An overclocking expert who goes by the handle “HiCookie” has successfully overclocked his AMD FX-8150 to 8032.2MHz (8.03GHz) using a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 motherboard and 2GB of Adata DDR3 which was running at 973.4MHz.
The results were validated and posted on the website CanardPC.
As one might expect, “HiCookie” wasn’t using a stock cooler. In order to keep his rig cool enough, a system pumping in liquid nitrogen was required. The core temperature was -192 degrees Celsius, a mere 81 degrees away from absolute zero.
Mr. Cookie’s overclocking attempt did not break the world record of 8.4 GHz, which AMD set in September. However, it should be noted that at this AMD attempt the chip was cooled to -221.4 degrees and only was running some 400Mhz faster.