Intel Atom 330 Dual Core Processor (Embedded)
Zotac ION ITX F Motherboard
2GB Patriot PC2-6400 DDR2 Memory
nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512mb GDDR3
320GB Samsung F1 7200RPM SATA II HDD
LG 22x SATA DVD+/-RW
Tagan 420W ATX Power Supply Unit
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Disappointingly, we were unable to run our test sample without it's included 80mm fan. Under conditions where a nearby fan intake or power supply intake fan is present, "fanless" operation might be possible. That being said, the included fan was reasonably quiet and didn't have have a noticeable motor noise.
First of all, I would like to mention that it's somewhat unfair to expect huge overclocks from a small form factor, embedded CPU platform but as our name might indicate, we're going to give it a shot anyway. The process itself was relatively painless, as we steadily ramped up the Atom 330's Front Side Bus. We did reach a point (circa 2.1GHz) where the motherboard would no longer boot, however a hard power cycle was all it took to trigger a CMOS Checksum Error to place us back in BIOS. Our final stable clockspeed came to a very reasonable 2.07GHz @ 172FSB (690MHz Effective). While further voltage increases had no effect on further overclocking, we were still very impressed with the 470MHz overclock that had been achieved on a comparatively basic processor.