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Poll Results: Do you run stock or overclock?

 
  • 23% (17)
    I run stock and I'm proud of myself.
  • 76% (54)
    I run overclocked and stock users are weaksauce.
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post #11 of 37
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post #12 of 37
Clean up on isle 6
Weaksauce all over
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post #13 of 37
Judging by your sig rig, I'm gonna say no.



I haven't overclocked my sig rig, but I have an old 775 Pentium D I need to get 4ghz out of
post #14 of 37
Last CPU I've remotely run stock was a A64 3200+ Venice

........ My E6400 was OC'd the day I got it and has never been on a stock heatsink.
post #15 of 37
You forgot an option: I overclock for fun, and have no problem running stock.

Overclocking is small niche corner in the world of computing. I think to be truly well rounded though, you need to be able to do all things.
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post #16 of 37
"OCPhobia" Get out of here, this is Overclock.net not Stockclock.net.

/lawl.

Its always feels uneasy because of all of the trials and error and then a possible error despite all the trials at times. But I think its a rewarding experience to overclock because we get the chance to push what our hardware can do to some extent giving us some performance increase, bigger e-peen, more knowledge, and becoming part of a special group of ppl.

With regards to the topic, I run my Mac and Gateway laptops on stock and I am proud of it....to some extent.
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post #17 of 37
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Raiden911 View Post
"OCPhobia" Get out of here, this is Overclock.net not Stockclock.net.

/lawl.

Its always feels uneasy because of all of the trials and error and then a possible error despite all the trials at times. But I think its a rewarding experience to overclock because we get the chance to push what our hardware can do to some extent giving us some performance increase, bigger e-peen, more knowledge, and becoming part of a special group of ppl.

With regards to the topic, I run my Mac and Gateway laptops on stock and I am proud of it....to some extent.
don't get me wrong. i have overclocked and can overclock to a certain extent but i just like running on stock.

proof.
    
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post #18 of 37
I think if you had the choice of buying a 200 dollar processor that ran at 3.3ghz or the same processor at 4.8ghz for the exact same price you wouldn't buy the slower one.

The only thing that should stop you is if you plan on running with a stock cooler.

If you have a Megahalem and run your processor stock, then you should probably sell it to a good cause, like someone who wants to get the most out of their system.
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post #19 of 37
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I think if you had the choice of buying a 200 dollar processor that ran at 3.3ghz or the same processor at 4.8ghz for the exact same price you wouldn't buy the slower one.

The only thing that should stop you is if you plan on running with a stock cooler.

If you have a Megahalem and run your processor stock, then you should probably sell it to a good cause, like someone who wants to get the most out of their system.
~lol... thing is i actually use a hyper 212+

>.< i like keeping my cpu cool?
    
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post #20 of 37
I used to quote "best bang for the buck" but I hate buying entry level stuff because it works like crap, thus I buy the expensive stuff which is the stuff that really overclocks - its for the fun of the hobby and because my computer is my toy

I understand some of your rig - and I understand why you use the hyper 212+, but I don't understand the 2000 mhz memory, just seems like an extreme waste of $$ unless you already had it, or got it so cheap you couldn't pass it up.

Also I hope that you at least don't leave everything on auto volts and try to turn down the volts for heat and longevity
Edited by appleg33k85 - 6/21/11 at 3:25pm
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