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youd need one of those industrial ones that are pretty big right?
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Liquid nitrogen isn't really practical for a closed loop refrigeration system since it takes more than just compressing it to make it condense back into a liquid. It has to be chilled using a cascade refrigeration system in the process. The equipment needed to do so will take up a lot of space and use a lot of energy.

Most uses I've seen for liquid nitrogen usually just use an opened container filled with that sitting on top of the processor. In this case, the liquid nitrogen just evaporates into the air. This is called an "expandable" system since when it evaporates, it just expands into a gas.

Yep, it's only good for high speed, experimential runs unless you have the equipment to produce liquid nitrogen fast enough and a helper to refill it every 20 mins while you are gameing.


Running phase change is more practical for everyday use since it's nothing more than running a refrigerator or air conditioner.
    
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id love to see someone do LN2 as high as they can overclock it and record a video of windows loading to see if it doesnt even get like 1/2 a loading bar...lol.
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id love to see someone do LN2 as high as they can overclock it and record a video of windows loading to see if it doesnt even get like 1/2 a loading bar...lol.

..Mine did that once, and I dont have anything special. I think it was running at stock 1.8ghz, 200fsb, with raptor hdds. It was right after a windows install with no updates installed, but I have 2 witnesses. I think it was right when I installed my 2 Raptors in raid. Windows was loading in 1 bar or less, and one time, the bar only went across about 1/4 of a time. So, its possible to do without phase
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I don't believe the CPU has much to do with how fast windows loads. It really depends on the programs it needs to initiate at startup (drivers and such). When I first installed a clean copy of windows, it took less than half a bar to load into windows. Now it takes 2-3.
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Quote:
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id love to see someone do LN2 as high as they can overclock it and record a video of windows loading to see if it doesnt even get like 1/2 a loading bar...lol.
uhh try like an FX 57 at like 4.5ghz... You wouldn't even see the loading screen! lol after it posted it would just be in windows lol that would be sickly fast
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