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I got my new mobo in yesterday, and tonight I'm dumping it in my mineral oil tank (see link in sig). I don't care if this chip dies, but I would like to hit the highest frequency possible (temp of the tank is around 20 degrees Fahrenheit).

Just wanted to see if anyone has done this yet and how they made out?
    
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I haven't oil-cooled a computer, but I've done it with other electronics. To be honest, if you want suicide runs, you're better off going with water and cooling just the CPU and chipset. Or better yet, phase. Oil immersion is great 'cause you have such a large volume of "coolant" (for lack of a better way of putting it), which is nice for longer-duration use, but it won't cool the CPU to temperatures that are cool enough to achieve clocks beyond what high-end air, or regular water cooling will achieve.

Hopefully you know this already (assuming you do since you're contemplating oil immersion), but don't forget to attach the CPU heatsink. One guy I knew thought he could just load the CPU and immerse the system and it would stay nice and cool... Also, make sure you have some good, high-quality fans circulating the oil!
    
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omg. can you make videos? Me wanna see xD
    
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Lol I have pics already and have submerged my old mobo with the same processor:

Link to my project: http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...l#post11362535

The wife did just get me a 1080p helmet cam for Christmas, perhaps I'll wear my helmet with the cam while submerging this mobo....for safety reasons
    
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You could WC the cpu, and still leave everything else under oil. That way you get the best of both worlds. I can see the MOBO being covered in oil helping with OCing, since everything is cooled, not just whatever has a heatsink.

Now to work with you(cracks whip)
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28 minutes until I get out of work....50 minute car ride home....15 minutes to eat, pffft who needs food when it's time to overclock!
    
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jeez. thats a lot of mineral oil! how much did that cost? I googled some prices for a gallon and it showed as $13 dollars without shipping.
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Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner View Post
The wife did just get me a 1080p helmet cam for Christmas, perhaps I'll wear my helmet with the cam while submerging this mobo....for safety reasons
One of those contour HD's I suppose?

I want to get one for paintball.
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jeez. thats a lot of mineral oil! how much did that cost? I googled some prices for a gallon and it showed as $13 dollars without shipping.
I spent about $80 on oil haha
    
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One of those contour HD's I suppose?

I want to get one for paintball.
My buddy used the same one I have for PB and it works great (I'll be using mine for skiing, paintball, and on the motorcycle if I can figure out how to mount it and handle 160mph+ winds )

The brand of camera is the HD Hero I believe
    
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