I.nfraR.ed from Bulgaria Hits 3.7GHz on Athlon XP During March TC Warm-Up! (+ First Ever Sub-30s 1M)

For two months now we have been warming up for the next HWBOT Team Cup with monthly team-based overclocking competitions. Mostly, the Team Cup's focus on older hardware such as Pentium II and Athlon XP. This gives a lot of overclockers the chance to revisit the old technology and see if they can push the boundaries even further.

One of my personal favorite platforms is Athlon XP. The Athlon XP 2600+ formed the heart of my very first system build and of course featured in my very first overclocking sessions. Back in the day, many years ago, I recall seeing 33 seconds SuperPI 1M as the magical barrier for this platform and over the years many have tried to break 30sec. Yesterday, eleven (11!) years after the release of the platform it finally happened!

I.nfraR.ed from Bulgaria, known for his excellend AMD overclocking ability, found a more-than-golden Athlon XP-M 2500+ capable of CPU-Z validating at 3713 MHz. That same CPU is SuperPI 1M stable to 3581 MHz - 100 MHz more than #2 - and broke set a new 1M record for Athlon XP: 29.703sec. Yes, yes, yes! Below 30! For those who are curious, the CPU is fully stable at 3.5GHz and completes SuperPI 32M in 26 minutes 34.773 sec.

I am truly excited about this and I actually hope to see even more in the future. But for now, I will just enjoy staring at that 29 second SuperPI 1M. Congratulations!


Belgium Massman says:

I've been waiting to see that 29 sec mark for 11 years!

Germany Luebke says:

great work I.nfraR.ed :celebration:

Kazakhstan TerraRaptor says:

Great job, Ivan!

K404 says:

Abit NF-7 series :D :D :D Maaaaaaan Abit made some good stuff back in the day (Congrats Ivan!)

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

Thanks :)
It is a dream which came true, really!
I've always wanted to do that and admired the Japanese guys back in the days.

Just like Massman, my first own PC was based on s.A platform with XP 2500+ and that's the time when I started overclocking (for higher fps in games), but my sample was really bad - 2200MHz with 1.85+V.

Still there's room for improvement, but I'm happy with these results for now.
I need to sort out the small problem with the board (killed out of stupidity my best NF7-S in the R.I.P Abit competition some time ago) and this one does not go much higher than 260-262 DC 1:1 on the FSB.

Germany Luebke says:

really phat: the good old athlon xp @ 3,7 ghz is in super pi as fast as a vishera @ ~4,7 ghz @ ddr3 :eek:

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

Wow! Where did you find such Godly chip man? Congrats!!

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Absolutely awesome dude, very well done! I find things like this much more impressive than the best Cinebench 11.5 global for instance because people have had over 10years to get a score like this and it has never been done until now. Hopefully we won't have to wait another 10 years to see another :)

Serbia d0minat0r says:

amazing infrared!

France Wizerty says:

BIMM, good job my friend, you nail it.

Serbia d0minat0r says:

socket A king!

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