Dry ice cooling Guide and Adventure
I put in dry ice, drop in a little bit of ethanol and immediately, the smoke
of the evaporated dry ice comes out.
The base frosts up really fast.
It is safer to have plastic sheets around the socket on top of your insulation
to contain the water that comes from the melting frost after the run. Due to
this reason, I always do a long straight dry ice run without stopping in between
because the frost on the container would melt once it is out of dry ice.
Here you see it mounted onto my NF7. It was a quick and temporal switch from
my waterblock as seen.
Pop in the dry ice and poured uin a little ethanol. Take note that you should
only pour in very little amount, i use a small plastic conatiner to pour it
in. You only want to wet the base with ethanol, not fill up the whole container.
Too much ethanol and performance suffers, and it may boil over and overflow
out of the container onto the board.
I booted up and went into the bios to see a thrilling -46C:
I have to top up the dry ice every now and then.
And then its just benchmarking.
It brought my early batch Barton to 2.8 Ghz
After the whole run, I let the ice defrost and removed the container and dried
up the whole area with a hair drier.