Thanks to Peter – bob(nz), I’m now the proud owner of my first Kayl Cascade cooler – 2x 1.7HP unit. This cascade cooling unit was built by fellow Team Australia team mate, Kayl for another team mate youngpro (James) and was then sold to another team mate bob(nz) and now it lands in my hands.
While I am busy with work right now, found some time to at least start up the cascade cooler to check if it survived the trip from South Australia to Brisbane.
Took a few photos and 11.5 minute edited video of the Kayl Cascade unit starting up – quite noisy. At around ~49 seconds into video I tested out the cold bug bypass switch, so you see a momentary increase in temps to -91.5C mark then I turned it off to end up with coldest temps of -111.6C on evap and -49.3C on first stage.
Power-mate wattage meter measured a peak at startup of 2695 watts, and average operating power consumption measured from the wall was between 1775 – 1795 watts at ~247-249 volts mains power. Checked my electricity box and while I have 1 phase mains (10A) – all my fuses show rated at 16A, so nothing tripped the safety switch.
The compressors definitely put out considerable heat starting off at +55C rising eventually to around +88C to +93C. Definitely will need a fan to cool those compressors.
Taipei, Taiwan, October 2, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions proudly announced that the highest SuperPi 32m score in the September, 2009 F1 OC P55 challenge was achieved by Team Australia using a GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD6 motherboard. Team Indonesia, also using a GIGABYTE P55-UD6 motherboard, achieved a very respectable third place. With 13 top international teams competing, the challenge lasted from 1–30 September with every major motherboard brand represented in a tough competition using the very latest CPU and motherboard technology. Team AU will be taking home a prize purse of US$1,000 from GIGABYTE – GIGABYTE offers a standard prize of US$1,000 to any team who wins an F1 OC round using a GIGABYTE motherboard.
“We are delighted with our first and third place achievements in the P55 F1 OC challenge because it clearly demonstrates our innovation leadership in the motherboard industry,” said Tony Liao, Associate VP of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. “We salute Team Australia for their impressive win and resulting world record, and we look forward to more winning scores from them and other teams using GIGABYTE motherboards.”
youngpro and dinos22 from TeamAU have taken out top spot
in second round of F1OC to tie for first place overall with TeamEVGA.
You can read more HERE and at the official site
http://f1oc.org/ about the competition and latest results.
Results thread on Xtreme Systems can be viewed here with results and photos.
Long overdue, but here’s a video from Team Australia in world finals at GOOC 2009.
I did some testing tonight on LN2 last night and finally managed to grab a screen from latest SuperPi testing. It’s not as efficient as 2:10 CAS7 runs i’ve had at lower clocks but it allows me to bench very high CPU speeds
Here are some details.
EVGA CLASSIFIED E760 (S610 bios)
Intel Core i7 960
6GB 2000GT Corsair Dominators CAS7 DDR3 > Week 22, 2009
Nvidia 8400GS Graphics Cards
1000W HX1000 Corsair PSU
F1EE pot on CPU
80GB SATA Hard Drive
Windows XP Pro 32bit SP3
Finally completed my 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000 7-8-7-20 review ! Quite a lengthy read for full results at 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000Mhz 7-8-7-20 Review
Preview summary below: