The Nitrogen-Cooled Memory Block that Broke the World's Speed Record

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These are memory sticks, two 1 GB Corsair Dominator GTX6 DDR3 RAM modules. They usually run at 2625MHz, but these zoom at the new world's speed record: 3078MHz. All thanks to the special nitrogen freezer plugged onto the heat sinks:

The feat was achieved by PC tinkerer Matthias Zronek, from Overclockers, using this Gigabyte P55A-UD7 motherboard with Intel Core i7-870 processor:

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What I really want to have is a nitrogen-cooled iPad with 2GB of RAM. Actually, I just want the 2GB of RAM because the web browser reloading just drives me bloody crazy. [Extreme Systems—Thanks Alec!]

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Zeninsight
ZenInsight

Why is it that the Peltier effect never seems to be implemented on these cpus/memory/chips considering that it doesn't need anything but electricity to cool them.

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