- Feb 2, 2017
Once we got our cooling loop assembled, we used an ice chest and 50lbs of ice to keep our system cool. Even under fully threaded loads we never saw our coolant temperature get above 54F/12C.
We did all of this because we wanted to see if Precision Boost Overdrive would perform as AMD stated it would. Self Contained chiller systems are fairly expensive, as well as phase change systems and quite frankly we did not want to spend the money on one to use it for such a short duration. Also it is important to note, as you can see in the pictures above, we are dealing with condensation through the system as well as condensation down on the TR4 socket itself. This is not the safe way to do things, but we babysitting the system throughout the testing to make sure we kept everything dry that needed to be dry. Should you want to do something like this at home, you would need to do a lot of insulation work in and around the motherboard socket to make sure you would not have condensation down on the board