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Is your system overclocked?

Is your system overclocked?

  • Yes, graphics only

    Votes: 924 7.4%
  • Yes, CPU only

    Votes: 2,554 20.5%
  • Yes, CPU and graphics card

    Votes: 5,174 41.6%
  • No

    Votes: 3,783 30.4%

  • Total voters
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#51
I over-clock everything that will make a difference.
 
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#52
my i5-2500k runs 4ghz at 1.155V in bios and CPU-Z shows 1.160V so software reading ain't that much off ^^
 

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#53
I'm running a way-overkill water loop on a non-oc i3 2120, which is fine for pretty much everything at stock clocks. OC would only increase power consumption, increase fan noise and contribute to global warming :laugh:
The HD5870, though, is overclocked, since it is just about fast enough for most modern games on full details. OC makes the difference from "sometimes too slow" to "absolutely enjoyable".
 
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#54
I OC the Ram as well if possible, being an Intel user for a long time I can say that RAM speed always played a big part in the performance. I also OC'd a PSU before :roll:

I'm no OC guru but as long as you keep voltages/temps in check and the clock is tested stable, there is no reason you can't keep it set there... The first box I built is still clipping along 8yrs later with a 600Mhz bus OC and a 100Mhz RAM OC :) I gifted it to a family member and they couldn't be happier :D
 
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#55
Mild on the cpu, gpu's stock
 

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#56
I have had very system I own overclocked since the day I got them. Yes I have smoked some chips, but I also have many that are still kicking. To this day my phenom ii 910 c2 95w chip is chugging along@3.4ghz. Along with some overlooked 3870x2's. 3 years, 3 different boards and 4 sets of gpu's and it still chugs along. Currently running a b97@4ghz. If it dies I'll find another chip and do the same. Current gpu's are c locked as well.
Only ever smoked one chip(an old 754 Sempron), one kit of RAM(DDR400 G.Skill NQ), and one GPU(HD3870). The GPU was killed due to a volt mod(and not pencil mod, trimpots), so it can't be directly blamed on overclocking, but the volt mod was for higher overclocking, lol.
 
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#57
I like knowing that my systen runs faster than any standard system, sold on the market..
Makes me all warm and fuzzy..:p
 
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#58
Thought id also mention my pcs are my houshold heating, and due to the clocking they do quite well at it, free heat bonus:nutkick:
 
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#59
I have had very system I own overclocked since the day I got them. Yes I have smoked some chips, but I also have many that are still kicking. To this day my phenom ii 910 c2 95w chip is chugging along@3.4ghz. Along with some overlooked 3870x2's. 3 years, 3 different boards and 4 sets of gpu's and it still chugs along. Currently running a b97@4ghz. If it dies I'll find another chip and do the same. Current gpu's are c locked as well.
Did someone call me?
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#60
Only ever smoked one chip(an old 754 Sempron), one kit of RAM(DDR400 G.Skill NQ), and one GPU(HD3870). The GPU was killed due to a volt mod(and not pencil mod, trimpots), so it can't be directly blamed on overclocking, but the volt mod was for higher overclocking, lol.
I may or may not have a huge stack of parts that have died but that's against th point. Mine were due to excess when you start using dice and chilled water I feel like the dead part rules no longer apply.

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#61
I nave 2 of my six crunchers overclocked and another one with 2 cores unlocked. I oced the 2 to see how much of a boost in ppd it actually gives wcg compared to a rig with the same cpu running at stock clocks. Also seeing would it be worth it to buy a faster proc of the same technology.
 

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#62
I may or may not have a huge stack of parts that have died but that's against th point. Mine were due to excess when you start using dice and chilled water I feel like the dead part rules no longer apply.
True, when heading towards the realm of extreme overclocking, hardware death is almost a given. Shamino is constantly making me say "you're kidding me," from the hardware he blows up on a daily basis over at the KPC forums. A while back, in one day he managed to destroy three brand new(at the time) GTX680s. Then again, that same day he also set the record for GTX680 clock speed, just shy of 2GHz iirc. Great victories rarely come without great sacrifices. Being sponsored helps too :p
 

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#63
i like to do about a 5% overclock to make the cost of spending nearly $1000 on a cpu and gpu alone less depressing.
 
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#64
Yeah I always overclock CPU and GPU. Not really because I need to but just because I can. I don't put the effort into that I used to. My days of "finding the limits" are over.
 

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#65
I always oc until cooling stops me. Sometimes it is voltages, mainly for the cpu, sometimes i hit a frequency wall, mainly the gpu, but most of the time i reach the limit of what a waterblock can do.

And as with every folder, each ppd counts!
 
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#66
i like to do about a 5% overclock to make the cost of spending nearly $1000 on a cpu and gpu alone less depressing.
:laugh:

5% less depressing? Is that equivalent to 1/2 hr with a therapist?
 
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#67
Yes, only cpu.

I don't like oc graphics card since I fried my former 4850 oc'd doing f@h 24/7 for about 3 months.

In fact, when I've done it, I've notice that oc gpu core helps to improve performance much more than oc gpu ram, oc gpu ram has almost no impact on performance.
 
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#68
CPU,GPU,RAM. I like eye candy in games and hi-res monitors. I don't want to be upgrading all the time so any extra performance I gain from OC'ing allows me to run smoother or better in game graphics.
 
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Cpu-o/c
gpu-o/c
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#70
It's more for the bragging right then performance since it does almost nothing in games, CPU at 3.8GHZ with the turbo turned off (stock voltage), the 7870 has duel bio's so the other bio's will hit 1100MHZ, but I hardly use it, just basically for bench marking. I'm happy with the 7870 performance, my screen will only do 1920x1080 at 60hz, and at stock mostly everything is 60+ fps, very little point to overclocking, except for the minimum fps's . . . . even then.
 
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#71
I like long term stability over short term gains.
Heh, tell that to my Q6600 @ 3.5 GHZ since 2007 mid, it has yet not crashed and i can't justify an upgrade as i haven't come across a single game that has felt slow due to CPU bottleneck.
 
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#72
Heh, tell that to my Q6600 @ 3.5 GHZ since 2007 mid, it has yet not crashed and i can't justify an upgrade as i haven't come across a single game that has felt slow due to CPU bottleneck.
Ask a Member by the name of quibit about his core 2 machine.

Also resolution comes into play nowadays.
 
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#73
Also resolution comes into play nowadays.
Did i forgot to tell you how fast my HD 7970 feels at 1080P ? :)

Also, as far as stability goes my OC have always been complimented with better/custom cooling.

I also like to play a lot with custom designing (Usually ugly) for better cooling.

Here is one example - My 8800 GT (Still alive and kicking at 850 MHZ) with Intel CPU cooler mod - http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=70545 (Apologies to mod, if they don't permit other forum reference, i will remove the link if thats the case)
 
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Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
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Processor i5 4670K - @ 4.8GHZ core
Motherboard MSI Z87 G43
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120 *(Modded to fit on this motherboard)
Memory 16GB 2400MHZ
Video Card(s) HD7970 GHZ edition Sapphire
Storage Samsung 120GB 850 EVO & 4X 2TB HDD (Seagate)
Display(s) 42" Panasonice LED TV @120Hz
Case Corsair 200R
Audio Device(s) Xfi Xtreme Music with Hyper X Core
Power Supply Cooler Master 700 Watts
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