Fastest CPU Overclocking Possible as of 2009?

Encountered this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyK3WlWTi10

Laughed at the cheesy music, and was awed by the extreme 5.0Ghz setup. But that video was made back in 2003(!)

Here's my question: since components are way more powerful nowadays, what's the fastest CPU clock speed possible as of 2009?
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  1. Mmmm, actually, today's best OC might not be over that, maybe even lower. But you have to realize that back in 2003, there was only a single core. With more cores you run the risk of having one unable to reach such high speed.

    However I'm sure everyone would agree you are far better with a 4GHz dual/quad core than a 5GHz single core :).
  2. Check out this video on you tube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB0JodKgZ0A


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    r_manic said:
    Encountered this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyK3WlWTi10

    Laughed at the cheesy music, and was awed by the extreme 5.0Ghz setup. But that video was made back in 2003(!)

    Here's my question: since components are way more powerful nowadays, what's the fastest CPU clock speed possible as of 2009?
  3. P4 at 9ghz.

    or for modern components I think a p2 720 could reach 7ghz with some liquid helium.
  4. Zenthar said:
    Mmmm, actually, today's best OC might not be over that, maybe even lower. But you have to realize that back in 2003, there was only a single core. With more cores you run the risk of having one unable to reach such high speed.

    However I'm sure everyone would agree you are far better with a 4GHz dual/quad core than a 5GHz single core :).


    I definitely agree! You should check out the vid of ahnilated. It's a quad-core running at 6.5Ghz+ and really awesome!

    ahnilated said:
    Check out this video on you tube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB0JodKgZ0A


    Awesome awesome awesome! :)

    Anonymous said:
    P4 at 9ghz.

    or for modern components I think a p2 720 could reach 7ghz with some liquid helium.


    Where'd you read about or see it? Found an article of a team reaching 8Ghz with the P4: http://www.nordichardware.com/news,5505.html
  5. I read about 7GHz with an E8600 on LN, probably about 4 months ago.
  6. cjl said:


    And there's the 6.5Ghz Team Finland (as posted by ahnilated) right there in the third section. :)

    Anonymous said:
    I read about 7GHz with an E8600 on LN, probably about 4 months ago.


    Are you talking about this? http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showthread.php?t=2053502

    Interesting comment in that thread about the E8600 becoming the new Pentium 4 :D
  7. I'm sure alot of people have seen this, but this site tells all the world record overclocks.

    http://www.ripping.org
  8. 6.7ghz for a e8600 and the highest in the world was 8.3ghz p4
  9. bige420 said:
    I'm sure alot of people have seen this, but this site tells all the world record overclocks.

    http://www.ripping.org

    Well I haven't seen it, so thanks for the share!
  10. r_manic said:
    I definitely agree! You should check out the vid of ahnilated. It's a quad-core running at 6.5Ghz+ and really awesome!


    Awesome awesome awesome! :)


    Where'd you read about or see it? Found an article of a team reaching 8Ghz with the P4: http://www.nordichardware.com/news,5505.html


    As crappy and hot as those P4's were... man they sure could overclock em.
  11. doomsdaydave11 said:
    As crappy and hot as those P4's were... man they sure could overclock em.

    What was it about the P4 that made them an overclocker's wet dream anyway?
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