COOKING on a Gaming PC!

– Today we are attempting to cook an entire gourmet meal using nothing but a Ryzen processor If that sounds like a terrible idea to you, then you'd be correct

This video is sponsored by Express VPN who were kind enough to well enable this madness So Express VPN is your one stop shop to keep your entire online browsing habits safe and secure So definitely be sure to go check them out at the link in the description, but for now, well, we have a very questionable idea So the way this is supposed to work is very simple So we are taking advantage of a first generation Ryzen 5 and theoretically we will be able to cook food no problem with it

So essentially the way this would work is instead of using a standard like heatsync that you would find on a traditional processor Instead, we're going to take all that heat and put it into cooking our bacon and our eggs and other equally terrible ideas If we can take the heat that is coming off of that processor using something like these little copper cups which we hope is the best way to actually transfer the heat over, then we should be able to get that copper incredibly hot close to boiling about 220 degrees or so or about 100 degrees Celsius which should be enough to cook pretty much everything on the table So as far as building a PC for this, we're keeping it very simple So all I'm doing is I'm just putting together the most barebones of barebones systems because all I really need to do is get a copy of Windows up and running

I'm going to max the CPU with something like Prime 95 – I bought this with this size in mind 'cause this is about the smallest I could get without going into actual like full miniature size – This feels so wrong The thing is that I can't actually apply that much pressure to the top So I actually want to try to get it sort of evenly spread right out the gate

Oh God, that's disgusting – Here goes nothing – Hopefully I get a nice even spread Yeah, I mean, I stuck That actually, that's kinda stuck on there

This is not what liquid cooling is all about, dude That looks so ridiculous – Alright, so CPU fan error is posting in safe mode – 91 oh wow, that's super hot Okay, wait, hang on

Do we even need to get into, oh it's dead It's hot – Oh wow, yeah, you can actually feel it – I think we should probably change the processor though I think first gen is probably a little bit too warm

So I need to get this Ryzen, oh come look, look how gross that is (Austin vocalizing disgust) It looks like someone sneezed on the processor That's so much thermal paste I should think a little bit more So now we've swapped out our first gen Ryzen 5 with a third gen Ryzen 5

The main difference here is really going to be in the fact that this is a much more power efficient processor which hopefully means that it won't overheat by the time we try to actually get it up and running Okay, 81 degrees already It's not any better That is so hot CPU over temperature error, CPU fan error

Now we have a CPU fan attached Let's try that again Dude that has legitimate air flow on the cup I think that actually might fix it, this is so dumb! One good thing is actually I think our job is a little bit simpler now that we know that the BIOS will get it so hot We actually don't even need to boot into Windows, run Prime 95

Anything like that Literally just trying to like sit on the BIOS seems like it's enough to cause major issues What we may have to do is either get more cooling or theoretically, even if it's crashing, it would still work We can just, as stupid as it sounds We can just try to restart it until we get to the point where this actually works

So the plan right now is questionable So we know that it is actually getting obviously very, very warm That copper cup should be hot enough to cook pretty much anything we want So what are we gonna do right now? It's going to add a little bit of butter and by a little bit I mean a lot So we are currently 95 degrees and the butter's almost entirely melted

That's a good sign Should we crack an egg and get started? – Sure, oh, that was literally the right amount – Oh dude – Look at that – That was an expert pour

This is going to take a while, isn't it? That's a lot of egg So the egg itself is actually still pretty cold on the top But if we look at it from the side, we could see that the bottom is actually significantly warmer So we've been here quite a while Now, if we take a look at the thermal camera what we see it's about 37 degrees Celsius on top which is not terrible

Problem is, it's not enough to cook an egg So unless we want to be here all day and slowly warm the egg, I think we need a different strategy So it is a new day and we have a new plan So yesterday when we were cooking, we were able to cook the egg The problem was there was too much egg to cook

So if you actually looked on the bottom of it, it actually was fully cooked but it was only maybe about a millimeter, two millimeters of egg which is obviously not enough So today we're going to be using the egg whites Alright, we're at 59 degrees and climbing rapidly Okay, so I assume it's probably gonna take about, well, I was gonna say five minutes, probably a little less than five minutes to actually properly heat up So do you like to pour the egg whites or will I have the honor pouring it all over the motherboard? – I don't trust you

– I don't trust me either – Alright, for safety – Oh, look at that, you're so smart Dude, as soon as you poured that in, we actually saw CPU temperature drop It went up to like 93 and now it's back down to 90

It's actually properly getting cooked there And the nice thing is the CPU was actually not overheating now it's sort of leveled off I mean, 94 is incredibly hot but that's good prime cooking temperature Dude, that's almost cooked How it's been like three, four minutes

– Yeah – Have we discovered the key to perfect eggs? A tiny cup and hundreds of dollars of computer hardware? – Yeah that So I don't want to jinx it, but I think this is a perfect time – Cheese, do you want to give it another minute? Do you just want to drop the cheese on it – We're just going to drop it in

– Okay, so I think the key here is that we have heat but we have a small amount of heat So don't put a lot of cheese Just add a little bit – I think this is probably enough, right? Let me see – Yeah, that should be fine

– Alright, sprinkle it in Might even restrict it a little bit Yeah, I think that'd be good – That is not what you ever want to see That looks ridiculously hot

But the thing is all that heat is definitely being transferred in You can actually see the way that sort of the edges have cooked through Whereas that little bit over here on the right is not quite as warm So the cheese on the side is starting to attach but the bottom, like the egg is almost cooked all the way through We’ve still not killed, it's now 109

So it was super hot So the thing is, this gives me an idea So we know that Ryzen is actually really reasonably power efficient usually Obviously a cooler is helpful for any processor but I saw a video the other day of someone on Twitter who had taken one of the Ryzen laptops They like open it up and they were actually running the Ryzen laptop completely bare

So there was nothing on top of the processor, no cooler, no heatsync, nothing And it was actually able to play a game and like sort of benchmark and stuff – Oh – Maybe that's the followup to this Once we're done with our ridiculous cooking

Oh, like that, we actually should try on the laptop and see what happens – Yeah, because if it doesn't shut off like this, that's actually really impressive – That's pretty good, right? – That's basically just a miniature version of what you'd have at IHOP – Smells like egg and cheese Alright, let me taste it

Oh, it's very hot Tastes like eggs and cheese The cheese is melty though Should we make some s'mores? – Yes – I think we can melt some chocolate

– I would like to think so Maybe not the marshmallows might be a little tough So I've gone through the trouble now of making a tiny s'more for ants So I grabbed our animal crackers I had to get it into a fine chunk that we can use for a s’more

– Dude, it's so small – This is literally gonna be the smallest s'more ever And for the sake of simplicity because I know this won't do it any favors or maybe it will feel free to chime in But should we put a top cracker? – No, I want be able to see if it's actually melting or no Now if you squint a little bit, this looks like a really cool cooking show right now

You've got like the light behind you You're there carefully crafting your creation – I will call that good Oh yeah, there we go – Those crackers are not going to actually transfer the heat very well

So if this doesn't work, we actually need to knock the chocolate off and then put it back together when we pull it out – Putting chocolate on the cup itself is really easy So I want to see how far we can get with making an actual s'more first And then if not, we can just see how easy it is to melt chocolate – So while our s'mores are cooking away, let me tell you about the sponsor of today's video, Express VPN

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Oh yeah, the chocolate's getting a little bit melty So the problem is that that chocolate actually has like essentially the s'more on the bottom The little Graham cracker is actually not allowing the heat all the way through We may want to take the spoon and just sort of knock the extra I can't see that at all

– I mean, you can see the chocolate kind of glazing a little bit, it's nice – I think let's knock the chocolate and the marshmallow onto the actual copper – Okay, I mean that ruins our s'more but – Oh, look at that It's melted right onto the spoon

That's pretty melty – Not too bad, hold on, alright ready? – Alright give me that sweet taste test – Oh it’s actually really warm – Sorry, is it too hot? – No, marshmallow was actually really soft I mean, it was already soft but like the heat did a little more to it

When Ryzen 4000 series comes out on desktop, everyone's going to come out with their benchmarks Their reviews are gonna be like, can this cook a s'more? Can we cook bacon on it this time? We'll see – You know what I think it's time for I think it's time to go find a Ryzen 4000 laptop and see if we can actually get it to work with zero cooler whatsoever – Are we gonna cook on it? – No, we already cooked, that was a bad idea

– Okay – Before we tear apart the laptop, I do want to say it actually is a pretty nice piece of hardware Yes, it is quite plastic-y But the thing is you get pretty much everything you're expecting at this price point Obviously, as you'll see in a second, the performance is solid when you have it fully assembled but you have a great keyboard like most Lenovo laptops

The touch pad does feel a little bit hollow since it is so plastic-y, but you have nice features like of course a standard SSD and eight gigs of RAM But importantly you do have a fingerprint sensor as well as a little cover for the webcam The thing here though I want to find out is where does it actually come in completely stock I want to run a series of benchmarks and then we can begin our Frankenstein surgery to see exactly how much Ryzen can handle So to begin with, I want to get a little bit of a benchmark

So I'm gonna run a few different benchmarks including 3DMark Time Spy to get a good sense of the graphics I also do have Cinebench which is a good CPU test And we'll throw in a copy of Geekbench as well just to see how this guy performs completely stock If you've seen our video on the Asus Zephyrus G14 you'll know that the Ryzen fourth generation series for mobile is incredibly powerful Not only does it have some of the best GPUs out there but having four, six and even eight cores in such a thin and ultimately cheap form factor is incredibly impressive

So I have pretty high hopes right now So just for reference, this is a system with the Ryzen 5 4500U Ideally, I would have gotten something with Ryzen 3 which is a four core processor However, I couldn't actually get my hands on any of those right now So instead I'm actually doing the mid range model with six cores

Alright, so I have all my benchmarks run So I know where we're at for stock which obviously is very impressive since it is one of these new Ryzen laptops So the next step is to shut this guy down and start the disassembly which I think should be easy So we have four screws around the CPU socket We have our two heat pipes which actually don't really seem to be particularly well stabilized

I think the back chassis mostly holds them on and they have one, two, three screws around the fan So this little die has eight cores and a full GPU on board It's like the size of my fingernail? But now I want to leave this completely open to the air and I want to take some thermal sort of imagery of it So what I'm gonna do so I'm gonna essentially hook it up with a mouse, keyboard and an external monitor and see what happens Hey, it works

Okay, it's working right now, literally with nothing cooling the processor at all, it is working Oh, look at that, that's not terrible Two gigahertz Seems to be working, can I open up a video? A little stuttery, but this straight up works I am using a Ryzen laptop

Okay, very stuttery So my next task, I want to get the thermal camera out and start running some benchmarks and see just exactly how this is working So to test I'm going to be using a Seek Thermal camera attached to the iPhone So you can see that the camera is a toasty 36 degrees right now But when we actually look at the laptop, at least on this side it's not crazy, it's seeing 36 degrees which is totally reasonable

So interestingly over here seems to be sort of one of the hotspots which I don't even know what that is Maybe the VRM for the chip The chip itself, I mean 56 degrees or so is definitely warm The problem is that because I'm using a thermal camera, the actual chip itself you can see in the middle is dark which means that because it's reflecting it's actually not showing me the true temperature Alright, here it goes nothing

Let's fire up Cinebench and see what happens It literally throttles at 038 gigahertz Oh, it crashed, it was working so well, oh man So a good question is why does this work and this might not? Well, the difference is that there's really nothing besides air

That's just sort of hitting the back of the laptop right now Where this is directly attached So between that thermal paste, the copper heat pipes and this fan, it actually can move a fair bit of air and efficiently transfer the heat from the processor to well the air So let's see if this actually works At least it's not crashing now, so that's good

Oh, look at that, that is dramatically better So right now we're sitting at 29 gigahertz What are you trying to tell me? This actually works? We'll come around back here Oh, the temperatures were actually a little bit warmer than they were before

So we're still seeing actually really solid performance, before we were stuck at like 400 megahertz With the actual fan blowing on the laptop? We're now pretty consistently sitting at 27 to 29 gigahertz on one core I like don't even really know what to say about this

Like obviously it's very impressive And now we're starting to throttle down to like one gigahertz but like it's incredibly impressive that we've come so far to the point where, not that long ago a laptop like this would have a dual core processor like two, 25 gigahertz But now we have six cores with essentially zero cooling all still running I mean, yeah

It's throttle city, but it's not dead Okay, so surprising no one the multi-thread didn't actually make a big difference So if you look at the actual score which we should have gotten which is about 2382 that is a big hit with Well, no cooling but it's still really impressive The real test

Can we play Crysis without any CPU cooling and GPU cooling whatsoever? So I'm turning down all of my settings to minimum Let's see if I can actually get a decent frame rate here Okay, 20, 20-ish FPS Is this a great experience? Absolutely not Is it super stuttery? Yeah, but I'm getting like 20 FPS

Come on Oh, it died It died! Look do not try this at home but the fact that we're able to play a game which would have stressed a laptop like this from just a couple of years ago even with full cooling is incredibly impressive So stay in school Cool your processors

Don't try this at home and subscribe to the channel for more ridiculous nonsense like this Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go put this back together I think it’s a little, little bit much right now (upbeat music)

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