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People have been overclocking the Intel Atom processor used in netbooks ever since it was first released last summer, with some people reporting clock speeds of higher than 2GHz. But Asus has always gone one step further – by offering Eee PC users a handy utility called the Super Hybrid Engine that lets you overclock or underclock the CPU with the click of a button.

The ubiquitous 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU runs at three speeds on most Eee PC models: 1.2GHz (Power Saving), (High Performance) 1.6GHz, or 1.7GHz (Super High Performance). Asus includes the same Super Hybrid Engine with the Asus Eee PC 1000HE. But this netbook comes with a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor.

I just fired up CPU-Z to see  what the clock speeds are with the newer chip. Here are the results:

  • Power Saving Mode – 1.25GHz
  • High Performance Mode – 1.66GHz
  • Super High Performance Mode – 1.75GHz

I’m sure you could get even better ressults if you used a third party overclocking utility like EeeCtl. But I’m not going to give it a try on my demo unit just yet. If you feel like experimenting with your netbook, let us know how it goes in the comments.

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12 replies on “Intel Atom N280 CPU can hit 1.75GHz with ease”

  1. I Got a HP with an Atom cpu 280 @ 1.66ghz

    1.66ghz 1.99 gb ram

    thats the infffo i get from it. any idea on how to tweak it and wich tool to use ??

    LOBO_DK

  2. kind of sweet 1,75 ghz mine runs up to 2,35 ghz stable with octuner, but cant boot with 2,35 ghz, but with 2,2ghz it works fine

  3. my n280 in my msi wind u123 is running 2105 mhz with 55 degrees as max temp

    1. How have you clocked it?
      Using SetFSB or eeectl?

      And another question: if you restart the PC, you have to clock it again, or it remains at 2,1GHz?

  4. Aye, eee-control is what I was trying to use for Linux. I simply assumed Eeectl was an abbreviation for eee-control.
    Thank you for the thought. 🙂
    J

  5. It would appear that the eee-control is not compatible with the 1000HE in Linux, at least not for this novice. It will be interesting to see if anyone finds a workaround for the slightly different hardware. I’m using Xubuntu with Adam’s Kernel installed. The error said that this model off eee is not supported.
    Good luck to all who try to make it work!
    J

    1. i think it was a deliberate “mistake” – just to see who was reading the post 🙂

      i don’t even wanna think about whether he had a sticky “L” key. LOL.

        1. funny, yes 🙂

          actually was the most memorable thing i saw on the web yesterday (probably says more about me and my web habits than you). LOL.

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