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Overclockers Aim For 6 GHz And Beyond At NVISION

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.

  • Pei-chen
    Where are the pictures?
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  • hacker91
    its Toms it didnt happen unless theres pics
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  • customisbetter
    WHAT!?!?! I want pics!!!
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  • ceteras
    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
    Running either a P45 or X48 with the C2D 8600 could possibly hit 6GHz. That would be insane though.
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  • Aragorn
    Where are the pictures?
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  • tonyn84
    meanwhile... http://www.techpowerup.com/index.php?67977
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  • I can only imagine how much electricity this thing will eat up. Go global warming.
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  • Probably has a whole can of liquid nitrogen as well
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  • Aragorn
    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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