A few have asked us, “Why haven’t you shown any interest in the Pentium D 805? It’s so cheap!” Well, we have curbed our enthusiasm for the 805 for three reasons: It’s a 90nm Smithfield processor, which means “Prescott Twins,”
Yesterday, we mentioned a thread in which someone was getting up to about 3.5GHz using high-end air. Well, he’s doing better now. Granted, he’s doing it with a lot of voltage, about 1.58V, which is about 30% more than default.
Here is the forum thread for the weekend. The latter part of the thread details getting close to 4.7GHz using very heavy cooling. However, it’s the first part of the thread which should prove to be of more interest to
The AM2 numbers are in, and, as expected, they are little better than the 939 numbers. When Conroe shows up, the other shoe will drop, and if these numbers are the real deal, the campers will become unhappy. Doesn’t look
Summary: Simulated CPU large die tester simulate CPUs with an IHS. The die measures 1 1/8″ square; a thermocouple is grooved into the simulated die top to measure temps. I was very fortunate to receive a simulated die from Thermalright