Overclocked AMD Phenom II Hits 6.5GHz with Liquid Nitrogen/Helium Cooling

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In the past, the AMD Phenom II has been overclocked to an extremely impressive 5 GHz . And while this was extremely impressive, it would seem that AMD wouldn’t want to be outdone .

AMD’s own Pete Hardman and Sami Makinen were able to overclock an AMD Phenom II to a blazing 6.5GHz, at an operating temperature of –230 degrees Celsius using liquid nitrogen and liquid helium as their cooling agents.

Should you be interested in seeing the whole process play out, be sure and check out the video here (and, as is usual with videos of this nature, prepare your ears for some awful trance music).

Image Credit: AMD

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