Computex 2007: Taiwan overclocker almost breaks world record during live show

Ricky Morris, DIGITIMES, Taipei 2

Taiwan's world-class overclocking expert Coolaler came just short of recording a world record overclock during a live demonstration at Computex Taipei 2007. The show was held at the booth of enthusiast hardware news and reviews site TweakTown.

During the demonstration, Coolaler used liquid nitrogen to cool a dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU to below -100-degrees C while he overclocked the system to reach a CPU speed of 5.44GHz. The standard clock speed of this CPU is 3GHz and the current record overclock is 5.52GHz, which was set by Coolaler.

Using a Gigabyte GA-P35T-DQ6 motherboard which is based on the new Intel Bearlake chipset and some new DDR3 memory from Corsair, Coolaler was able to push the memory to 1500MHz DDR while the system FSB reached 605MHz with a 9x multiplier.

After achieving the ultra-high overclock Coolaler ran a series of benchmarks on the system which also included a pair of Gigabyte Radeon HD 2900 XT series graphics cards. In 3DMark01 the system achieved a score of over 86000, and it completed the SuperPI benchmark in 9.6 seconds.

Taiwan's world-class overclocking expert Coolaler gives a live demonstration at the TweakTown booth

An overclocked system cooled with LN2
Photo: TweakTown