AMD Athlon 3000+ Overclocking, going for 100% OC on Dry Ice

Overclocking/Overclocking Tests by massman @ 2007-05-06

We overclock a golden oldie, the Athlon 3000+ was a favorite among hardware enthusiasts back in May 2005, now-a-days it´s Core 2 Duo, but with the help of some Dry Ice we can extract a bit more power from this AMD CPU. Read on to find out if we reach our 100% overclocking goal.

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Adding Dry ice

Here comes the ICE

I went to the local liquor store to pick up the box containing 10 kilograms of dry ice.

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Now start filling the tube with a little bit of acetone, which helps to cool down the container far below zero. Don't do it like I did in the picture, that's way too much!

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Then it was time to use the dry ice and start the overclocking party. Always be careful when touching dry ice :the ice has a temperature of about -80°C, so holding it with your bare hands can result in burns.

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The process of adding the dry ice with the acetone is quite fun to watch: before

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And after:

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Did I already tell you that people use Dry Ice to create smoke?
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