“The Intel E8500 is the highest end dual core CPU currently on the market, it doesn’t get any faster than this… or does it? In this Overclocking report we take a retail E8500 sample for a spin with high end air cooling, than mount a modified phase change cooling on it, and to finish it off pour a few liters of LN2 over it. How high can it fly? How fast does it get? Find out now”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel’s Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor, Eco-Friendly Performance @ HotHardware
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- Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 – Budget Penryn @ Tweaktown
- AMD Phenom 8750 @ t-break
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
With a E8500 and a Custom 2stage Cascade (-100 C!) cooler, MADSHRIMPS set out to see just how far they could push the speed. As it turns out, while they did get a big bump in speed, exotic cooling isn’t really necessary for this processor, air-cooling can get you almost to 5GHz. You can pick up some good tips on a motherboard to pair it with if you are going to try.