By Jake Crimmins posted Aug 13th 2010
As with our prior Dominator® GT DDR3 specialty memory, our new CMGTX6 modules are hand screened to reach incredible frequencies. The drop from 2GB to 1GB memory modules allows for even higher memory frequencies. Along with reducing the memory size, cooling the processor to sub-zero temperatures can also aid in reaching higher operating frequencies. Combining the sub-zero temperatures with the new Dominator GT CMGTX6 modules allow for some very high memory clocks.
The motherboard being used was a Gigabyte™ GA-P55A-UD4P which has been tested previously with high memory clocks. To cool the processor down, a liquid nitrogen pot was mounted on the Intel® Core™ i7-860 CPU. Although liquid nitrogen gets extremely cold (-192°C), some processors cannot run at such extreme temperatures. This particular Core i7-860 could not run below temperatures of -95°C . This is known as a cold bug, meaning the processor stops functioning properly.