Ed Driscoll

THE WORLD'S FASTEST PC? Speaking

THE WORLD’S FASTEST PC? Speaking of nifty technologies, the BBC (also by way of GeekPress) is reporting on a customized PC, called the “Vapochill”, clocked at a blistering 3 GHz:

The Vapochill PC takes an off the shelf 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor and speeds it up to the record-breaking pace.

PCs which have been “overclocked” in this way are often unstable, because the whole system, including the memory chips and the interface circuitry, is run well past its design speed.

But the Vapochill takes advantage of the way that some computer circuit boards are designed to speed up only the processor and leave the rest of the system unchanged.