In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Thu, 11 May 2006 14:36:26 +0100
> __/ [ linuxiac ] on Thursday 11 May 2006 14:11 \__
>> the biggest news in overclocking since the Celeron 300A and the AMD
>> pencil trick:
>> Without any added cooling, the fixed multiplier Intel Pentium D805 can
>> be pushed to 4.1Ghz! The dual core cpu is fixed in the multiplier to
>> 20X, but, most boards can be flexed from 133 Mhz up to 200Mhz, and beyond!
>> Tomshardware mentions added water cooling above 4.1 Ghz! They are
>> pumping it to 6 Ghz!!!
>> Imagine THAT with Linux, for the cost of a $130.00 chip and the cooler!
> Does Linux really need /that/ much power?
Linux, no. Some Linux applications, maybe; think hardcore gaming.
Ideally, we'd be able to overclock the GPU as well.
As it is, I question "added cooling". A better phrasing
to my ultra-anally-pedantic turn of mind would be "without
cooling beyond those provided by standard desktop PC's"
or some such. :-)
In short, the harder one clocks a unit, the hotter it
runs, regardless; the question is whether the surrounding
environment can take out the heat.
> Overclocking puts stability in
> jeopardy and stability is one of the many strengths of GNU/Linux.
Windows Vista. Because it's time to refresh your hardware. Trust us.