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AMD Video Shows Dragon OC'ing, Skateboarding

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 11 comments

Want to see some overclocking? Want to see some skating? Want to grind that rail? Check out this video of AMD Phenom II extremeness.

Throughout March and April we ran our AMD CPU Virtual Overclocking competition. Our winner “Gomeler” ran his AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8 GHz CPU all the way up to 5.16 GHz using a 240 MHz bus speed and 21.5x multiplier. Our first winner “V2-V3” was able to take his AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3 GHz) to a chart-topping 5.6 GHz using a 275 MHz bus speed and 20.5x multiplier.

Want to see some more extreme overclocking? Overclocker Chew* is the subject of an AMD video and he shows off Dragon Technology overclocking with a stock AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.2 GHz) cooled using air, phase, dry ice, and liquid nitrogen.

Chew* used a Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P as his reference platform and was able to achieve some pretty amazing frequencies. Gigabyte has been touting its Ultra Durable 3 (UD) platform a lot recently. Even during our own overclocking exhibition, one of the overclockers ended up switching from an Asus board to a Gigabyte board in order to achieve better overclocking stability.

Chew* was able to take his the CPU to 4515 MHz on air cooling, 5167 MHz on dry ice, and 6405 MHz on liquid nitrogen.

Click here to see the overclocking in action, along with some mild mannered skateboard tricks.

Look for our own video and results with AMD coming soon!

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    blackpanther26 , May 11, 2009 7:18 PM
    Nice overclock they have there on air. But I don't think I acually liked to video that much. It was too confusing to follow.
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    joejamesatou , May 11, 2009 7:37 PM
    Awesome!!! I love to skateboard!!! I love to oc my AMD!!! I love to oc my dragon while skateboarding!!! I'm kick ass!!!I'm still slower than a stock Core i7!!!
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    roofus , May 11, 2009 7:40 PM
    Leave it to AMD. Great product and marketing that stinks. I guess some things never change.
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    Tedders , May 11, 2009 7:43 PM
    Please, someone from THG fix that first comment thing. I know you are working on it...but hurry ;) 
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    LATTEH , May 11, 2009 8:21 PM
    LOL i skateboard... and i err sort of overclock maybe they can put me in the next video?
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    tipoo , May 11, 2009 10:20 PM
    I love the Dragon platform emblem, they should make some cool wallpapers from it.
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    ravenware , May 12, 2009 2:44 AM
    "Makeup and stickers and ponies and!"
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    neiroatopelcc , May 12, 2009 9:23 AM
    4.5 on air? well done! Thought that was only possible with an e8xx
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    stuart72 , May 13, 2009 8:20 PM
    Skateboarding? You can skateboard on these things now ??

    Where do the wheels go?
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    lemonade4 , May 26, 2009 6:07 AM
    This video is almost troll-like with the music and skateboarding.
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    Kill@dor , May 27, 2009 5:59 PM
    4.5GHz on air is siickness!!! Props