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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.
I hear ya. You could spend a week tweaking an OC to perfection on 775 and 1366 because of all settings. With SB it's "well I can boot with a x53 multi but not x54... well, that's that." Meanwhile, i'm messing with three different PLLs because i'm in 240mhz bclk land.
 
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I remember my first OC, it was on my E5200. I actually almost knew what i was doing. I put voltage @ 1.35 and upped the FSB until i was at 3.5, then i downclocked my RAM. It was glorious.

By the end of that computers life i had it running at almost 3.9 @ 1.3125v and my DDR2 budget ram was at 962mhz stock timings (5 5 5 15) on stock volts

I agree about the stupid 1155 OC, kids these days dont remember how it was when REAL OCing was taking place. FSBRAM ratios actually mattered back then
Edited by Smoblikat - 7/20/11 at 7:41am
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post #23 of 54
I'm glad to see their are still some 775ers out their that just enjoy overclocking with the thrill of victory and the sometimes feeling defeated.
The very first time i tried to OCing the 775 i crashed and burned several times. And yea, i read all the time that ""please help me get past 4.8''.....dam and to think i had alot of tweaking just to get 4.0

I have to admit though i don't like alot of change but, it's comming one way or another.
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post #24 of 54
...taking me back...some of my favorite 775skt highlights

E8400 fun

780i-ce


Asus MIIF NB cool'a


3x pot benching.. DFI goodness


...the good 'ol days
post #25 of 54
By now, most of them are very used to OC'ing it.
post #26 of 54
Another thing that's a bummer is now the only 775 help anyone is looking for is a newbie who bought a G31 to OC the Q6600 they got used. Ahh, progress is sad sometimes.
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Damn intel and there "so easy a caveman can do it" Sandy Bridge "k" series processors



Still some fun in overclocking the 1366 line, but its pretty simple to hit 4.0 - 4.2, just a little tougher to keep them cool going any more..
their

And yea, 1366 was fun too but I didn't like the number, 4Ghz looked cooler on the 775 than on 1366.
They're.

Still on 775 myself, although I've never actually had the time to tweak with any of the more advanced stuff.
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My LANRIG is still going strong as well I use it 24/7 as a secondary system
post #29 of 54
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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.
Totally feel you. My C2D is been a blast to OC, and my i3 was a bit stale in comparison. Now, i see the new SB's only touching two things, and even mobos with new interactive BIOSes and one-touch OC buttons.

Makes me wonder why Intel made it so easy to OC, yet it is still one of the things not covered by their warranties.

Old MS-DOS BIOSes and ol' trial-and-error tests ftw Getting my 70% OC off my spare E2160 was so darned fun, and even getting 3 GHz off an E4500 felt like a big accomplishment. Hell, right now i wanna do a suicide run on another spare E2140 i just pulled from a pc that got the mobo fried due to a PSU fault (and CPU is still working :O). Too bad my (lack of) free time is not helping
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I remember back in 2007 when I had my first baddass rig, completely built from scratch (most of the time it was slow upgrades). The cpu then was a Core 2 Duo e4400 @2.0. I was so happy when I got that chip stable at 3.33. It took me a few days to get it stable but when I did it was worth it. My i7 2600K booted at 4.8 at my first try and got it stable the same day. I how do I miss my Core 2 Duo rig, I upgraded everything for that chip. Went from a Pentium D 820 to e4400, crappy 945 chipset to a Asus P5N-E motherboard and from a 8600GT to a 8800GTS. Good times
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