We are planing to conduct a mad science project of overclocking dsPIC microcontroller to 200MHz. Yes, that’s a lot of MIPS 🙂 However, we are going to try whether a simple LED Blinking can run under extreme overclocking conditions. We are aware that peripherals will not work at all, and we do not expect to run any complex applications.
As every overclocker knows, first rule of overclocking is to have a good cooler. Actually, overclocking is all about building the best cooler. So, we did some thinking and we came up with an idea to place the whole board in cold distilled water, which will take that excess heat.
We quickly assembled the first board we took (in this case PIC-Ready) and we tested whether distilled water can do the job without shortcircuiting the electronics. And this video proves that it can be done.
We thought it might be interesting to share this experience with you.
Anyway, this is just the beginning, expect a report and a cool video of The dsPIC Overclocking Project.
WARNING: Distilled water is not a conductor, and therefore it can be used in these experiments. Ordinary tap water conducts electricity, so do not put your electronics devices into water. Do not try this at home if you are not aware of the consequences.