Overclocker squeezes 5.2GHz out of Core 2 Extreme

— 12:46 PM on August 3, 2006

VR-Zone forum member Coolaler has managed to crank up Intel's Core 2 Extreme X6800 to a blistering 5.2GHz—2.27GHz above the chip's stock speed. This feat was aided by modified Intel 975X motherboard, an 850W power supply, and a generous supply of liquid nitrogen. At 5.2GHz, Coolaler's system completed a SuperPi 2M run in 23.391 seconds. With a pair of overclocked GeForce 7900 GTX graphics cards running in SLI, a run of the venerable 3DMark2001 yielded 82,493 3DMarks. Impressive as that score may be, Coolaler says his little experiment ate up 17 liters of liquid nitrogen. Too bad Futuremark's Hall of Fame no longer includes 3DMark '01, or he might have a record on his hands.

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