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For cooling a cpu or gpu for massive overclocking, which would be better? Liquid nitrogren or dry ice?
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LN2, but DICE is safer for the first try.
 
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If you're talking colder - liquid nitrogen.
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LN2, but DICE is safer for the first try.

LN2 is correct
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Damn, what happens exactly if you get liquid nitrogen on your finger? It freezes and brake? I know the safety procedures but I just want to know the extent of the "damage" lol.
    
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Damn, what happens exactly if you get liquid nitrogen on your finger? It freezes and brake? I know the safety procedures but I just want to know the extent of the "damage" lol.
It really, really hurts. I've had it applied to my toe to freeze a wart. You will curse many many times! However it won't break because the heat from the rest of the adjacent tissue will flow into the newly cold area.
You will get a blister of sorts too, from the cells dying.
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What if you buy a lot of it then push your friend into a bathtub full of the stuff, can you break him?
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It really, really hurts. I've had it applied to my toe to freeze a wart. You will curse many many times! However it won't break because the heat from the rest of the adjacent tissue will flow into the newly cold area.
You will get a blister of sorts too, from the cells dying.
Yup, only the surface gets damaged... unless you hold your hand in a bucket of it...
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It really, really hurts. I've had it applied to my toe to freeze a wart. You will curse many many times! However it won't break because the heat from the rest of the adjacent tissue will flow into the newly cold area.
You will get a blister of sorts too, from the cells dying.
Lol, I know other treatments for wart than nitrogen, I'm about to sig that lol, a FAQ about how overclockers treat warts lol.

And ya, if you push someone in a bathub filled with LN2, he is going to die, because of the horribly cold temperature, his death will be almost instantaneous, but good luck finding enough quantity of it and pushing him in before it completly evaporates.
    
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Lol, I know other treatments for wart than nitrogen, I'm about to sig that lol, a FAQ on how overclockers treat warts lol.

And ya, if you push someone in a bathub filled with LN2, he is going to die, because of the horribly cold temperature, his death will be almost instantaneous, but good luck finding enough quantity of it and pushing him in before it completly evaporates.
Death won't be almost instantaneous. Cooling 180lb of 100F still takes time.
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