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Unless you've got some radical cooling methods (like liquid Nitrogen or phase), it's unlikely for a 90nm K8 chip to go much beyond 3.0GHz. It's just a limitation of the design.

Everything has a limit imposed on it by its own design. That is just a fundamental fact of engineering. This is what drives engineering, in fact: The necessity to produce more performance spurs the invention of new designs, new methods of production, and moves the boundaries of technology.

I guess that's part of the reason for overclocking: To push our systems to their limits.
    
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