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Originally Posted by nezzarix View Post
Whether or not you see drastic improvements from the bare minimum is irrelevant. There are still hundreds of tweak combinations that can be tried before increasing the vcore in Sandy Bridge. The goal of overclocking (at least to me) is to get the best possible performance out of my processor while maintaining solid temperatures under acceptable voltage. Just because you don't see the value in spending many, many hours tweaking a Sandy Bridge system to drop the voltage a bit doesn't make SB simple, it just means you're unwilling to dedicate that time.

I've overclocked many processors in many sockets and I wouldn't consider Sandy Bridge to be simple compared to any of them.
I have definately dedicated the time, im a performance nut, It just sucks i bestowed such an average chip, although messing with it has allowed me to run slightly lower voltages than what i had first set out at. Its been fun.
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I think sandy bridge can be as complicated or as simple as you make it. I have very little time invested in overclocking my 2500k and left most things on auto except LLC and offset. Did alittle tinkering and found 4.5 to be stable using 1.29v. Could i go lower, probably. But it runs great and im happy with that. Its not that i dont like to tinker with my overclocks, Its that with work and family, i have limited time on the PC and would rather spend that time getting my headshot on. Coming from a Phenom II, this thing is a dream to overclock.
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Well I enjoyed hitting various clock rates/voltages and saving them in bios.

After that I tweaked my ram to 8-10-9-24 1T 2160+MHz @ 1.66v and raised my VCCIO to stay within .5v of my ram, not sure if it matters but its been six months of constant usage and no problems thus far.

After that I got bored benching my chip on water around 5.3GHz so I started to fiddle with my 470s. Got them 100% bench stable at 900 core, 2150 memory which got me around stock 580 performance.

After that I stopped dinking, and started playing every title out at max settings while recording my terrible gaming ability. I settled in at 4.8GHz, 1.41v load, kept the ram way too high, and gamed around 850 to 875 on the gpus with memory around 2000 to 2100.

Then after I beat a lot of games, I started to dink around with my gpus again and thus far I've broke one, and have another on the fritz that I bought off a member**** here. Both cards got taken out directly because I'm attempted to bypass the OCP.

There is always something to do
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I know most of you guys if not all know this, since blck is really tied down... there's not much to do but wang the multiplier and voltages up.

Coming from AMD and 1366... what do you guys end up doing to fill your need to tweak?

I hope ivy bridge fixes this... but i hear it'll be somewhat similar (atleast on 1155)

I find myself hoarding Ram like a fat squirrel does to nuts in preparation for winter. It's the only thing to play with on sandy bridge
Not only is there tons of stuff you can change, but why on earth do you want it to be more complicated? ***?

Its not like Sandy Bridge is a terrible overclocking chip and you want more options, its just the opposite: easy and overclocks like a beast.

    
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Not that it has to be more complicated, it just isn't the same as previous generations for some things.
For guys who like memory overclocking sandy is a bit lacking there with the limited memory straps & options for pushing the bclk.
For guys pushing maximum frequency for validations it is actually too easy, with previous processors you can increase cooling options to keep going higher, with sandy you can literally get the highest overclock your chip will ever do in 10 minutes on air or water. Before you could chill water & push harder, DICE, ln2 & just keep clocking higher, sandy doesn't care, it will still only clock as high as it did on plain water. So in a way it is kinda boring that way.

Although at the same time, it is nice to have a chip able to just clock up to 5.5Ghz or whatever on water & get stuff done.
    
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Oh. It's just that my computer is everything to me. I live at it (seriously). So upgrading to Sandy Bridge has just made it a million times better. It's like getting a much better house. Or, like going from a cheap apartment to a really nice house.

So, that's where I'm coming from. I understand our differences now and I respect them.
honestly, none of the games i play come anywhere close to needing anything more than a dual core. So i don't need an i7.

But i buy high end stuff so i can play around with it.
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For guys pushing maximum frequency for validations it is actually too easy, with previous processors you can increase cooling options to keep going higher, with sandy you can literally get the highest overclock your chip will ever do in 10 minutes on air or water.
Lol, yeah, pretty much. Great cooling is significantly less important, there are a lot of people around 4.7-4.8 on air.

I suppose I can understand the whole tinkering thing a bit, I spent an exorbitant amount of time lapping my CPU and heatsink and it was pretty satisfying in the end (great results) even though on the surface its a pretty mundane task. However, it definitely is a weird complaint because for most people simpler overclocking means less headaches and less time wasted running Prime. With all that stress testing you have to do, and the fact that overclocking is a lot of trial and error, I'd just rather it be simplified a bit. I would never use the auto overclocking software though.
    
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