How to push a single core CPU to 5.5GHz

Tagged: amd, overclocking, Computer Hardware
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Posted: 4 years 15 weeks ago

Sempron 140 and Gigabyte MA790X UD3P

Cheapskates of the world unite! On a more serious note, this shows that you don’t need loads of cash to purchase a blazing fast CPU, but rather get busy and push your CPU to the limits, even if it is a modest single core.

Madshrimps.be has performed a nice little experiment to see just how much juice can one squeeze out of a €35 CPU, and the results are excellent.

Combined with Gigabyte’s MA790X UD3P motherboard and treated with some LN2, the CPU managed to hit 5.55GHz, which is pretty impressive.

You can find the testing procedure and the results here.