• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

List your most fun or favorite overclock

Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
3,903 (1.50/day)
Location
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.025GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 2x 480GB SSDs, 2TB HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 6040 in Time Spy, 15731 in Fire Strike with GTX 980 Ti
Try this while you at it


Heh. Not gonna connect that to the interwebs, in fact I always disable LAN on every PC. :)

I have an USB wlan stick on my gaming PC :D
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
3,903 (1.50/day)
Location
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.025GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 2x 480GB SSDs, 2TB HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 6040 in Time Spy, 15731 in Fire Strike with GTX 980 Ti
Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
3,903 (1.50/day)
Location
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.025GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 2x 480GB SSDs, 2TB HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 6040 in Time Spy, 15731 in Fire Strike with GTX 980 Ti
Oh that's not true. It did. Less often than Xp certainly, but it had it's share of BSOD's.
With a stable system, I had no crashes. The only crashes I had was with an overclocked unstable PC :)
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
3,903 (1.50/day)
Location
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.025GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 2x 480GB SSDs, 2TB HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 6040 in Time Spy, 15731 in Fire Strike with GTX 980 Ti
I met with the occasional driver related crash and very rarely a program crash but otherwise, yeah is was usually solid.
The only driver crash I had with 2K was a fucking networking card... that sucked, but otherwise like I told, it never crashed :)
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
3,903 (1.50/day)
Location
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.025GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 2x 480GB SSDs, 2TB HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 6040 in Time Spy, 15731 in Fire Strike with GTX 980 Ti
Depends on what you're gonna do with it. :)
2D benching on socket A is XP all the way.
3D benching is split between 2000 and XP, pending the bench.
3DMark 2000, 2001 SE and 03 :)

If this isn't pretty, then nothing is :love:

 
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
5,983 (1.90/day)
Location
Somerset, UK
System Name Not so complete or overkill
Processor 5960X @ 4.20Ghz @ 1.06v - For Crunching!!
Motherboard MSI X99 Titanium Gaming
Cooling Custom loop with old bits and pieces that I need to replace
Memory G Skill TridentX 3466 non RGB..
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
Storage Sandisk 120Gb SSD, 2 x 2Tb Sammy 3.5" drives - Need more drives!!
Display(s) 3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)
Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA T2 1200w
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Corsair thingy
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
LN2 on all of my chips in the past. Nothing beats the thrill of it.

Just shy of 8.1GHz on an FX8350.
Second fastest i7 920 D0 in the world on wPrime (could do more, was limited by the current config of the SATA ports!)
118% OC on my E2140 as a daily driver.
The worlds fastest G3258 and at the time, number one R15 CPU. No longer have it as I sold it for three times what I paid, and deleted my account since. Damn!
You might have been knocked off if I'd gone further with mine ;) :D Still wished you sold me that G3258 :D

I have to admit that the 920 D0's where so much fun to play around with.. I've really enjoyed having mine even when I never got to use it for nearly 2 years :laugh:

I think for a memorable one it would have been something to do with my first Duron I had, back years and years ago... Staying up trying to get better 3D Mark 2000 scores and such, it was great fun :) The sweat and worry when the system wouldn't post as well :)
Also my first water cooling adventure and I've never looked back on doing that since :)

So many memories, I'm not sure there's room for one on the top spot :)
 
Joined
Nov 24, 2018
Messages
471 (1.11/day)
Location
south wales uk
System Name 1. The Devils Dialysis VR rig 2. intel teliscope rig 3.MSI GP72MVR Leopard Pro .
Processor 1.2700x @4.2 2. i7 7700k @5. 3. i7 7700hq
Motherboard 1.aorus b450 elite 2. z270-a asus prime
Cooling 1.soft tube loop 2. 240mm AIO
Memory 1.hyperx preditor @3600 16gb 2.vengence 32gb @3000 3. 16gb hyperx @2400
Video Card(s) 1.MSI 1080 8gb with EKWB 2. Sapphire Nitro+ rx580 8gb @1450 3. gtx 1060 4gb
Storage 1.256gb M.2,500gb ssd, 2 3tb HDs 2. 256gb ssd, 2tb 3. 256 m.2. 1tb ssd
Display(s) 1.LG 50inch UHD , oculus rift VR headset with touch. 2 SONY bravia1080p flat pannel 3. 17 inch
Case 1. Thermaltake P5 2. loop
Audio Device(s) 1 Onboard 2 Onboard 3 Onboard
Power Supply 1.750 80+gold mod 2. thermaltake 600w rbg
Mouse 1 ROG Gladius 2 Corsair m65 pro
Keyboard 1. ROG Strix Flare 2. Corsair F70 RBG 3. steelseries RBG
Software 1. win 10 enterpise 2. win10 pro 3, win10 home
Benchmark Scores 1.1950 cb 2. 1106 cb
ive still got a copy win 2000 somewhere, been meaning to do a classic build to show grandkids what was like in the good old days :) it will save me having to tell them about floppy and zip drives too.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 10, 2012
Messages
5,613 (2.04/day)
Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @4.2GHz
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Dark Rock 4 Pro
Memory Oloy 32B(2x16GB) DDR4 3200MHz @3733MHz
Video Card(s) ASRock RX 5700 XT Challenger OC
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 3TB
Display(s) 4K Display
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply SilverStone 750W
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
FX-8350 was the most fun clocker. Hit 5.7GHz on water
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
3,337 (2.38/day)
Processor Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard MSI B450 Tomahawk ATX
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711 OC refresh rate 110Hz
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) EVGA NU Audio
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 310
Keyboard Logitech G G413 Silver
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit v1903
3DMark 2000, 2001 SE and 03 :)

If this isn't pretty, then nothing is :love:

Somebody painted the L1 for multiplier overclocking. Any idea what it was overclocked to before?
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2013
Messages
8,134 (3.40/day)
Somebody painted the L1 for multiplier overclocking. Any idea what it was overclocked to before?
I was wondering about that on those L1 contact lands. Do you think it was that soldered and then painted over? Can't see it clearly enough from the angle of the picture.
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
3,337 (2.38/day)
Processor Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard MSI B450 Tomahawk ATX
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711 OC refresh rate 110Hz
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) EVGA NU Audio
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 310
Keyboard Logitech G G413 Silver
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit v1903
Could be loctite or car defogger repair kit painted over.
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
3,337 (2.38/day)
Processor Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard MSI B450 Tomahawk ATX
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711 OC refresh rate 110Hz
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) EVGA NU Audio
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 310
Keyboard Logitech G G413 Silver
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit v1903
I actually did that. Worked like a charm until it was rubbed off. Once you found an OC that worked you could solder it and use enamel paint to protect it from shorting out.
I remember scotch tape being used as well.
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
3,903 (1.50/day)
Location
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.025GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 2x 480GB SSDs, 2TB HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 6040 in Time Spy, 15731 in Fire Strike with GTX 980 Ti
Somebody painted the L1 for multiplier overclocking. Any idea what it was overclocked to before?
In fact I OC'd that to 1403MHz via FSB, that Asrock board doesn't have multiplier settings on bios :S
 

HammerON

The Watchful Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
7,913 (1.99/day)
Location
Up North
System Name Cruncher
Processor E5 2683 v3
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4/3.1
Cooling EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB + Mushkin Reactor 1 TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Case TT Core V51
Audio Device(s) On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Always changing~
I really didn't start overclocking CPU's until the Core 2 Duo era. The first CPU that I was able to reach 4.0 GHz was a E8400. I then got a E8500 that I was able to get to 4.33 GHz:E8500 and GTX 295.jpg

I then moved onto the i7 920's and enjoyed overclocking them for crunching.

My favorite I think though is the i7 970 I had for quite a while. Would crunch at 4.0 GHz 24/7 and temps were great (under water). For benching though, I was able to get it up to 4.7 GHz:
i7 970 and GTX 580.jpg
 
Top