processor
complex.

      A personal computer system 1 within a cover assembly 2 includes
storage devices 4, such as magnetic disk drives, a power supply 6,
and a system board 8, to which a processor assembly 10, a number of
optional feature cards 12, and memory cards 14 are attached.

      Overall cooling of system 1 is provided by an exhaust fan 41
within power supply 6, which pushes air outward through a pattern of
slots 16 in cover assembly 2, and by an intake fan 18, which blows
air among the various feature cards 12 and processor assembly 10.
Various intake slots 20 for cooling air are also provided in cover
assembly 2, and various slots are provided in the case of power
supply 6 to provide for the inward flow of air.

      Processor assembly 10 includes a base card 22, attached to
system board 8, and a processor card 24 attached to base card 22 by
means of a connector 26.  Processor card 24 includes a processor
module 28 and one or more support modules 30, each of which is
attached to a heat sink with an array of outward extending cooling
pins 32.  This arrangement allows system 1 to be upgraded to a new
type of processor unit by changing the...