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  1. #16
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    We still OC, its just not as easy as before,its like learning how to do it all over again,especially with phenoms thx to the new NB clock

    Video cards are still fun though

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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    I still OC. Of course, it is the same 5-6 year old system still.
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    Well the last rig I OCís was my Barton 2500. I bought it specifically to OC and it did exactly what it was supposed to and itís still running strong all this time later. I remember my friend who was a big Intel user
    having a fit at a LAN we were at because his system just couldnít keep up with mine. Then I told him how much less I paid for my CPU than he did for hisÖ He didnít talk to me for an hourÖ Ahh the good old days.

    These days Iím getting all the performance I need out of my non OCíd main rig, especially after stepping up to a dual core 6000+ and DDR2. If it had poor performance in a specific application it might be different but Iím more concerned with keeping my rig cool and quiet these days.

    Besides Iím not sure how much headroom there is in my latest chip, Iím guessing not a lot . Still thatís not always the point of overclocking is it
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by RatboyX View Post
    Well the last rig I OCís was my Barton 2500. I bought it specifically to OC and it did exactly what it was supposed to and itís still running strong all this time later. I remember my friend who was a big Intel user
    having a fit at a LAN we were at because his system just couldnít keep up with mine. Then I told him how much less I paid for my CPU than he did for hisÖ He didnít talk to me for an hourÖ Ahh the good old days.

    These days Iím getting all the performance I need out of my non OCíd main rig, especially after stepping up to a dual core 6000+ and DDR2. If it had poor performance in a specific application it might be different but Iím more concerned with keeping my rig cool and quiet these days.

    Besides Iím not sure how much headroom there is in my latest chip, Iím guessing not a lot . Still thatís not always the point of overclocking is it
    I'd say allot of people who first OC see that the gains are not always large and with some of the headache that comes with it at times not worth it.

    Some silly people like me just enjoy the process. I think I enjoy the process and getting something for nothing because of my (Very) small knowledge
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    All 4 of my systems are overclocked as far as possible with heat being my limiting factor. My E6750 chuggs along at 3.6Ghz 24/7 with no extra voltage to the CPU and the ram at 2.0v. My Opteron 170 (My sons system) is running 2.8Ghz again with no extra voltage to the CPU. My 3700+ sandy (my daughters system) is running 2.6 Ghz and my 3400+ newcastle (the wifes system) is running 2.6Ghz

    As said though the days of feeling good about your OC's are long gone considering how easy these CPUs overclock these days..
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by AMD Fanatic View Post
    All 4 of my systems are overclocked as far as possible with heat being my limiting factor. My E6750 chuggs along at 3.6Ghz 24/7 with no extra voltage to the CPU and the ram at 2.0v. My Opteron 170 (My sons system) is running 2.8Ghz again with no extra voltage to the CPU. My 3700+ sandy (my daughters system) is running 2.6 Ghz and my 3400+ newcastle (the wifes system) is running 2.6Ghz

    As said though the days of feeling good about your OC's are long gone considering how easy these CPUs overclock these days..
    And I say to you again try a phenom,

    You know what on second thought don't because you will probably get lucky again and get a monster OC phenom
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    I still oc and will as long as it's possible. Is overclocking easier to do than it used to be? Sure it is and that's a good thing imo. I don't miss the days of the pencil trick and thought it was nothing more than a pita. I still feel as good about my mild 600 mhz oc on my Q6600 that I did with my old Athlon XP overclocks. I wonder what percentage of the general computing public is currently overclocking their computers, or even know what overclocking is? I'd bet very, very few.

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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    more fun back then? PFFFFT. it's more fun now that i don't need to spend weeks doing it, instead maybe a few days at the most.

    i do not miss doing wire tricks to unlock a different set of multipliers, or whatever i needed for a decent oc.

    definitely never did any pencil tricks myself, of course back then i was more or less relying on the parents for spare parts, or spending a months wages at KFC for parts. even still, i don't think i'd be willing to do that to my hardware anymore.

    i like tweaking too, it's just that i've learned from past experiences by now, i no longer care to squeeze every last meaningless ounce of performance out of my system to shave a few fractions of a second off my super pie time. don't have the time much anymore either.
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    That was fun. I miss waiting to see what the next cool thing to try was. Getting two bartons on an msi server board as two mp's was the best in its day. I still love to oc though. When they came out with the q6700 extreme I was able to get it to 4.2 ghz and do 3d mark runs with it. Needed a 25 pound bag of ice in a bucket inlined to my watercooled loop. Got 3rd or 4th place in that futuremark competition a few years back. Now its a joke to oc a quad. 4.5 on water cooled rig in the summer. Add a little bit of voltage and away she goes. Does not seem like much of a challenge. Maybe I am just getting older and 4 ghz is good enough.
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0156 View Post
    That was fun. I miss waiting to see what the next cool thing to try was. Getting two bartons on an msi server board as two mp's was the best in its day. I still love to oc though. When they came out with the q6700 extreme I was able to get it to 4.2 ghz and do 3d mark runs with it. Needed a 25 pound bag of ice in a bucket inlined to my watercooled loop. Got 3rd or 4th place in that futuremark competition a few years back. Now its a joke to oc a quad. 4.5 on water cooled rig in the summer. Add a little bit of voltage and away she goes. Does not seem like much of a challenge. Maybe I am just getting older and 4 ghz is good enough.
    So true 0156.

    I remember soldering a resistor to my 8RDA+ to get the chipset voltage above 2.0v and that was my best memories of OC'ing with a 2100+ Tbred that I was able to run at 2800Mhz and at the time it was a serious overclock. I did the rear window defogger repair kit trick with my 1800+ to unlock the multi and (@Brandito) PFFFT or not those where the days..

    Just not the same as it used to be but like 0156 said this could be due to age.
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    I used to take pride in overclocking 2000--> 2005. But now I'll OC if I need to, can't say I burnt out any hardware overclocking though. But on occasion I did run into stability issues and corrupted data.

    these days I have no need to oc...everything runs fast at max graphical settings and never a reboot .

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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    and there are all kinds of way to have fun with the oc.





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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    Sheesh UD, I remember getting a sub 30 sec with my 3700+ (@2900?) and 2-2-2 memory at 240 something. back in the VnF4 days.

    Back then most of the activity was in the board forums, as we were all learning how to do A64's and learn all the new settings. Those were the days here, still had strong AMDMB roots (I still use the Amdmb legacy format) and out performing intel was very exciting.
    Not that there isn't plenty of intel OCing going on here, but once you have the basics there isn't that much to it, intel as well as AMD. No more memory voltage boosters etc, most boards come standard with all the options you need built in. If you run into a stopping point you just slow that part of the board

    Maybe AMD will turn the corner and the excitement will come back, for intel OCers as well as AMDer's. Not as much fun class racing, you want to race the other guys.
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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    This is something our Bartons never could do...




    Hey, there's still the tape trick for Xeons!


    From this:


    To this:


    Just by sticking a teeny tiny piece ot tape (the opposite of the Barton paint trick!)

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    Re: No one overclocks anymore?

    UB,

    Good to see ya post, lets see a chaintech screeny
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