Extreme overclocking

Probably not something that will make it to anybody's desktop anytime soon, but it's still pretty cool. A group of Italian overclocking enthusiasts have managed to get a P4 631 up to 8 GHz! Naturally there was a little bit of extreme cooling going on in the form of liquid nitrogen and some hardware modifications to the voltage regulators. There's only a benchmark of some fractal calculations at 8 GHz, so I don't know how much performance increase there was going up to that speed. Pretty moot anyway because I doubt anybody would want to rig up a machine that required continuous cryogenic coolling to run. Still a very impressive OC

Found at Slashdot.