A World Record Achieved By overclocked AMD Phenon II
Can you believe that?A whopping 6.5 GHz speed was achieved by the AMD Phenon II X4 when it was overcocked in January 2009 in Las Vegas.This was a record breaking peformance
which broke the FutureMark 3DMark 05 World Record.The processors were cooled to subzero
temperatures.Phenom becomes the first x86 quadcore processor to break it.At CES 2009, Sapsa & SF3D of Team Finland gets help from Pete Hardman and Sami Makinen of AMD to achieve this.
Now overclocking is an activity done by pc enthuasists who operate the cpu and motherboard at greater frequencies over the designed ones by the company.They believe that this would provide superior performance out of cheap processors.
THese guys have used 500 litres of liquid nitrogen and liquid helium for the AMD Phenom II X4
processor with "Dragon" platform technology.They have overclocked a 1.8 Ghz cpu to 6.5 Ghz.
It is not suggested that you do the overclocking as it is a way of degrading the dignity of your
processor.It can cause damage to your motherboards, processors and graphic cards.If you couldn't cool it well, it just gets burned away.You can't claim warranty when burning electronics away.Now liquid helium is a dangerous and cold substance and not intended to be in contact with your skin.Do not try anything wicked.
Microprocessors are getting faster day by day.The hurdle in making them faster and creating
integrated electronics (packing transistors as close as they can be) is certainly going to create
more and more heat.So you need to get it cooled and heat should be dissipated so that the
electronics would work fine.Temperatures can harm electronics.