Originally Posted by Raiden911
"OCPhobia" Get out of here, this is Overclock.net not Stockclock.net.
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.
Actually we are part of a special (and dieing) group!
As pads, laptops and even phones become faster and more sophisticated, Desktop computers are a dieing breed, and Desktop overclockers may be the only ones (in the future) keeping desktops alive (an exaggerated statement)!
I've found a OC of between 800MHz and 1Ghz, is a sweet spot for me, balancing cooling and extra performance.
The last cpu I didn't OC was a Pentium III, on Windows 95