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post #11 of 54
I'm still rockin' the 775! Don't fret!

I might be going Sandy Balls this year, but we shall see.
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Originally Posted by polska View Post
were still out there brother. I still put together some c2d system for family members in the last couple months and ocd them :d. I plan to keep my 775 rig for at least another year i would say. Will see then. I agree though, seeing all these new gen threads makes my system feel old, even though it is still kicking butt.
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i'm still rockin' the 775! Don't fret!

I might be going sandy balls this year, but we shall see.
brothers re-unite!!
post #13 of 54
I sill use 775 on my new rig
even have an abit broad
although I need to rma my ram
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I'm with you. I've put a few up I thought were interesting, but the fact is now with SBs out nobody gives a damn. With no new hardware coming out for 775, there's just not going to be any interest.

The funny thing to me is that the AMD side of things is still going strong even though C2Qs will out-perform Phenom II X4s all day long.

I think of all the overclocking I've done, Core 2 on 775 has been the most enjoyable.
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I know, Sandy Bridge just gives the finger to everything I enjoy about overclocking: no more fsb/bclk (why buy expensive motherboards now?), no more exotic cooling (2600K WR is 6ghz on LN2, i've seen 5.9ghz on air), and you have, what, 2 settings to adjust for overclocking?

Even though I have SB parts on the way, my next serious rig will probably be Bulldozer, unless the performance is sub-par. The only upside to SB is you'll see less and less "help me OC my xxxx" threads, in which the OP hasen't done a shred of research for themselves beforehand.
 
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Wahhh...I miss overlocking P3 threads
     
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post #17 of 54
I just miss overclocking.. SB has taken all the fun out of it, as for an extreme cooler.. there is little pride/enjoyment/benefit - in clocking an i7 to bench with said video card for 3d runs.. when any SB running mild clocks will beat it running half the GPU clocks too.

Its like being robbed before you could ever get what you wanted. There is virtually NO way to compete in ANY 3d benchmark without SB cpu.. total BS. What make it even worse is the fact that these CPU's are such GARBAGE! *insert 2600k #1 .. no 53x on that one.. pop in another.. nope.. another.. nope.. another.. nope. Finally get one that will do ~5.5ghz, and take it to 1.59v once..and have it die instantly. cheers Intel..
Edited by CL3P20 - 7/20/11 at 7:18am
post #18 of 54
Rockin' a Q9550 still. One of the funnest chips ever to overclock, in my opinion. Too bad I don't have the motherboard for it--P5Q Pro doesn't support separate GTL reference voltage, so it's literally impossible to be Prime stable past 3.8-3.9GHz. Although I can get it game stable up to 4.1 before I hit a cooling wall. But I think I have a golden chip; 3.7GHz at 1.12V, 4GHz at 1.31V... If I had a Gigabyte UD3* board and watercooling I could probably hit 4.5GHz on this baby.

My first overclocking was with an E2200. Great chips, sadly overlooked for the most part. It was basically 95% as fast as an E4500, and usually overclocked slightly better. I got mine up to 3.15GHz before I hit an FSB hole, and couldn't find the other side.



Nowadays overclocking is just adjusting two settings; multi and vcore. Yeah. Fun. You're so leet. Try overclocking a Q9550 and mess with FSB, GTL ref. volt, NB volt, PLL volt, clock skew, etc.
post #19 of 54
Still using the Q8300 upgraded from the E6550 and also a E2140 down in my Dad's PC. My nice Patriot Viper kit still running with it's max 960mhz overclock from stock 800. Kinda sucks that now DDR2 is gone up but thats all with supply and demand.
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Who remembers old pentium machines with a turbo button?
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