January 17th 2000:
January 14th 2000:
Also, a guy in Sweden has very kindly offered to build us a drilled alminium-block-style waterblock, cheers man!
Found some really
informative articles over at Benchtest.com
thanks to a way more professional guy than us, named N8, who has a very
433 setup at 702Mhz on a BP6. Maybe when i grow up(and buy a
drill press) i can build something like that.
January 2nd 2000:
Apparently our chip just can't get there with our current setup. The other Celeron over 700 we've seen was using a 2x2 grid of 30mmx30mm peltiers and it seems the extra two pelts makes all the difference. We also tried mounting the pelts/waterblock on Vision's new BP6, in hope of some more success with his extra FSB settings over 100. Unfortunately mounting the rig on a S370 mobo is impractical. It's virtually impossible to get any sort of good contact between our cold plate and the chip slug with those huge capacitors in the way.
On the bright side, i've been talking to a friend of mine about milling up a waterblock out of solid aluminium, which should provide a more permanent setup, and hopefully a more efficient one as well.
On the RAM front, i recently found an article (sorry, can't remember where) that was testing my LGS PC66 ram. I'd suspected this ram was 10ns PC100 in disguise for a while, and this article proved me right! The guy testing it was able to get 126MHz stable from the DIMMS! Not bad for cheap arse stuff i bought over a year ago!.
So, the next step i guess is to either get a new motherboard with a few more FSB settings, or try a new chip. I don't really want to get any more peltiers, as we were trying to keep this project fairly simple and low cost. What i'd really like to get my hands on would be one of the new Flip Chip 100MHz FSB P3 500s. I've seen a cpl of these around the web at a solid 800MHz, without supercooling! Hopefully one of those and the big arse globalwin cooler i bought on sunday (50 bucks australian at the malvern pc swap meet) would be able to hit 500 fairly easily. Of course i'd need some PC133 to do it....
me to my next little snippet. AllAdvantage
are in australia now! If you want to help out a fellow overclocker
you can sign up under either me (koensayr, id HSA-364) or Vision (HPY-263),
or alternately you can cut out the middle man and just send us some nice
new hardware to play with :) (You can also sign up for ePipo
as well, which is waaaay better, but not actually going yet. Any
day hopefully. My id for that is 'koensayr' btw :) )
December 20th 1999:
We also had the waterblock leak a shitload of water onto my motherboard the other day. No damage done (water doesn't really conduct all that well) but a scary occurence all the same. It's fixed now anyway.
Vis and i are
also thinking about building up some peltier/heatsink combos too.
We can do a 6amp peltier and a globalwin FDP32 (the big one) for
about a hundred bucks australian. That includes the 26 CFM fan on the heatsink
btw. Anyone interested??? Please drop
me a line if you are. We'll build one up in the next cpl of weeks
and see what sort of results we can get anyway.
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