Wednesday, August 20th 2008

Centrino 2 Overclocked to 4 GHz Thanks to Aggressive Cooling and Software

A desktop-replacement laptop using the Centrino 2 Platform, Intel's highest dual-core mobile CPU, the Penryn-based Core 2 Extreme X9100 to be precise, was overclocked to 4.00 GHz with help from aggressive cooling made by CoolIT and Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility. Seen in the first picture is the laptop seated on an unreleased notebook component cooler made by CoolIT. The cooler uses external thermoelectric couple (TEC) and air cooling to draw heat away from the laptop. Despite using overclocked settings using this cooler, the CPU reaches a scorching 50° C.

The cooler releases in January 2008 and will be priced around US $120. This feat was also helped by Intel's new Extreme Tuning Utility (Iron City). Intel's Dan Ragland used the software to overclock the laptop's CPU to over 4GHz, stably. He commented that the notebook-cooler added around 500MHz over and above what's achievable by using the laptop's cooling alone.

Source: Hexus.net
Add your own comment

15 Comments on Centrino 2 Overclocked to 4 GHz Thanks to Aggressive Cooling and Software

#1
chron
jeez look at the size of that cooler. Think it's small enough to still be considered a carry-on? Can you imagine the looks you'd get if you busted this out on a flight?
Posted on Reply
#2
PP Mguire
50c isnt really that hot for 4.0ghz. When folding my CPU can reach 70c sometimes when its real hot in my room.
Posted on Reply
#3
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
A scorching 50 degrees :eek: OMG wur gonna fry :laugh: My lappy runs about 60, doubles as central heating for the house :toast:
Posted on Reply
#4
Triprift
I wish i could get that cooling for mine might be able to play bf2 for few hours without crashing.
Posted on Reply
#5
Darkrealms
LoL, so I guess we are going to start benching entire laptops too? Not sure I'd want to OC a laptop. It would only take one spot on the board to not get good cooling and OOSP!

Is Iron City available for all new Intel CPUs? I want to play with it with my new e8500.

As far as laptop temps my NC8430 right now is sitting at:
CPU: 50c
Board: 44c
Board: 54c
Board: 30.7c
HDD: 32c
Using MobileMeter
Posted on Reply
#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
lol thats crazy for a laptop but i'm still waiting for a desktop board for the lappy chips again
Posted on Reply
#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: PP Mguire
50c isnt really that hot for 4.0ghz. When folding my CPU can reach 70c sometimes when its real hot in my room.
by: DrPepper
A scorching 50 degrees :eek: OMG wur gonna fry :laugh: My lappy runs about 60, doubles as central heating for the house :toast:
That's 50C after the TEC cooler + OC. Do you happen to use it?
Posted on Reply
#8
Triprift
Thats cool to me cooling or the lack of it with lappys is the main thing holding em back from being desktop replacements a term wich is bs and chips atm. That and the cost ofcourse.
Posted on Reply
#9
zithe
You think that's hot you should see my brother's B130. Use that and become temporarily infertile...
Posted on Reply
#10
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: btarunr
That's 50C after the TEC cooler + OC. Do you happen to use it?
Its still no that hot since its not got alot of room for the air to get in.

by: Triprift
Thats cool to me cooling or the lack of it with lappys is the main thing holding em back from being desktop replacements a term wich is bs and chips atm. That and the cost ofcourse.
Why don't ya get one of these http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-012-AK&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=399&name=Akasa%20Aluminum%20Alloy%20Notebook%20Cooler
Posted on Reply
#11
Baum
I think this won't work on any Laptop as normally the internal CPU ist covered with bad cooling systems.

The Laptop looks like special build for this, but i thought about that before :banghead:
Replacing the "Service Cover" from my Laptop with pure copper to get max OC.
well maximum weight was included :nutkick:

What i've done was building a copper base for my lappi (old alienware) and donwclock it that i could use it without a fan (ok it lost its original cooling from AW but that s*ck anyway) and at home we put a Zalman NC under that to aircool it and OC, even the mxm-gpu
wich was of cause upgraded too :roll:


Until we see what is between it, i think we can't say anything about that system except: nice idear :rolleyes:
Posted on Reply
#13
DonInKansas
Maybe the scorching comment was meant as sarcasm?
Posted on Reply
#14
Triprift
3.06 to 4 ghz is mightily impressive even if the cooler itself is massive. :eek::twitch:
Posted on Reply
#15
Hayder_Master
with this big cooler , it is not seems like notebook pc
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment