The Iceman Cometh: P4 at 4.1 GHz

Conclusion: P4 Stable At 4.1 GHz - At The Cutting Edge Of Today's Technology

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fastest PC of all? While the fastest PCs on the market are hitting 3 GHz, Tom's Hardware proudly adds another 1,000 MHz to the total. We can say without any exaggeration that our lab computer is a bundle of superlatives - P4 running at 4.1 GHz, dual DDR400 memory and a FSB speed of over 700 MHz (quad pumped). This ultimate performance has been achieved thanks to a modified Chip Con cooling system, a selected CPU, and the Granite Bay board in the form of the Asus P4G8X. The PC operates with a cooling temperature of at least minus 46 degrees Celsius - at lower CPU loads, a temperature as low as minus 52 degrees is possible.

Compared to overclocking with liquid hydrogen, where systems will only operate stably for a few minutes beyond 4000 MHz, our solution is perfectly suited for everyday use and can be used in a professional environment. This is proved in spectacular fashion by the 30 different benchmarks.

At this point there is only one thing left to say: the next Gigahertz barrier will come, sooner or later!

And what will the critics and the persistent grumblers do to break this record? It is only rarely that you get to really utilize the full potential of today's PC systems. But this fact was never up for discussion anyway.

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