AMD Athlon X2 5000+ OCed to 3.5GHz

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 02 2007 @ 00:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The new AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processors offer a lot of fun for overclockers, according to Nordic Hardware. They heard a Chinese overclocked managed to get the chip from 2.6GHz to more than 3.5GHz without the use of any exotic cooling.
With an unlocked multiplier and cherry-picked cores it should prove be a good overclocker and it really seems like it is. Chinese overclocker druid-su has managed to push his sample to 3520 MHz, simply by bumping the multiplier up to 16x and raising the bus slightly to 220 MHz. He used an ASUS M2N32-SLi Deluxe based on the nForce 590 chipset to do so. A rather high frequency for a K8 processor if you don't use more exotic cooling like phase-change compressor coolers, dry ice or liquid nitrogen.

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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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