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    Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Just ordered a new motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_EVO_R20/). I notice on the ASUS site it has this graphic:



    So from the diagram in the middle, it supports overclocking with liquid nitrogen?

    I guess that means the VRMs are pretty robust which is nice, but really, how many people are going to care about that???

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    I read that as saying "you can get up to 100% overclock on your CPU*"

    *results obtained with LN2

    So I don't think you're meant to care about the LN2 aspect of it... I suspect they're hoping you don't even notice. They probably got better clocks and thus a better marketing graphic than if they'd just tested on air/water.

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Just ordered a new motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_EVO_R20/). I notice on the ASUS site it has this graphic:



    So from the diagram in the middle, it supports overclocking with liquid nitrogen?
    Support might be a bit strong, but yeah, seems to have a LN2 mode - presumably just removes the limit on voltage selection.

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    No one uses it lol. It's only for competitions right? Maybe that is the future of cooling though...

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    I know of one, Seems pretty pointless to me though

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    It's not used for normal use obviously, but for benchmarking etc.
    Think of it as drag racing or whatever, it's just to see how fast you can make stuff go. (it's also good fun )

    I think it's worded like that to stop people complaining when they can't get a 100% oc on their chip on air

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post
    It's not used for normal use obviously, but for benchmarking etc.
    Think of it as drag racing or whatever, it's just to see how fast you can make stuff go. (it's also good fun )

    I think it's worded like that to stop people complaining when they can't get a 100% oc on their chip on air
    Well put

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post
    It's not used for normal use obviously, but for benchmarking etc.
    Think of it as drag racing or whatever, it's just to see how fast you can make stuff go. (it's also good fun )

    I think it's worded like that to stop people complaining when they can't get a 100% oc on their chip on air
    But why would you complain when you know you can't keep the temps low enough? Someone who isn't aware of temp limits and tries overclocking 100%... You think it's there just for these few idiots?

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaO View Post
    But why would you complain when you know you can't keep the temps low enough? Someone who isn't aware of temp limits and tries overclocking 100%... You think it's there just for these few idiots?
    It's about honest advertising. It's reasonable to expect to use a motherboard without LN2 so any advertised features would reasonably be expected to apply without LN2, unless otherwise noted.

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    It's about honest advertising. It's reasonable to expect to use a motherboard without LN2 so any advertised features would reasonably be expected to apply without LN2, unless otherwise noted.
    Yeh I appreciate the honesty of it..

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Like said, it's great it can, but as most can't and won't it's perhaps a bit misleading as such a subnote, even more so that you'd need to realise that you won't achieve 100% in LN2 mode alone, you actually need the liquid nitrogen too.

    I guess it's a bit like a car manufacturer quoting a 0-60/top speed based on rocket fuel.

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Quote Originally Posted by phil4 View Post
    I guess it's a bit like a car manufacturer quoting a 0-60/top speed based on rocket fuel.
    I believe they often use specially trained drivers for those 0-60 times, and expect to burn the clutch out doing them

    I can kind of see the point in one of the top of the range boards, all part of the halo product thing. This isn't top of the range though.

    Even if I could afford an unlimited supply of LN2, I have to wonder how much I would trust an unvalidated 8GHz cpu to give me correct results.

    I also wonder just how many watts an 8350 must pull at that clock! Mind you, from googling around it seems that 8.4GHz was achieved with only 2 cores.

    Think I'll pass

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    Re: Really, how many people overclock with liquid Nitrogen???

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I believe they often use specially trained drivers for those 0-60 times, and expect to burn the clutch out doing them

    I can kind of see the point in one of the top of the range boards, all part of the halo product thing. This isn't top of the range though.

    Even if I could afford an unlimited supply of LN2, I have to wonder how much I would trust an unvalidated 8GHz cpu to give me correct results.

    I also wonder just how many watts an 8350 must pull at that clock! Mind you, from googling around it seems that 8.4GHz was achieved with only 2 cores.

    Think I'll pass
    You know. Just for a laugh I clocked my 2500K at 6Ghz on stock volts once just to see if it would boot. Got into the UEFI without any crashes just fine lol. Probably could've set it higher but that was funny enough. Doesn't really say much for real world stbility though does it

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