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    Overclocking to get harder?

    It looks like overclocking on intel CPUs could be getting a lot harder soon...

    bit-tech.net | Will you be overclocking a P45 mobo? READ THIS!
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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    I thought they were gonna disable those advanced tweaks, guess we will have to read up a bit more and it'll become more tedious. Ouch.

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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    I thought they were gonna disable those advanced tweaks, guess we will have to read up a bit more and it'll become more tedious. Ouch.
    Either that or an easier-to-tweak AMD CPU ends up being more powerful then the hard-to-tweak Intel, thus overclockers go for AMD CPUs to get the best for their money.

    TBH, as much as I enjoy overclocking, it is already time consuming enough as it currently it.

    Future reviews showing overclockability and real-world performance when overclocked, could be crucial in deciding what processors to buy from the next generations.
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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    TBH, as much as I enjoy overclocking, it is already time consuming enough as it currently is.
    Yep, especially when trying to find the lowest vcore for your overclock. Lower VCore, prime for x hours, and repeat till perfect. I hope AMD pulls a fab CPU out of nowhere and starts giving Intel some fierce competition.

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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    Doesnt concern me much, as long as it is still possible to heavily overclock I will happily fiddle with as many settings as necessary.

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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    Just read the bit-tech article.
    Surely though they were talking about the upper end of overclocking.
    The way I read it is you'll still be able to do a bit of overclocking (like the way I do. Up the FSB, when it's no longer stable drop it back a bit and leave it at that), but to hit the max overclocks you'll need to delve into the rediculously complex stuff in bios.
    Some guys already spend days just fiddling with timings, I'm sure they're not going to be bothered about a few more settings to tweak.
    In fact, it'll help the truly dedicated feel a bit better about all the effort they put in in comparison to casual overclockers like me.

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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    If you want to buy and overclock on an Intel P45 board, Leach believes that you must learn how to use:

    GTL Reference Voltages
    CPU VTT and its relation to GTLs
    Clock Skews
    CPU PLL Voltages
    And what is new about this?

    Been there, done that.

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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
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    Yes, good news for AMD that.... although I wonder what proportion of CPUs sold are sold to enthusiasts? Initially I would think not many, but then overclocking has become pretty widespread recently, with many articles about it in PC gaming mags, and the like..........

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    Re: Overclocking to get harder?

    I should this its still a relatviely small number but no un-noticed.

    I think the enthusiast market has more affect of the word of mouth. We say AMD are good people who know less will think they are too lol

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