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How did you get into overclocking?

Poll Results: How did you get into overclocking?

 
  • 26% (15)
    I was gaming and decided I need more FPS.
  • 7% (4)
    I was doing CPU/Memory intensive tasks and decided I need more power.
  • 21% (12)
    I felt like making my computer go faster for no particular reason.
  • 3% (2)
    I needed more E-Peen
  • 19% (11)
    I wanted a challenge/hobby
  • 22% (13)
    I saw it done and I decided i had to do it.
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post #1 of 24
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Please explain how you got into overclocking, i really want to know whether you were a gamer who wanted higher FPS, or just some bored dude who decided that they wanted a thrill?
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post #2 of 24
Think I started when bf2142 came out and I needed a boost to get my FPS playable on my 2.0Ghz C2D. But know its just like you feel you have to squeeze every last Megahert out of the CPU xD
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post #3 of 24
I got into INTEL overclocking because of the wolfdales. I saw people getting the e5X00's and getting huge overclocks so I bought one . I had never actually used an INTEL (personal home use) before this or overclocked one.
I think I had an AMD x2 before that but I've had my e5200 almost since they came out I can't remember now...lol.
Edited by Mr.N00bLaR - 10/2/11 at 2:58pm
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i started when p2s came out..OCing a 5x86 amd p75 to keep up with the p2s..and it did
 
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post #5 of 24
I have yet to get into overclocking actually
My Corsair H100 is due to arrive next week, so I should get my first taste quite soon.
To answer your question more accurately though, what attracts me is the amount of tweaking required and that the reward for getting it right is a considerable performance boost.
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for a decent ppd boost in -bigadv
    
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post #7 of 24
When i built my first rig and i wanted to get the most power out of it. I only got like a 200Mhz performance boost but it was totally worth it
Now im going for 5Ghz.. Oh how times have changed...
post #8 of 24
Started Back in early 2000's with the Pentium 4 chips, and always stuggled to keep those damn p4's cool. The actual reason I decided to OC, was merely to speed up the computer and to see how far i could push my equipment.
    
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Monkey see monkey do in my case I fear
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post #10 of 24
Friend over msn messenger told me about overclocking, I later bought a board that could overclock and a cooler that could handle my q6600 at the time. Managed 3.6 Ghz (not 100% stable :/) on it and its brought me to where I am now. Probably going to do something with computers/networking when I transfer from this community college to a University.
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