The fastest PC anywhere?

Here’s something I saw at Computex last week that I don’t want to forget to show you guys. This is a rig that was showing at the Asus booth, cooled courtesy of Asetek’s Vapochill unit. Asetek’s CEO, Andre Erikson, was on hand at the Asus booth to show off his company’s creation. Asus helped make this beast work by supplying a P4B5333 motherboard capable of keeping the PCI and memory clock at sane speeds while overclocking the heck outta the front-side bus and CPU.


The Asus/Vapochill 3.2GHz wonder

Mr. Eriksen said the CPU in this unit was a Pentium 4 2.4GHz before they got to overclocking it. We should be hearing more out of Vapochill in the coming weeks and months.

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    • Anonymous
    • 17 years ago

    YOU MUST BE SICK!!!!

    I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU.

    • Anonymous
    • 17 years ago

    kiss muther ass fucker!

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    [q]i wonder if the reservoir would make a good (tropical) fishtank… ๐Ÿ˜‰ [/q]

    Fried fish anyone?

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    Gash Darn!

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    Oh fuck!

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    holy shit

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    *[

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    fuk u all

    i mean it

    • IntelMole
    • 18 years ago

    Ah, but is the 4GHz stable?,

    I’m betting with a vapochill they could get the thing to 4 GHz, it just wouldn’t be stable because of the huge bus overclocking…,
    IntelMole

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    *[http://holicho.lib.net/bench/pi104_043.gif<]ยง

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    Nice OC speed, but I’ve seen a P4 OCed at 3600mhz before (www.overclockers.com) and it scored 58 seconds on the 1m calculation on Super Pi. Just shows how ineffective the P4 megahertz are. My AthlonXP 1900+ @ 2000+ (1.66ghz) with 256mb DDR333 achieves 1min 8sec, only 10 seconds slower running at under half the megahertz!

    • nexxcat
    • 18 years ago

    JustAnEngineer: *nod*. I toyed with the idea of a vapochill box a while ago, and abandoned the idea for the same reason. I think, in many [H]-ish reviews/how-to’s/whatnot, they advocate the use of closed-cell neoprene foam everywhere to use as gaskets so that the humid air cannot get to the cold bits of the processor.

    Of course, the stuff fails, and condensation forms, and you have one dead puter. Yikes, I’m not going for a supercooled system ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    I had a problem with condensation on a peltier setup here in Florida. The system wouldn’t boot up after a while, when I finally pulled the cpu outta the socket there was water on the pins. No direct cooling for me!

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 18 years ago

    [q]JustAnEngineer is confusing the hell out of people in the forum.[/q]
    There was no [i]intent[/i] to confuse. I suppose that I could have dug up some of the training materials that I wrote for work, or some of the ARI training brochures and thereby have provided a clearer answer to the question.

    Living in a humid gulf-coast city, I am a bit leery of the condensation problems that could arise with a refrigerated CPU cooler. The idea of a big chunk of ice forming above my CPU (and then melting when I switched things off) sends a b{

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    d0g, an AthlonXP at that speed, if it got there via bus overclocking, would make a P4 at any speed look silly ๐Ÿ™‚

    • d0g_p00p
    • 18 years ago

    Show me a AthlonXP at that speed and I’ll be impressed.

    -dp

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    Over at madonion heres a rig at 3311mhz at 174fsb

    [url]http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3649010[/url]

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    *[

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    ghei i sei

    hukhukhuk

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    *[

    • IntelMole
    • 18 years ago

    Steel, I understand it, I just had to read it a few times ๐Ÿ™‚

    Considering I asked the question in the first place, blame me :-),
    IntelMole

    • Steel
    • 18 years ago

    If anyone wants to know how this kind of thing works, JustAnEngineer is confusing the hell out of people in the forum. (Not sure why, [i]I[/i] understand what he’s saying…. ๐Ÿ˜› )
    ยง[<http://www.tech-report.com/forums//viewtopic.php?t=1889<]ยง

    • TheCollective
    • 18 years ago

    Scott, it isn’t water cooled. It is cooled with a refrigeration unit that places the evaporator on the core of the CPU.

    • IntelMole
    • 18 years ago

    Hang on… oh no, it’s spelt differently…

    Not the football manager then… :-),
    IntelMole

    • IntelMole
    • 18 years ago

    Big deal… Stories are rife about 1.8 P4s going at 3.6 using water cooling… I don’t see the big story…

    By the way, I make it 181FSB …

    18*133 = 2394

    3264.5 / 18 = 181.3611111111…..

    IntelMole

    • EasyRhino
    • 18 years ago

    I’m sure a HardOCP reader has beat the crap outta that ๐Ÿ™‚

    ER

    • MadManOriginal
    • 18 years ago

    Be a big difference between a 2.4A and a 2.4B overclocked that high.

    2.4B would need 178 FSB as you said.

    2.4A would need a ~133 FSB. (24*133.5=3204)

    Sooo..which is it?

    • JohnnyQ
    • 18 years ago

    i wonder if the reservoir would make a good (tropical) fishtank… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Anonymous
    • 18 years ago

    anybody know if vapochill makes a handy super chilled drink holder to go with my super hot processor?

    Nothing like sipping on an ice cold corona when surfing.

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