Intel Pentium Presler XE overclocked to 4.26GHz on air

Posted on Monday, December 19 2005 @ 0:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer got their hands on Intel's Presler Pentium XE 955, which features a 3.46GHz clockspeed along with 2x 2MB L2 cache and a 1066MHz. They managed to overclock this processor to 4.26GHz - on air! This was done wiht Intel's 975XBX motherboard.
Boy, was I wrong... by mistake, I changed the default x13 multiplier not to x14, but to x15 and, when I rebooted the system, the magical 4.0 GHz clock frequency status appeared, yet I only upped the default CPU voltage by 0.025 volts. The CPU temperature as per hardware monitor jumped from 80 C to 90 C, and then pretty much stayed there over those 15 mins as I checked all the new BIOS options, some of which I saw for the first time on an Intel board.

Anyway, let's go all the way to a nice, more harmonious x16 multiplier - yes it worked too, and I got an even nicer 4.26 GHz clock with an extra 0.025 volts on top. Hmm, counting dual cores, this is now a 17 GFLOPs PC system - once this was considered a supercomputing power. The CPU temperature went up to 91 C and, again, stayed firm there over another 20 mins or so - the system also rebooted to BIOS fine several times at this setting.
You can check out this OC 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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