View Poll Results: Are you an overclocker?

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  • Nothing here is at stock!

    44 54.32%
  • I do it now and then.

    27 33.33%
  • Tried, and failed.

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  • Never bother.

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    How much of an overclocker are you?

    Quick poll to see what we're like at overclocking here on HEXUS.

    I don't tend to o/c things straight away if it's gonna be tricky. However over the last year I've become quite the master of pin mods, soldering and so on - so I'm braver. If I could afford an X800 Pro now - it would be modded into an XT, let's put it that way.

    So, up until recently, I would eventuall o/c stuff, once I'd plucked up the courage. Now I don't like stock speeds at all!
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    System in sig...

    OC'ed my ti4200 to 621 mem/310 core
    OC'ed my CPU (1700) to 2.2ghz
    OC'ed my RAM to 200fsb (400mhz)

    Then thought it would be fun to see how far i could get the RAM, up went the voltage to 2.9 (reading 3.0v in NF7-S bios) and managed to get it to a whooping 227fsb, 225fsb (450mhz) was stable. Which is pretty incredible for PC2700 (stock 333mhz) Anyway, clocked it back down and now it wont go above 180fsb - so that is where it runs. ARSE.

    Dont have the money to get any new stuff...ARSE again.

    Need to get a xp2500-m, 2x512mb corsair PC3200, and a raddy 9800pro and try again

    Will.

    btw - voted "Tried and failed" as i did try, and had it working, but then knackered it....
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    Errrrr what does stock mean?

    Nothing is at standard that can be overclocked here

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    I would OC more if

    A) I had bought better gear when I built my comp 10 months ago.

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    B) Had more money!

    Wish I had bought a 2500+ Barton last yr instead of my 2600+. Never mind it does the job at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    I would OC more if

    A) I had bought better gear when I built my comp 10 months ago.
    My motherboard is crap at overclocking - so pin modding was the way forward. Required balls of steel though - especially after dropping two tiny wires on the motherboard... still haven't found them. Just blew on the board really hard and hoped they flew away.
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    My mobo seems to use a lot of juice. Dont think my power supply is good enough for it when i put volts up past 1.65.

    Also my case, while being nice, is like a sauna. ****e cooling. Want a nice big full tower or summit eventually.
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    6 CD drive bays and dual PSU's in my current main rig.

    800watts of powah!
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    what PSU are you using in that?
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    An Antec 450watter powering the mobo and a few other bits.

    Enermax 350 tackling most of the other stuff - drives that aren't done by the Antec, fans, etc.
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    Cool. must have a nice big case that fits 2 psus, or have you just got laying about outside?

    I need to get a job to fund my computing exploits, starting to get jealous reading about peeps with monster PC's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kez
    My motherboard is crap at overclocking - so pin modding was the way forward. Required balls of steel though - especially after dropping two tiny wires on the motherboard... still haven't found them. Just blew on the board really hard and hoped they flew away.
    LOL, Nice one

    Haven't tried clocking my 2.8 yet but I clocked my Radeon 9800 Pro to XT speeds and i'm waiting til I get back to england so I can try and clock it further

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    I've overclocked

    1700+ to 2.4GHZ Prometeia cooled
    GeForce 5900NU to 500/900 water+80w pelt
    Corsair 3200@220FSB

    and next my pocketpc going to get overclocked

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    Cool. must have a nice big case that fits 2 psus, or have you just got laying about outside?

    I need to get a job to fund my computing exploits, starting to get jealous reading about peeps with monster PC's...
    Like I said, the mother has 6 CD drive bays - that gives you an idea of how big it is.
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    hehehe - to quote someones sig off another forum

    push it till it coughs, then back off 1 notch
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    Am building up a list of dead CPU's
    2*2500+ Bartons and an old Duron 1.3 so far.
    Hopefully i know enuff not to kill my mobile by now.
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    Haven't voted cos I haven't tried... Yet!

    But rest assured, now my system is based on an OC'ers board... We're frying chips tonight!

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