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Five Years Ago on OCAU (17 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 20-April-2005  14:50:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Another quick catchup. We're still back in late 1999 at this stage! After the peltier and watercooling experiments, people sent in a lot of "extreme cooling" info. Ken Peter for example provided an article about choosing a peltier, bearing in mind power consumption and heat. Scott Kirkham had the first fridge-cooled PC that I'm aware of. Drew meanwhile sent in some info on his "extreme" cooling of a different kind. There's a few more misc tidbits here, too.

Dean Claxton sent in a huge review of the REALmagic Hollywood Plus DVD decoder card. This was our first true "reader review" and started a tradition of publishing articles and reviews from readers that still continues today. Slartibartfast followed up with a mod to select core voltage on any slot1 motherboard.

By mid-October we'd officially stopped selling overclocked CPUs and heatsinks etc. Meanwhile, my much-tortured Celeron 366 was doing 682MHz under a watercooled peltier with coldplate. That's when I could find time between playing Driver and Sports Car GT.

On the 11th of October 1999, I noted that Ledg had created an IRC channel called #overclockers. It was originally on Austnet but we've since moved it to Oz.org. Still going strong, with about 130 people idling in it right now. :)

That's all for now. If you're interested in the previous "Five Years Ago on OCAU" news posts, they're here and here.

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