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    Boise LAN and Hackfort Events

    I used The Boise LAN as a way to test the overclocking rig, at the time the Core i9 9900K was an unproven processor to me with less than an hour of run time while I installed Windows and the MSI drivers.  After that I set out to test the processor with the first stop to determine the “Cold Bug”.  I know that the 9900K will run “full pot” with the right voltage settings however on the Z390 ACE I decided to keep with straight overclocking and see what the system could do.

    As it turns out the processor would max out at 6.3Ghz with a 100% stable overclock at 6.160Ghz running around -70c @ 1.625v.  I wouldn’t take that as a recipe for Core i9 9900K overclocking but is what the processor could do and it ran that way for over two weeks!

    For Hackfort I took the overclocking rig and added a wildcard to the mix.  LN2 cooling on a unmodded Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC.  Before this I had run that card on air and was getting some really good scores however, since the Hackfort event was about the LN2 I decided to amp it up and see what this tiny chip could do under cold.

    On the Expo floor I had a very productive LN2 session that lasted 90 minutes and between addressing the crowd, taking questions and trying to concentrate on the system I captured a Gold Cup in 3DMark06 with the GTX 1050 Ti OC @ 2025Mhz

    The Overclocking rig was mirrored on a big screen TV by splitting the HDMI signal from the video card and off to the side the two show builds were on display for everyone to check out.  It really was a great experience and I can finally cross “Live overclocking” off my bucket list of things to do.

    I’d like to thank Hackfort and Boise LAN for allowing me this opportunity and I would also like to thank everyone who came by to check out the event and the LN2 demo.