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hiigaran May 22, 09
niiiiice. whats next? liquid hydrogen?

anyway, ive heard that nitrogen in liquid form can still stay colder, as long as its kept under high pressure to stop it from boiling. is this true?
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XxCrossfirexX May 22, 09
Liquid nitrogen boils at 77 K (−196 °C; −321 °F) and is stored under vaccum pressure for thermal insulation. We use it where i work at, that and CO2
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Player1 May 22, 09
Great article man.

I can't wait to see how high the clocks get.

Enjoy Texas
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The Slayer May 23, 09
That looks a tad cold..

Its pretty cool that you got to go down there. From the pictures it didn't look like too many reporters were there to watch it.

Cant wait for part 2 though!

I say for the next record we should take a trip out to pluto or one of its many neighbors and perform the test out there. At least we wouldn't have to worry about using various gases; the mean temperature is about -380f.
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D-G May 23, 09
Would this overclocking method be even remotely practically useful?

I don't see how anyone could ever contain liquid helium at home safely while keeping it cold and circulating it through their pc system.
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Player1 May 23, 09
The point isn't to use it 24/7 the point is to see how high you can make the chip go.
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hiigaran May 23, 09
kinda useless then isnt it? whats the point of setting world records if you cant maintain such speeds for normal or gaming use? as far as im concerned, AMD's world record at the fastest processor can mean dick. as far as im concerned, the real world record shall only apply to more useable systems.
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Player1 May 23, 09
If you're going to argue that way what is the point of any world records ever. You've seen those guys that put like 300 straws in there mouth. That is completely stupid but they do it to hold the world record.
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hiigaran May 23, 09
no the reason i dont like these types of world records is that the company benefits in sales from overclockers due to unrealistic results. why should a company get recognition for something like that right? if a business should benefit from such figures, they should be something other than the likes of this.

but thats just me being biased. Intel FTW!

^i had to say it
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Player1 May 23, 09
But an overclocker could get those results by using liquid helium. The exact results may very because every chip is different but still.

Many overclockers just like to see how far they can push a setup to see how far it will go. That is why you here about people using DICE pots. Sticking chunks of dry ice into your setup doesn't seem reasonable, but people do it so they can clock there hardware high enough to run some benchmarks.
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hiigaran May 23, 09
can one even have a proper looking computer setup or does the mobo have to be flat for a DICE pot? id imagine so, as it looks like the pot would snap it all.
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The Smith May 23, 09
quote hiigaran
no the reason i dont like these types of world records is that the company benefits in sales from overclockers due to unrealistic results.
Who said the company benefits in sales? People actually buying these CPUs because of these scores are a fraction of a fraction of a fraction in the market.

Carl Poirier

Edit: I put a link to the first scores.
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The Smith May 24, 09
quote hiigaran
niiiiice. whats next? liquid hydrogen?
No actually hydrogen has a higher critical temperature compared to helium. It's around 20K whereas helium is approximately 5K.

Also, helium is an inert gas so it's safer.
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hiigaran May 24, 09
yeah i was actually using the flammability of hydrogen as a little joke, but w/e...
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