Next to the fact that it's quite hazardous it can also kill you. Since you're cpu is boiling the nitrogen, it's evaporating saturating the air with nitrogen, leaving you without oxygen
It's also rather expensive, and difficult to handle. My main argument is that you have to replenish the ammount on nitrogen on your cpu ever few minutes, which would be quite a problem while you're having fun gaming
Originally posted by ShadowDragon
what happens when you take it to superconductive temp levels, are we not talkin much better than 5ghz, cos from what i remember in physics it would be much better tho obviously a P4 doesn't support superconductivity
I have no idea what effect it'll have on silicon, since it's a semi-conductor, it might aswell turn conductive, making a mess of you precious bits & bytes....
Originally posted by Grey_Pygmy
Why would you want frost crystals on your CPU? Do you know what happens to circuitry and metal at sub zero tempuratures? It could cause it to crack and what do you think would happen if you spilled some of that liquid nitrogen on to your unprotected motherboard or processer.
It's common to insulate you motherboard and anything near with styrofoam and vaseline. I doubt it would crack, otherwise these ppls wouldn't have made 5ghz
Liquid nitrogen doesn't conduct, so it won't short circuit your parts, it will freeze them, causing the condensors to burst...