The 6GHz barrier has been broken!

Posted on Sunday, September 26 2004 @ 18:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
What can you expect when you put two monkeys (aka macci + The Stilt), 20l bottle of Ln2 (liquid nitrogen, -196C) and some nice high-end hardware (in this case a 3.6GHz P4) to the same little room?

A computer system clocked to 6GHz?

The crazy fellows used the following equipment to reach the magical 6GHz:

CPU: Intel Pentium4 3.6E
M/B: ASUS P5P800 (Vagp, Vddr w/ OCZ DDR Booster)
RAM: KHX3200 256x2
COOLING, M/B: water+156W TEC

According to them it was "Stable as your mate after a bar evening at 4am!" at 6GHz. But clocked a bit lower, at 5.4GHz, it was pretty stable in SuperPi.

More info at XtremeSystems and Akiba PC

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Thomas De Maesschalck

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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