Intel Pentium D 805 overclocked from 2.66GHz to 4.1GHz

Posted on Friday, May 12 2006 @ 3:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tom's Hardware Guide has an extensive article on how they broke the 4GHz barrier and overclocked the cheap $130 dual-core Intel Pentium D 805 from 2.66GHz to 4.10GHz!
The basic stats for this insignificant-seeming budget processor read as follows: Pentium D 805 clocked at 2.66 GHz, equipped with two processor cores both with 64 bit support. At your friendly neighborhood retailer you can pick up this secret weapon for pocket change - right now, for example, it's available at for just under $130. We were quite amazed as the first performance figures emerged from our test labs: stable operation was possible at 4.1 GHz, and without even the need for substantial boosts to cooling!
You can check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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