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Asus set overclocking records with Rampage Extreme

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Posted July 19, 2008 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

ASUS engineers have installed an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor on the R.O.G. Rampage Extreme and used liquid nitrogen to break some overclocking records. First of all they managed to reach a processor bus of 703.98MHz with both cores active. With one core deactivated they reached a bus speed of 710MHz, which is one of the highest bus frequencies we’ve ever seen.

As if this wasn’t enough, they decided to test the motherboard’s memory overclocking capabilities. With a single DDR3 memory module from OCZ (we’re not sure exactly which) they managed to reach a terrifying frequency of 2516MHz, which is as far as we know a world record.

These tests were done two weeks ago which means that ASUS has come a long way with its future flagship motherboard. The first boards should appear in early August and if they are of the same quality as this one, ASUS has raised the bar for what defines an extreme motherboard. Let’s just hope that the rest follows.

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