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Wiggo
12-12-2001, 10:15 AM
I was over at the VR Zone (http://www.vr-zone.com/) this morning and came across their Athlon XP Overclocking Database (http://www.vr-zone.com/guides/AMD/AthlonXP/) and there were was some fairly exotic coolin' measures with some of them like a Liquid Nitrogen cooled [email protected], a Dry Ice cooled [email protected], a Vapochill unit [email protected] to a water cooled 1800+ job @2051MHz and the best of the air cooled [email protected] but ya really got to wonder how long the CPU's would last under these stressed out conditions though. :eek:
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Mr. C
12-12-2001, 11:12 AM
Nice numbers there:D

Just thinking out loud here; isn't the real stress going to be heat?

If the system is stable, the only factor that would limit performance should be CPU temps, managing the heat factor, should provide a sustainable solution, shouldn't it:?:

I would speculate that 1) a stable hardware environment 2) managed heat buildup 3) a refined/stable source of electrical power __ should result in a long term usable CPU.

Being man-made, it will someday fail. Provided you can acquire the 3 factors listed above, wouldn't it be expected to have a "full life"?

Hec, I don't know __ just mulling it through out loud:toung:

Andy
12-12-2001, 02:05 PM
Nice numbers there:D

Just thinking out loud here; isn't the real stress going to be heat?

If the system is stable, the only factor that would limit performance should be CPU temps, managing the heat factor, should provide a sustainable solution, shouldn't it:?:

I would speculate that 1) a stable hardware environment 2) managed heat buildup 3) a refined/stable source of electrical power __ should result in a long term usable CPU.

Being man-made, it will someday fail. Provided you can acquire the 3 factors listed above, wouldn't it be expected to have a "full life"?

Hec, I don't know __ just mulling it through out loud:toung:

gee, you must think a lot then ;) :p

Mr. C
12-12-2001, 02:38 PM
gee, you must think a lot then ;) :p

Not a condition I'm used to - got anything for a headache:crazy:

Wiggo
12-12-2001, 04:34 PM
The thing is that if these CPU's are powered on and off the extreme variables will most certainly come into play as coolin' is shut off or in the case of dry ice and LN as the source of coolin' evaporates losin' it effectiveness before bein' replenished. :(
The water, vapochill and extreme air coolin' measures would probably fair better if the system was in an always on state negating extremes in the power up/down cycle I spose. :?:
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sKuLLsHoT
12-12-2001, 07:39 PM
yes all is well and good with CPU life but in these "extremes" they up Vio and Vcore voltages and FSBs, there isn't only stress on the CPU, u will be stresst the copper links and interconnects, system components, ie HDDs, NICs, Video Cards...etc, theres more to it than just the life of the CPU.... but anyway, if u can afford LN cooling rigs, you can probably afford a spare CPU anyhoo...

but yeah, think of a light bulb and why they blow eventually, the stress on the wire in the bulb becomes too much eventually and it craps out..