“When the dust finally settled we ended up with our test system topping out at 280MHz in the BIOS, which resulted in our test system running at 3071MHz. With the additional cooling help from the Nautilus 500 we were able to increase the voltage to 1.6V on the core and increase the overall frequency of our processor by 70MHz!”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Intel Core 2 Extreme: 1333MHz PSB and Beyond @ Hardware Zone
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processors – E6700 & X6800 @ CPU3D
- Pentium D vs. Core 2 Duo @ BCC Hardware
Source: Legit Reviews
Legit Reviews takes a socket AM2 4200+ from it’s default 2.2 GHz, all the way up to 3.1. They went most of the wasy with aircooling, but to get that last bit, they slapped on a Corsair Nautilus 500. It has been a while since we have seen AMD chips that can be overclocked almost 50% from stock, a free 900MHz is nothing to sneer at.