As always, safety goes first with any undertaking like this, we don’t want to kill our hardware during the session, so we insulate the motherboard properly, much like we did here
when working with Dry Ice.
We used closed cell foam (from and old PSU packaging), Vaseline and sealstring in and around the CPU socket area:
The hardware used for this OC project:Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Retail
Abit AB9 S775 Motherboard
OCZ Flexline PC9200 DDR2 Memory
OCZ 600W GamerXstream
One 80GB Maxtor HDD
The operating system in was Windows 2003 Server SP2, mainly because we got lower SuperPi times compared to the XP OS.
With the necessary fans in place the container was installed and ready for usage, and overview of the test setup:
We fill our trusty thermos bottle with fresh LN2 and get ready for the first benchmark session ->