Originally Posted by chechenepiphany
How is it that phase helps oc'ing even when heat is not an issue? Seems like putting phase on say, a venice, wouldn't help you, but I guess it does.
thats not true, heat is always an issue. otherwise you could overclock the crap out of everything on water and be fine. Silicon runs the best at like -200c, ln2 gets donw to -190ish celcius. so if you're on a controlled environment, ln2 is the best way to benchmark. but cascades and phase change get your proc enough to really do some serious overclocking. if you're running a true cascade you should be able to hit around -110c, and when your proc jumps up to -90 to -85, thats getting way too hot
chechenpiphany, i suggest that you do some research on extreme cooling to see what low temps do to processors, because they really help. one place to start is www.xtremesystems.org/forums
and click on the XTREME OVERCLOCKING thread. lots of interesting info.