Sandy Bridge on Dry Ice - Watch Live

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My first attempt at benching on dry ice ever, come watch me make a fool of myself and potentially kill a perfectly good i7 2600k.  The live stream is up now (2:45 pm) if you want to stop in and watch me prep.  Hopefully I’ll be doing something worthwhile by about 3:30 pm.  I’ll be trying 2D and 3D since I’ve got two 6870’s also.

Hop over to Overclockers’ Live to watch, chat, offer advice, and heckle me.

Update: The stream is now down. I didn’t get any higher on DICE than i did on air, which is sad.  I’ll put some more time in another day. Thanks to everyone for sticking around and helping out.

– splat

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  1. splat
    20c or -20c? i've seen others post that there is a cold bug at -20c.

    and yes i didn't do any better on dice than i did on air. i figured it would at least let me pump some more volts which would give me a few more bumps of mhz. unfortunately that was not the case. So i maxed out at 5.3ghz


    They were saying, on the review/benchmark that the best temp was around 20C in if I reminds correctly. Extreme cooling wasn't better; it could even be worse they said (multi lock).

    The best solution was to get a water system and cool the water enough to get that temp. You must have the correct WC set-up but don't ask me what he was talking about... it's WC stuff and my knowledge is zero on that :-/... I guess you need a certain flow rate as you are limited with the temp because you can't go too close to 0C.
    20c or -20c? i've seen others post that there is a cold bug at -20c.

    and yes i didn't do any better on dice than i did on air. i figured it would at least let me pump some more volts which would give me a few more bumps of mhz. unfortunately that was not the case. So i maxed out at 5.3ghz
    hokiealumnus
    He edited the FP article and unfortunately said he didn't get a bit over air.


    Yea I'm wondering if maybe the chip is just maxed out. He had reasonable voltage set, and even tried a couple different BIOS releases (including the latest one not on the hwbot forum). At the end he was able to creep bclk a little, but then his wife called and that was the end of the show :burn:
    Its a good show tonight! I learned some Sandy Bridge.:) Good to chat and see folks from the forum. Very nice stream. Good choice of tunes Splat. :beer: