By Jake Crimmins posted Nov 17th 2011
The AMD Bulldozer CPUs have been sold out at most places for the past couple weeks. I was lucky enough to find a FX-8150 at the local Microcenter and picked it up along with an ASUS Crosshair V Formula. Within the first 20 minutes of having the CPU under liquid nitrogen I was able to boot into windows with a memory frequency of 3156MHz! I was shocked by the frequencies that I could achieve with this processor. Once I was in Windows I raised the FSB frequency and reached a memory frequency of 3238MHz using a single Dominator® GT CMGTX6 memory module. This is the 3rd highest memory frequency on the HWbot.org OC database. It also beat my previous personal best by over 250MHz, which is something I have been trying to beat for the past year.
I will be doing an in depth blog on overclocking the FX-8150 on liquid nitrogen and going for the maximum CPU frequency as well as going for even higher on the memory frequency as well. So be sure to check back!