And then we’re off…
The Asus board gets weird at very low temps, it shows -1111.5C:
I pushed my 2.4C to 4080Mhz:
Quite a fun experience trying to bench while chopping up and refilling dry
ice for 3 containers.
I then went onto dry ice cooling the Athlon 64:
I shifted the Northbridge container over to the Southbridge of the NForce 3
since there is no Northbridge.
Of course, I had to make yet another acrylic plate to go over the container
for the A64 socket:
Here, you see the rig cooled by both dry ice and chiller. Dry ice cools the
CPU and Southbridge while the Chiller cools the 172 watt peltier on the GPU.
The temperature reported by the Chaintech board:
It pushes the 2 Ghz chip to 2.73 Ghz.
So that was it. Dry ice is really fun and economical, but it can also be physically
draining as one session can take you thorughout the whole night. 7 Kg usually
lasts me 19 hours of playing or so. I usually start in the morning around 10+
am and it was a straight shot all the way till 6am the next morning. At the
end of the session, I was exhausted and my eyes were so red. That’s what I would
call a rogue’s way of benching!