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My current specs, at 5.0 using a Thinner cooler.
 

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For me personally, I think the most fun I ever had was overclocking my AMD64 X2 3800+ on the 939 platform. my Manchester core couldnt compete with the Toledo and later Brisbane variants of the same CPU. I had my CPU at 2.66Ghz though which wasnt bad for a Manchester.

The second most fun i had was overclocking my Q9550. My 2500k required absolutely zero effort to push to 4.9Ghz so while it was an absolute killer CPU and there was no game that i couldnt run with it. It was boring.
 
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I get you on the sandy bridge platform. Boring as hell.
And yes the Q9550 is fun, core 2 in general is my second favorite platform (after the Phenom II.)
My Q9650 does 4.3Ghz in daily driver mode, we actually have an old school competition coming up so I'm looking forward to that.

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My current specs, at 5.0 using a Thinner cooler.
What do you have again? FX 8350?
 
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For shear fun, I would go NF7-S, Rampage Formula, Rampage III Formula, and that was probably I had fun. This 3770k is boring af. The thrill of the clock race doesn't die until you find the limit, which took like an hour on this 3770k before dialing in the voltage. Overclocking gpu's has been more entertaining for me. Except you cant really add voltage, so that's lame too. Overall, been a little disappointed with the oc scene as of late, they promote it, yet everyone basically gets the same results. Kinda like everyone gets a trophy. It was better when it was a niche market, before it became mainstream. Now everyone and the dog and cat overclocks, and they all hit the same limits.
 
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@FreedomEclipse

I get you on the sandy bridge platform. Boring as hell.
And yes the Q9550 is fun, core 2 in general is my second favorite platform (after the Phenom II.)
My Q9650 does 4.3Ghz in daily driver mode, we actually have an old school competition coming up so I'm looking forward to that.

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What do you have again? FX 8350?
Yup
 
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Tell me more... What makes this OC special? Cant you just use MSI Afterburner to OC?
1000 mhz on a budget card like that with no mods, I can't say I have ever seen anything like that back then.

If it's not worthy of this thread tell me, I'll delete my comment.
 
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1000 mhz on a budget card like that with no mods, I can't say I have ever seen anything like that back then.

If it's not worthy of this thread tell me, I'll delete my comment.
Of course we will keep it! I was just curious is all... sounds impressive according to @eidairaman1 as well.
 
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@eidairaman1 Not a death run. Stable enough for Valid = good enough for me on BOX :D
That BOX isn't capable of cooling 5GHz Pentium at 1,5V+
"Death run" would mean 1,7V+ on Vcore.
 

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@eidairaman1 Not a death run. Stable enough for Valid = good enough for me on BOX :D
That BOX isn't capable of cooling 5GHz Pentium at 1,5V+
"Death run" would mean 1,7V+ on Vcore.
Yeah mines at 1.467, worst case it creeps to 1.524
 
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Tell me more about this OC and why it is significant to you? Just curious.
The combination of the faster clock rate, fewer clock cycles per instruction, and the 16-bit bus led to a computer that was in the marketing sense too fast. IBM was protective of their lucrative mainframe and minicomputer businesses and consequently ran the original PC AT (139 version) at a very conservative 6 MHz with one wait state. They also used a three-to-one interleave on the hard disk, even though the controller supported two to one. Many customers replaced the 12 MHz crystal (which ran the processor at 6 MHz) with a 16 MHz crystal (costing about five dollars USD), so IBM introduced the PC AT 239 which would not boot the computer at any speed faster than 6 MHz, by adding a speed loop in the ROM. Previously sold AT 139s were subsequently offered an upgrade costing $300 USD to the 8 MHz clock rate, merely by replacing the crystal and ROM; apparently the DRAM was engineered from the start for 8 MHz. This upgrade offering was, by design, quite profitable for IBM. The final PC AT, the 339, ran the processor at 8 MHz with one wait state, and was built as IBM's flagship microcomputer until the 1987 introduction of the PS/2 line.
Because OC'ing was more challenging and sticking it to the man more satisfying. ;)
 
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Pentium 75 to 100Mhz. Chips were all 1.5x multiplier and the 430NX motherboard in my Gateway 2000 system had a single jumper for 50Mhz, 60Mhz, or 66Mhz bus speeds so it was near effortless to achieve. With that bump it had enough juice to run the newly released StarCraft!

Runners up:

Pentium 650E which was pretty much a guaranteed 866Mhz.

My Athlon X2 3800+ at 2.5Ghz ran circles around my Pentium D 940 at 4Ghz. The X2 was also significant as I no longer built any 2P systems from that point on, aside from servers at work.
 
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Tell me more about this OC and why it is significant to you? Just curious.
Because that was my computer when I started a new job in 1992. Actually, it didn't work and they gave me permission to see if I could fix it. The first thing I found was that the Intel Above Board was defective but it was still under warranty so I was able to get it replaced. This was in the early days of 486 systems so this system was SLOW. A 33% speed boost was very noticeable and made the system usable.
Many customers replaced the 12 MHz crystal (which ran the processor at 6 MHz) with a 16 MHz crystal (costing about five dollars USD)
Bingo! Stupid simple and I seem to recall that I spent less that $3.00. Good old BBS's.
 
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For shear fun, I would go NF7-S, Rampage Formula, Rampage III Formula, and that was probably I had fun. This 3770k is boring af. The thrill of the clock race doesn't die until you find the limit, which took like an hour on this 3770k before dialing in the voltage. Overclocking gpu's has been more entertaining for me. Except you cant really add voltage, so that's lame too. Overall, been a little disappointed with the oc scene as of late, they promote it, yet everyone basically gets the same results. Kinda like everyone gets a trophy. It was better when it was a niche market, before it became mainstream. Now everyone and the dog and cat overclocks, and they all hit the same limits.
I agree with this sentiment as far as ambient OCing goes, you basically always run into voltage and/or temperature limits within half an hour of tweaking so it gets really boring really fast. I do think that subzero is still very interesting as memory optimisation and PCB lottery start to become quite relevant.
 

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. Many customers replaced the 12 MHz crystal (which ran the processor at 6 MHz) with a 16 MHz crystal (costing about five dollars USD),
done that but used a 20Mhz Crystal on a Tandon 286 that was my 1st ever overclock
also changed HD settings in Bios from MFM to Rll ( gave an instant 50% increase in disk space ( as i remember only worked on certain New drives of the time)
 
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100% overclock on a 2600pro. If i am correct the core clock was at 600Mhz and it worked all the way up to 1240mhz.





Done a ton of mods on the card, bigger caps (and on the back), extra 12V rails and so on.



On air i sqeezed out 930Mhz or so. It was'nt untill i setup the vapochill to have the card at -25 working fully at 1240Mhz. The core voltage was raised from 1.2V (?) all the way up to 2V. At 2.1V sparks started to come out and it was gone forever.
 
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100% overclock on a 2600pro. If i am correct the core clock was at 600Mhz and it worked all the way up to 1240mhz.





Done a ton of mods on the card, bigger caps (and on the back), extra 12V rails and so on.



On air i sqeezed out 930Mhz or so. It was'nt untill i setup the vapochill to have the card at -25 working fully at 1240Mhz. The core voltage was raised from 1.2V (?) all the way up to 2V. At 2.1V sparks started to come out and it was gone forever.
Definitely not a LAN box!
 

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my current 7700k.

 
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For me it was the nForce2/unlocked Tbred B era when, with a good board, you could easily OC by a Ghz, or roughly 70% on air cooling. A 1700+ running at 3200+ speeds. $60 chip running same as $300 one. Many sources list them as one of the all time best overclockers.

Here are a couple screen shots from back in the day. Soltek Sl-75FRN2 board. 1700 DLT3C 0310 WPMW. So many to choose from. 1700 0307 VPMW was also popular. The 1800 overclocked well too. Did so many of these. Surprised I never toasted any. All still alive and kicking. Really need to move my nForce2 retro build off the back burner.



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