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Overclocker hits 8.19GHz with Intel Celeron CPU, sets new world record

by Parm Mann on 25 January 2010, 12:02

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Intel's Celeron line of CPUs aren't known for their feature set of performance credentials, but the budget parts are a favourite among overclocking enthusiasts who're looking to push their processors to the limit.

Don't be surprised, then, to find that an overclocker going by the name of TiN has set a new world record for CPU frequency by overclocking a 3.06GHz Intel Celeron D 347 right the way up to a blistering 8,199.5MHz.

In an age of multi-threaded computing, CPU frequency is no longer the defining performance characteristic, but there's no denying TiN's remarkable feat.

So how did he do it? Well, in order to best cool the £25 CPU, he first heated it to over 200°C to remove the integrated heat spreader (IHS). With that out the way, he popped the still-working CPU into a heavily-modified DFI Lanparty UT P35-T2R motherboard and watched it hit 8,199.5MHz whilst cooled by liquid nitrogen.

TiN's score beats out the previous record holder by just 16.8MHz. Here's the validated CPU-Z screenshot:



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Am I the only one who finds that less impressive that anyone who has overclocked an i3 or any budget Core 2 to around 4-5GHz, a CPU which is surely much faster and therefore more useful and carrying a much greater “oooh” factor?

A turd travelling at light speed is still a turd no?
Well, the netburst architecture was meant to scale up into this kind of area - Intel were kinda hoping it would, otherwise the inevitable flushes of the super-long instruction pipeline would be something of a drawback… and indeed they were.

But yes, getting i3/i5 up to 4-5GHz would be very interesting indeed, as it's a much more balanced architecture, it seems.
A screen shot stability does not make.
2.1v :o

Might aswell just get a few CPU pins and wire them up to the mains :|
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Am I the only one who finds that less impressive that anyone who has overclocked an i3 or any budget Core 2 to around 4-5GHz, a CPU which is surely much faster and therefore more useful and carrying a much greater “oooh” factor?

A turd travelling at light speed is still a turd no?

Looks like no-one in this thread has heard of Overclocking the sport.

In some benchmarks, it's doing the fastest math computation, or the fastest graphic simulation. In this case, it's just how high can you get the physical frequency long enough to get an official reading. He actually got it at 8.23Ghz, but CPU-Z validation didn't work. It's not for 24-7 use, just a one time verification - that's what this world record is about.

The usefulness of this data usually requires motherboard modifications - data which can be sent to the manufacturers as possible additions to be automatically put on future products.

i3/i5 at 4-5Ghz has been done, as per the overclocking rankings at hwbot.org.