Intel's processors have been known for their impressive overclocking headroom for quite some time, and a new world record established by a Celeron CPU comes to confirm this claim, as the chip managed to achieve no less than 8.2GHz. This is the fastest frequency to be achieved by this particular Celeron CPU model and the overclocker who has established this world record had to use liquid nitrogen in order to keep the processor temperatures in check during his experiments. As a result, the CPU never went beyond 27.0 °C despite the 2.008V that had to be sent its way. The system used for this overclocking record was comprised out of an Asus P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP motherboard that runs on the Intel X48 Express chipset, 1GB of DDR3 system memory setup in a single-channel configuration and an EVGA GeForce 8800GT graphics card. Power was provided by a 1200W PSU. The Intel Celeron 356 processor used for this overclocking record is based on the Cedar Mill architecture that made its appearance in the last generation Pentium 4 processors built by Intel. The CPU features a single processing core, which is usually clocked at 3.33GHz, only 512KB of Level 2 cache memory and lacks pretty much all the other more advanced technologies that we are accustomed to see in modern CPUs. However, its deep instruction pipeline makes it well suited for achieving impressive clocks speeds and is a favorite among overclockers who want to get the world title for the world's fastest processor. Even though this is the fastest frequency ever reached by a Celeron 356 CPU, this is ranked as the second highest CPU-Z result on Hwbot. The world's fastest CPU is also a Cedar Mill chip, a Celeron 352 to be more precise, that has reached a frequency of 8211MHz.