Tuesday, November 25th 2008

Intel Atom N270 Overclocked to 2385MHz, Probably the Fastest Atom Ever

Have you ever thought of overclocking your shiny little netbook, probably not, but here's what might happen if you're wondering. In my humble opinion this is ridiculous, but it's possible. Overclocking experts from Team Australia, using an ordinary MSI Wind U100 netbook and a single Kingston 2GB DDR2 667Mhz SO-DIMM, have done the unthinkable, overclock the hell out of an Intel Atom N270 netbook processor. If you remember, MSI recently released a v1.09 BIOS for the Wind that allows overclocking. That's exactly what Team AU have done, dismantle an MSI Wind netbook, put some LN2 cooling and use the latest BIOS to max the Intel Atom CPU frequency. The end result is pretty good, they've managed to push the poor 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU to an amazing 2385MHz (FSB 199 x 12 multiplier) and take a CPU-Z snapshot. There's really no point in doing that, but it's pure fun. The full discussion thread for this insane experiment is posted over at XtremeSystems.

Source: XtremeSystems
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19 Comments on Intel Atom N270 Overclocked to 2385MHz, Probably the Fastest Atom Ever

#1
cjoyce1980
now only if it came at that speed out of the box
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#2
ShadowFold
Why did they need ln2 for this lol
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#3
smartali89
didn't they post the scores ?
how much performance gain they got ??
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#4
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
ln2 for 785mhz, fun yeah but wouldn't that be possible with air.
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#5
Basard
lol, i just threw a turd thru the air! fastest turd ever!!!!


nah, jk, this is kinda cool :P
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#6
Steevo
My sansa self overclocks, without LN or any other form of cooling. 80Mhz FTW!
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#7
mab1376
There only 2 possible reasons for doing this:

1. Extreme boredom and $400 + ln2 costs to waste.

2. Actually thinking this would prove to be a good, useful idea.

Both of which seem to be a waste, they should be pushing an i7 with ln2.
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#8
ascstinger
you forgot the third

3. Just for a good time and to try something different.
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#9
Dixxhead
But using ln2 for this is pretty much overkill; I think this should have been easily doable with an above avarage Desktop-aircooler (I mean one of those monsters with 8 heatpipes and whatnot); I mean, I got my Pentium M from 1.7 ghz to 2.2ghz no sweat with the default coolingsystem of the Laptop, so what is so special about getting a "not so hot" Atom to those speeds?
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#10
OnBoard
Fastest Atom ever, so it might be as fast as slowest Celeron now, whee :p
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#11
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
The reason LN2 was required was because the voltage on the processor can't be increased, so the only way to allow "stable" overclocking is to lower the operating temperature.

As for the usefulness, when is any overclocking done with LN2 every considered useful? They did it because no one else has, and to hold the N270 overclocking record.
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#12
Dixxhead
by: newtekie1
The reason LN2 was required was because the voltage on the processor can't be increased, so the only way to allow "stable" overclocking is to lower the operating temperature.

As for the usefulness, when is any overclocking done with LN2 every considered useful? They did it because no one else has, and to hold the N270 overclocking record.
I see, thanks for the heads-up.
:toast:
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#14
regan1985
i think its its a good idea! we all like overclocking so why not do somthing different! if you could run it on air then thats kool coz every little helps! interests me as im looking into getting myself a little atom /asus notebook
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#15
DrunkenMafia
Bloody aussies... we do some stupid shit :laugh:

They musta been pretty bored. :)
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#16
bim27142
woohooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! :toast:
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#17
Jizzler
Very nice!

I can relate, because I want to WC my daughter's Phenom / 790GX rig. Maybe get HD 3300 record? ;)
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
when i read about this on XS (yesterday) he is going to do a hardmod on the mobo for the chipset and cpu volts :roll:
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