Overclocking record : 5.1Ghz for the Core 2 Quad Q6600

The folksat BestofMedia, the parent company of TomsHardware have set a new overclocking world record by pushing a Core 2 Quad Q6600 (65nm) normally running at 2.4Ghz to 5.11218Ghz, which is a new record. They have been using liquid nitrogen cooling (-41°C) and have spend a fair amount of time finding the best voltage setting. Multipliersdetails here. Video from bestofmedia. This setup is not practical for a real-life use, but you should know thatoverclockers have pushed the Q6600 to 3.5Ghz or even 4Ghz for a real-world usage. Do it at your own risk, of course…

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