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post #11 of 18
I think you're looking for a cool and different solution to what, in reality, is a simple problem; it might not garner a plethora of e-peen when posting this project online, but I don't see how any fluid available would perform better than a 70/30 antifreeze mixture under such extreme conditions.
post #12 of 18
truthfully..don't expect miracles..sandy bridge chips hit the brick wall wherever they hit it..usually around 4.6-5.6 my sb temps were fine..wasn't going past 5.3,though..they also have "cold bug" NOT a favorite of hardcore benchers ..may i suggest the new zosma chip? or a 1366 flavor? sb chips chips simply WILL NOT go over 6 ghz
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/19/11 at 4:15am
 
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Interesting. Which 1366 chip would you suggest? I really will have a fair amount of money to play with - think a few thousand a month.
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post #14 of 18
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Interesting. Which 1366 chip would you suggest? I really will have a fair amount of money to play with - think a few thousand a month.
If you've got some money to play with, pick up a Bulldozer (FX-8150) and Crosshair V Formula; that experiment would certainly garner a bunch of attention on here right now.
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Ohhh. I didnt even think of AMD. Its too bad all the AMD boards have "just" 8+2 power phasing..
Edited by Dirtyworks - 10/19/11 at 4:30am
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Ohhh. I didnt even think of AMD.
No one really cares about 1366; if you test the CPU and MoBo I mentioned, you'd probably crash the forum...
post #17 of 18
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I have a month or so for the temps to reach what I plan to test in, so that should provide sufficient time for ASUS to work out the BIOS issues and me to aquire the parts and information to do this right

will i need to use a special TIM? Or does it matter? I also just realized i wont be able to use an LCD monitor in -30 lol
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post #18 of 18
You should be alright with an LCD if you used it indoors first to warm it up and put a blanket over the back to keep it warm and it should heat itself from there! As for TIM, AS ceramique is supposed to be good at low temps as some TIMs can freeze, I'm not sure at which point this occurs though, I'm sure someone else will be able to fill you in!
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