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Pentium 4 631 Overclocked to 8 GHz 271

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
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Andreas writes "There are always those who are willing to take things one step further than others. A group of guys known as OC Team Italy is one of them. They recently pushed an Intel Pentium 4 631 to over 8000MHz using an ASUS P5B with modified voltage regulation and liquid nitrogen. Overclocking is cool and all, but this extends beyond what some would perhaps call useful. Still a milestone though."
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Pentium 4 631 Overclocked to 8 GHz

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 22, 2007 @06:22PM (#17716308)
    Get with it guys, now it is about making silent fanless but powerful systems....

    Not creating a CPU that sucks down 300W+, has one core and generally sucks.
  • Hurmph. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by RyoShin (610051) <.tukaro. .at. .gmail.com.> on Monday January 22, 2007 @06:26PM (#17716360) Homepage Journal
    Overclocking is cool and all, but [8Ghz] extends beyond what some would perhaps call useful.
    Come back in a decade or two and trying saying that. :)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 22, 2007 @06:52PM (#17716664)
    Didn't we get rid of the "Ghz is the only thing that matters" line of thinking after Intel left netburst?
  • Re:Why not 8 GHz? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Chandon Seldon (43083) on Monday January 22, 2007 @07:03PM (#17716758) Homepage
    Hz is a SI unit, so it's *always* powers of 10 and *never* powers of 2. The only special case is bits/bytes, which aren't SI units so there's an argument for the bastardized binary SI-esque prefixes.
  • by DRAGONWEEZEL (125809) on Monday January 22, 2007 @07:07PM (#17716806) Homepage
    Everyone knows bigger MHZ is still king. It's just scale. How much you can do with the given clock cycle. I think they meant that it is not practical to run a processor at 3x it's normal rating using Liquid N as a coolant. It's only useful for the duration of the Liquid N supply, and that is a small Finite amount of time. Secondly, they overclocked the CPU but not Ram(according to CPUV which showed the ram @ 533 mhz) So we have the old bottleneck situation again...

    The real question here is "Does MC Lag during battle?"
  • by owlstead (636356) on Monday January 22, 2007 @08:30PM (#17717688)
    "... we'd have 6+ GHz P4s by now that would have been competitive with current Core 2 chips."

    It probably would come with its own generator and liquid cooling solution as well. Lets build some friendlier chips instead, that still perform well and have nice extra's like virtualization and such. I love this new path these new chips have taken. I sometimes wonder if my computer is actually *on* sometimes, because of the lack of noise. P4, rest in pieces.

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