The Iceman Cometh: P4 at 4.1 GHz

The Sixth THG Video: P4 With 4.1 GHz At -52°C

In the sixth THG Video, we demonstrate the speed of our 4.1 GHz PC system, as well as the effects of extreme cooling as low as minus 52 degrees Celsius. To maintain video quality while maintaining a compact file size, we encoded the video in MPEG-4 and zipped it - like the previous five Tom's Hardware films. The results are worth seeing. Three minutes of high quality lab video footage in full PAL quality (720 x 576 pixels) with stereo soundtrack occupies a modest 13 MB.

You can download the video here:

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What You Need To Play It Back

The small file size and data rate of the Tom's Hardware video means that you will need a fast processor. It is important that you have the DivX codec version 5.02 installed on your computer. You can download the codec from .

This codec enables you to play the video. As the audio signal has been compressed in MP3 format and this codec is already included in the latest versions of Windows, there is no longer any need for a special driver.

The History Of The Tom's Hardware Video

The first Tom's Hardware video, which attracted a great deal of attention in the industry, showed the overheating problems of the AMD Athlon XP/ MP processor . The second was a brief guide on how to enable overclocking on any AthlonXP/ MP .

The third video showed how to install an effective water-cooling system in a PC case . Here, we used only high quality components that would represent a good investment over a number of years.

Our fourth film showed Fall 2002 IDF: Day 3 How About A Little Video? , and included a number of interviews with some of the companies taking part. The latest video from November 14 2002, titled Single CPU in Dual Operation: P4 3.06 GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology , gave readers an overview of the possibilities with Hyper-Threading.

THG Video 6: Technical Data
Video Resolution 720 x 576 @ 25 fps (PAL)
Ratio 4:3
Color 16 Bit
Audio Signal Stereo, 16 Bit, 48 KHz
Audio Data Rate 128 kBit/s (16 kByte/s)
Video Data Rate 800 kBit/s (100 kByte/s)
Total Data Rate 928 kBit/s (116 kByte/s)
Video Compression MPEG-4 DivX,
5.02 Pro Codec,
2 Pass,
Audio Compression MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3), Fraunhofer
Color Space YUV
Length 2:13 Minutes
File Size 13 MB
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