Two Penwortham Priory Academy students are aiming to follow in the footsteps of their school hero Jamie Edwards and make history.
Jamie became the youngest person in the world to create nuclear fusion aged 13 in the school’s science laboratories in March 2014.
Former headteacher Jim Hourigan gave Jamie the funding and go-ahead to try his experiment which catapulted him into the record books- and on the David Letterman show in America.
Now Yoovraj Chekori and Hussain Alkachkach are looking to make history of their own by overclocking a computer using a fluorocarbon – which they believe, has never been done before.
Yoovraj, 15, said: “We have been working on this experiment for 18 months.
“We were inspired by Jamie and Mr Hourigan left a legacy, a pot of money, for any child who wanted to try to do something extraordinary, within reason. We came up with our plan, persuaded Mr Hourigan and we were given £2,000.”
Overclocking involves making a computer run at a faster speed than it is designed to.
Yoovraj added: “It is quite a big thing as people are trying to make their computers work beyond the manufacturer’s settings and limits and increase their performance.
“I got into it as my dad used to mess around with computers he bought from eBay and I used to help him and got hooked.
“I went on YouTube and found out about overclocking and decided I wanted to see how fast I could make a computer go.
“Hussain takes electronics like me so I got him involved and we have taken it from there. Riversway Computers in Longton gave us some parts and we custom made a computer in the new science lab at school.”
With support from the school and Andy Joel from F2 Chemicals they have gone as far as they can without professional backing.
The teen said: “We now want to see if we can take it to the next step and we are after help with the project so we can learn how we can go even faster.”
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