View Full Version : Pentium 4's Overclocked Above 3GHz

02-06-2002, 12:19 PM
Tom's Hardware has managed to overclock an Intel Northwood Pentium 4 above 3GHz. The chip is officially rated for 2.2GHz.

Tom's then used various benchmarks to test performance and stability - and were impressed with the results. In fact, they were able to break records in terms of frames per second displayed in Quake 3, far above the normal performance levels.

Tom's warns that the overclocking can only be achieved using special cooling devices, like a watercooling system. Only certain hand-selected processors can be overclocked to these speeds using air-cooling methods.

02-06-2002, 01:01 PM
There is no way you wrote that Rave. Why do you always copy and paste stuff? These seem to be your longest posts and they aren't even yours!

I have had an evil day so I am ranting... forgive me


02-06-2002, 01:04 PM
I couldnt be bothered to re write it. Even though I could have written it better......anyway, your supposed to be the sig brigade :mob:, stick to what your good at :)

02-06-2002, 01:08 PM
Those pithy remarks are starting to wear a little thin. I think you'll find I contribute a little more than "being a member of the sig brigade"


02-06-2002, 01:08 PM
You took your time bringing us that RAVE - I saw it a week ago :p

...You're usually much quicker than that - why'd you take so long?

02-06-2002, 02:03 PM
Can everyone PLEASE stop having a go at me :mad:.

What about this.....

nVidia has ATI Sweating (uh oh)...

As nVidia readies itself to recapture the peak of the graphics market with the GeForce4, ATI prepares some counter measures to even things out. nVidia's prolific product roll-out, has led to the company announcing its latest offering, a full month ahead of ATI's RV250 chip. According to ATI's marketing heads the best way to combat such a lead is to cut prices.

The recent Radeon 8500, the LE and 7500 cards will receive significant price reductions in order to make them more appealing. The Radeon 8500, it is estimated, will cost a maximum US$299, such a price, for a card carrying Dual View (HYDRAVISION), S video and 128 mb's of DDR memory, is extremely decent. The 7500 will also receive a hefty reduction in price and will be available for a maximum price of US$149.

All these price reductions are fine and are bound to make consumers interested but the real battle, for ATI, is the reception its newest chip will receive. According to ATI the RV250 will be one and a half times faster than the R200 was, giving it an advantage over the GeForce4 MX expected speeds.
The real issue for ATI is whether they will be able to produce the RV250 based cards and the R300, DirectX 9 chip, fast enough. ATI managed to sneak back into competition with nVidia by having direct competition to the GeForce3 readily available, the Radeon 8500. If their unreliable production past catches up with them and they allow the GeForce4 to rule unchallenged, they could find themselves, once more, far from the spotlight.

Darth Simpson
02-06-2002, 02:05 PM
Yeah, it's pretty old news. =)

Some guys in Finland managed to get the P4 to 3675 MHz, or something close to that number anyway, can't remember exactly. They used liquid nitrogen though...

02-06-2002, 03:57 PM
Originally posted by CaptainRAVE
Can everyone PLEASE stop having a go at me :mad:
Yes - sorry :)
What about this..... [etc.]
Much better - very interesting stuff, and a lot more recent - I'm glad you haven't lost your edge - keep it coming :)

BTW, wardz - he said "...anyway, your supposed to be the sig brigade..." - you're not a member, you are the Sig Brigade :D :p :D

J/K ;)

I bet you two are really good friends when you're not on the forums - or am I way off? :confused:

02-06-2002, 05:06 PM
No one cares.

02-06-2002, 06:43 PM
I was shocked enough when AlianWare released its 60GB hard drive.

Things I would do for stuff like this.

02-07-2002, 09:34 AM
A pentium 2.2 gig to 3? THAT IS NOTHING!!! I got my Athlon 1.2 gig to over 5 gigs!!!!

Check out my set up.


:D :D :D :rolleyes: ;)

02-07-2002, 10:24 AM
uh...even though that is an AT form factor, and it isnt your pic, thats still kind of funny =)

Darth Simpson
02-07-2002, 10:42 AM
Now that's some real watercooling action!

02-07-2002, 03:23 PM
ROFL..... now thats good lol!!!

02-07-2002, 03:42 PM
:D LOL !!:D
Great pic

Here is the one you talk about Simpson

02-07-2002, 05:02 PM
Yeah they can overclock it at 3 Ghz for a littlewhile and before they know it they here a small bang from inside the Comp so they have just ended up wasting about $500 not including anything else that got damaged by the explosion and resulting debris...

02-07-2002, 08:22 PM
Man, that is fast...

where can I get a peltier set-up like that Lando.

I'm going to crank my P133 up to 166 and I'm afraid I'm going to need some big time cooling.:rolleyes:

02-12-2002, 11:13 AM
Intel took one to an expo that they clocked at 4.3 GHz.......the P4 is supposed to last untill it hits 10 GHz before they change architectures......:(

02-12-2002, 02:28 PM
Well at least they wont keep changing motherboards :D

02-12-2002, 08:29 PM
If the FSB gets too high they'll have to change motherboards.

02-13-2002, 01:46 PM
The computer in my room is about 233mgz and the one my family used (and the one I use most of the time) is 450.

I can't imagine a 3mgz. It's almost a super-computer.

02-13-2002, 01:54 PM
I got a P4 1.4, I could probebly get to 2GHz if I wanted. But the thing is, I'm not that insane. A warranty cames with my new PC for a reason. And I don't intend to just throwing it into a pit of hungry mutated salmon!

02-13-2002, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by JR2000Z
the one my family used (and the one I use most of the time) is 450.

same here.