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Old 10th February, 2005, 06:47 PM
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ATI’s Overclocking Competition
The world’s top overclockers are gathering in Dallas, Texas in February for a circuit-smokin’ board barbeque, a sadistic attempt to torture technology until it submits. Why? Because it’s wrong. It’s wrong to wring more power and performance from PC components just for the gleeful delight of proving it can be done. It’s sinful to enjoy the smell of melting solder just for the smug satisfaction of higher frame rates. And it’s downright immoral to crank higher clock speeds far beyond what the Chip Creator intended. But what if-just for a weekend-you were given permission to try to suspend the laws of nature? What if the Chip Creator actually helped and encouraged you to inflict indignities upon the mightiest hardware ever developed? If you are a “dark-side overclocker”, then ATI’s first-ever Overclocking Competition Event gives you a chance to redeem yourself and apply your evil talents for good!
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Old 10th February, 2005, 07:35 PM
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an't wait to see LN2 CPU cooling with vapo chills on the north bridge and GPU
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I just like that you are using thier hardware. All i need is my ColdHeat and a few variable resistors...and i think i could win! LOL!
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All i need is my ColdHeat...
You have one of these? Are they any good? I've got a little butane powered Portasol that is a dandy little unit as a portable, but you've got to be careful about putting it back into your kit until the tip cools down.

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[offtopic]

It works great, but only with low heat solder. The radioshack Electronic solder that is lead-based works great with it.

You need to tin your leads first, and it's much easier to do with a regular iron, but when it comes time to stick parts to the pcb, it cannot be beat, as i have not used an iron that allows to to get your hands so close to your work.

Requires 4 AA batteries, and burns through them quick. I'm using NiMH rechargables, and they are only good for about 3 hours of soldering. Thankfully they only take 2 hours to charge(RUSH brand batteries)

Tip never gets hot, as it is the arc of electricity that heats the project and provides the bond. Solder does not stick to the tips either (hence why you need to tin your leads another way). I'm pretty impressed with it....but you still need a regular iron. would be better, IMHO, if it was not battery operated, but that kinda defeats the purpose of the item, too.

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an't wait to see LN2 CPU cooling with vapo chills on the north bridge and GPU
i was actually "dreaming" of that the other day....

two prommies, one on the cpu and one on the gpu
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If I had the money, I'd be there. I wonder just what sort of equipment they are going to provide? There was an X850XT PE @ CES that was doing 650gpu/1200mem, or there abouts, on air, and apparantly had not been modified from retail...except for the mass of aluminium thermally bonded to the power area of the board....with no Vmods. Wonder if they provide water?
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here's ati's overclocked x850..will post the specs in a nimute or 2. Notice the liberal use of aluminium. 310 FSB to start with....
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