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Old April 4, 2007, 06:17 PM
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Check out the this Belgian team's rig as they push an x6800 to 5.3 GHz

"Today we take a closer look at what it takes to overclock a new Intel Core 2 X6800 beyond the limits of air cooled speeds. In general if one wants to push his hardware further than intended by the manufacturer the cooling of the device is upgraded as well as the power input. In this particular case with a CPU this means higher vcore voltage and a more extreme cooling solution.



By lowering the temperature of the CPU the speed can be increased easily over default, the colder the better right? While this may have been so a couple of years ago, current overclocking attempts with extreme cooling can have you run into problems previously unheard of. If the CPU is running too cold it will start to act up, causing random shutdowns, diminished overclocking (AMD’s HTT/FSB speeds) or simple refusal to boot. This bug is called the “Coldbug” in overclocking circles and has stopped many from reaching the desired CPU speed."

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Old April 4, 2007, 06:38 PM
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Kinda makes my 27.188 super pi look lame... :)
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I like my 14sec 1M
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Just got 16- going to try to cut back on some processes- 30% of my ram is used at idle!
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Methinks that is not a GameXstream PSU....
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Kinda makes my 27.188 super pi look lame... :)
34 seconds...
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Just got 16- going to try to cut back on some processes- 30% of my ram is used at idle!
Had my ram at 1000Mhz and CPU at 3.6Ghz when i got that 14sec shot. And Super_PI Mod 1.5 seems to like ram overclocking a lot.
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I can't overclock my ram very much at all.
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I can't overclock my ram very much at all.
Yeah it's a bad overclocking kit huh ? How much you paid for it babr ?
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I shaved around 1 sec off of my scores by tweaking the extended mem settings.

That was as much work as the original OC was.
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