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Our friends over at The Overclockers Page have posted an Intel certificate awarded to a youth who undertook a project in overclocking. And Intel awarded $200 in a cash prize to the young man for the project, the pages report. A certificate, signed by CEO Craig Barrett and headed Intel Excellence in Computer Science, awards Jason Au for outstanding achievement in computer science. And according to Au, the US Air Force gave him $100 while Intel gave him $200 in prize money. However, given that Pat Gelsinger, a senior VP, overclocked a Pentium III Xeon at CeBIT a few days ago and Albert Yu, another senior VP, overclocked a chip to 1000MHz at the Intel Developer Forum in February, perhaps all of it makes sense. Except for the utility Intel has posted which is designed to test whether your chips are overclocked. Now if only Intel would post the code to detect the processor serial number (PSN) in Pentium IIs (which we're still testing)... ®

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