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Old 04-21-2008, 10:01 PM
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Default Episode 47 - Overclock your PC [Discussion]

Back in the day, only the foolhardy overclocked a PC. Today? It's practically expected for home builders. We walk you thru the basics of getting free performance from your processor.

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Old 04-21-2008, 10:42 PM
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"We're going to bring that [CPU Multiplier] up to 11, because it's one louder"...

hahaha nice Spinal Tap reference..

Sad to hear about Dave leaving, aside from being stuck in the studio running tens of thousands of miles of wires, he seemed to have a lot of great ideas for projects for the show.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:10 PM
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thats cool
i always thought over clocking was harder than that

i wounder if you could do it on a laptop
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one word: cooling...
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:42 PM
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There's a pretty cool and good group of overclockers over at:
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:41 AM
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Default there's the other way to.

Some people will underclock a machine so it will run cooler and use less juice. Some cpu's have a special section in them to record if the cpu has been overclocked. That way if there is a warranty issue the overclocker will have have to come clean. Good show by the way.

We want to see a pic of the little one!

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Thumbs down Dave

Say it ant so.. Dave gone, this saddens me. Let me be the first to say good show. Systm wouldn't be the show it is today without you (or Rev3 for that matter). So good luck, i wish you well at your new venture. Hope you come back and guest on a few shows.
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Overclocking is fun. I've been doing it for 15 years or so. Getting nostalgic is great 'n all, but i'm sure glad I don't have to solder crystals anymore to get more oomph. These days it is really too easy. Just dial in a value and see if it sticks.

My current machine runs almost 40% over stock, with air cooling and no noise. Default voltages even for the CPU and motherboard. All I had to do was set my memory to 2.1 volt (default 1.8). And even that is the rated voltage for those sticks.

C2D E6600 2,4GHz @ 3,3GHz. Free speed. It's wonderful.
And because the voltages are kept stock, I'm not too worried about electromigration.

I'm sure I could get more out of it, but my main concern is quiet and cool operation. DDR2 Memory at 730MHz 3-3-3-9-12. A year and a half old machine, and it's kicking *ss even when compared to brand new stock machines. In both pure speed, and bandwith.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:44 PM
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Overclocking is fawking awesome!
Most fun I've had is overclocking my computah.

Back in the day, I used to overclock my integrated graphics card... = epic failure!

Saddens me that randolph is leaving =/
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Overclocking is useless. It is fun if you have time for it.
And it _can_ be very rewarding. But just finding this out and at some point of course, finding out you did it too much wastes so much time you could better invest in fun software stuff.

Did i tell you that i find PC hardware boring and dumb? *g*

I will buy the first pc without hardware if there ever is one.

When i was a kid, i liked all this stupid bigger fan more volts and Hz stuff. But i liked some other strange things as a kid...
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