Throwing caution to the wind and dousing his AMD processor and G.Skill Extreme RipjawsZ memory kit in liquid nitrogen, Christian Ney, the well-regarded Swiss overclocker, set a new memory frequency record as recognized by HWBot's Professional Overclockers League. The record for DDR3 memory now stands at 3,736MHz, the highest frequency every achieved, besting the previous record of 3,600MHz.
"It was a lot of fun while tweaking G.Skill memory. You can feel the unlimited potential and always want to go higher and higher," Ney said.
At 1,868MHz (3,736MHz effective), the LN2-cooled Extreme RipjawsZ ran latency timings of 11 (CAS)-13(RAS to CAS)-13(RAS Precharge)-36(tRAS). Both the memory and AMD A8 3870K processor were cooled to -197C. Other components that either aided the overclock or went along for the ride include a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H motherboard, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 solid state drive, X-Series 750W power supply, and a Voodoo3 2000 PCI videocard, a once popular GPU built by 3dfx during the company's heyday.