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Overclockers Aim For 6 GHz And Beyond At NVISION

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San Jose (CA) - LAN parties and overclocking go together like cheese and pizza, bread and butter, well you get the picture. At the NVISION conference and lan party in San Jose this week, several overclockers are attempting to boost their processors to six gigahertz and beyond. It’s all in the name of fun and friendly competition and "Fugger", the owner of xtremesystems.org, showed off his three-stage cooler that chills CPUs to minus 100 degrees ... that’s Celsius, not Fahrenheit.

The cooler has massive pipes that connect to the processor, which in this case was an Intel Core 2 Due E8600 "Wolfdale". Fugger fights condensation with thick insulation and a nice layer of Vaseline on the motherboard. You can see the massive cooler in our pictures below - it’s so massive that it requires its own cart to transport around the show floor.

Fugger told us that he had only been playing around with the processor for approximately five minutes before we walked up. Already the processor was stable at 5.8 GHz and he was trying to boot into Windows at 6 GHz. After a few voltage tweaks and bus speed adjustments, he managed to get into Windows and fire up CPU-ID with a 5999.7 MHz speed (600.00 Bus X 10.00 Multiplier). It was even stable enough to run a PI benchmark and Aquamark.

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    Pei-chen , August 27, 2008 11:10 AM
    Where are the pictures?
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    hacker91 , August 27, 2008 11:38 AM
    its Toms it didnt happen unless theres pics
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    customisbetter , August 27, 2008 11:50 AM
    WHAT!?!?! I want pics!!!
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    ceteras , August 27, 2008 12:18 PM
    a new processor:
    Intel Core 2 Due E8600 "Wolfdale
    or is it really a typo and the cpu name is Intel Core 2 Dude E8600?
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    jimmysmitty , August 27, 2008 1:12 PM
    Running either a P45 or X48 with the C2D 8600 could possibly hit 6GHz. That would be insane though.
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    Aragorn , August 27, 2008 2:30 PM
    Where are the pictures?
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    tonyn84 , August 27, 2008 3:32 PM
    meanwhile... http://www.techpowerup.com/index.php?67977
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    Anonymous , August 27, 2008 4:36 PM
    I can only imagine how much electricity this thing will eat up. Go global warming.
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    Anonymous , August 27, 2008 4:56 PM
    Probably has a whole can of liquid nitrogen as well
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    Aragorn , August 27, 2008 7:12 PM
    I still want pics of the rig (techPowerup didn't have any either)!
    The article says that they are available. Where are the pics?
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    ravenware , August 27, 2008 7:46 PM
    Quote:
    a new processor:
    Intel Core 2 Due E8600 "Wolfdale
    or is it really a typo and the cpu name is Intel Core 2 Dude E8600?

    Here ya go.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115054&Tpk=e8600

    Toms has yet to review the new chip.
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    luciiacob , August 31, 2008 6:59 AM
    Still, the 8 GHz barrier was reached over a year ago. See: http://valid.x86-secret.com/records.php
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    V3NOM , December 18, 2008 6:09 AM
    yeah but that would be nowhere near as fast as a 6ghz core 2..
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    murillians , November 1, 2009 12:17 AM
    ok holy $H!T that is a fast processor.
    how fast could it run games with a nice gpu set up and how fast could it crunch data
    wow
    GO COMPUTING REBELS WOOT!!!!