No? I've seen a 1.8Ghz P4 overclocked to 3.5Ghz using dry ice cooling. It was just an experiment, as implementing such a method would cost thousands of (US) dollars. I've also seen a 3.06 overclocked to 4.5 using more conventional water-cooling (still quite expensive). The bottom line is.. P4 have much better headroom for overclocking. My friend cant get his athlon 2200+ over 1.9, and he has 7 fans in his case.
Originally posted by SiNi*F8
@3 March 2003 - 06:31
I don't know how true this is, but I've heard that a bloke a bit south from me, overclocked his 2.4ghz P4 to a 3.6 with a 2 degree heat inscrease, using a 2 fan/heatsink setup. I'm really not sure about that thought, because it's over a Gigahert increase and I've never heard of anything so marvellous yet
03-04-2003, 04:26 PM
Look at Tom's Hardware Guide to see really extreme overclocking setups using both P4 and Athlon XP chips.
Look in the processors section to find recent ones - it's sorted by date.
Edit: just found this article - it's VERY IMPORTANT if you're thinking about going AMD.
Tom's Hardware Guide: Socket A chipset comparison
This'll help anyone wondering about which mainboard/chipset to go with.
03-04-2003, 08:59 PM
AMD Sledge Hammer will blow intel into the downhill side