Definitely not achieved using air cooling.
While we're happy to be chugging along with our computers where you can count the gigahertz on a single hand, AMD's gone and broken a Guinness World Record for speeds reached with its upcoming Bulldozer chip.
Just how fast did the expert overclockers crank Bulldozer? 8.429 GHz. That breaks the previous record of 8.308 GHz.
The record was set on August 31, 2011, in Austin, Texas, by “Team AMD FX,” a group comprised of elite overclocking specialists working alongside top AMD technologists, who will also be named in the Guinness World Records.
“We applaud AMD for their entry into Guinness World Records for achieving the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,” said Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records, who is presenting the award today at the AMD Fusion Zone, a technology showcase in San Francisco, Calif. “We congratulate everyone involved in this record-breaking achievement.”