The new ice age: Athlon 4000+ Clawhammer Overclocking

Overclocking/Overclocking Tests by petervandamned @ 2005-06-10

The summer is coming and we like to keep our CPU running cool. In search for the highest overclock in the World with an Athlon 64 4000+ Clawhammer, will we succeed? Come and follow the path to the Ice Planet.

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You like to experiment with overclocking your hardware to the maximum? Not afraid to mistreat your expensive equipment? Maybe you can follow this path to glory and fame. But remember my pupils! It is a long way and a short fame!

Having a few phase change machines it was time for me to get into higher gear. Reading on Xtreme Systems and the How to Cool your PC with Dry Ice by [M] Jort, I had to give this a go.

Step 1: Get dry ice

Browsing some internet pages I stumbled across a local reseller Böhm & Gottschalk Droogijs B.V a phone call later and I could pick up 10 kilo Dry Ice for 25euro. Keep this in mind that shipping 10kg of Dry Ice will cost you quite a bit.

I got some extra information about Dry Ice by Jos W.M. Vijgen, although having protection is a good thing, you won’t get burned/frozen by doing this:

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Step 2: Getting a CPU

Only skimping through the Dry Ice howto I put my CPU’s on Ice:

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But strangely enough this did not seem to work, time for:

Step 3: Getting some dry ice containers

Searching the internet pages I could not find any store reselling this. So I got in contact with some hardcore members from Ministry of Overclocking;

I bought one container and lent one, great but who needs 2 cpu containers? They told me they were working on GPU containers, but these are not ready yet. So next time around I might have some SLI containers. YoupY from MOC showed up at my doorstep and gave me a quick introduction to working with Dry Ice and overclocked his A64 3500+ in a demo session.

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Step 4: Getting some Hardware

Time to call for help from my precious assistant

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Thank you dear

Step 5: Getting some drinks

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I like them cold :-)
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