Computer enthusiasts are into all sorts of things when it comes to their computer systems. Some like gaming, some like crunching numbers, and some like to see how far they can push their hardware when overclocking. The most hard-core overclockers get away from liquid and air cooling and go for more exotic methods like liquid nitrogen to keep components cool.
Corsair announced today that its Dominator GT GTX6 RAM modules have been use to break memory speed worked records for DDR3. Overclocker Matthias Zronek used the Corsair RAM to break frequency records with CPU-Z validated speeds of 3078.2MHz at CL8-11-8-31 and 3059.4 MHz at CL7-11-8-31.
The computer used for the record setting runs used a Gigabyte P55A-UD7 mainboard with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU. As you might expect with the extreme speed the RAM was operating gat liquid or air was not used to keep the RAM cool. Zronek used a Besi Memory Freezer and liquid nitrogen to cool the RAM as low as -90C.
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