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Overclocked 4.6Ghz on my 2500K simply to get the best out my processor and have smooth gameplay and not bottleneck my future SLI configuration biggrin.gif
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by Adversity View Post

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redface.gif I'm glad all of us aren't the same here. It's rather embarrassing that you think that.
I don't consider myself a "nerd."

What i mean is 99.9% of the planet does not even know what a CPU is...let alone overclocking. Its considered by the VAST majority nerdy. After 15 years of building custom PC's I have embraced that the vast majority of the world does not know what im talking about when I spout of PC specs and such.

My name is Daniel....and im a proud computer nerd.cheers.gif
post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by emeraldage View Post

Not trying to start a fight but I'm just wondering at this point.

Why would you OC your i5 or i7? Isn't it already enough for most tasks? lol

I got an i3 and I was worried about it being slow, but I haven't seen it ever lag yet or hit a 100% CPU load. So is it just to say you have a OC or something? I know that is quite cool to say but still haha.

its fun, you get a little more out of the money you already spent, and your cpu(our cpu) stays cool with the stock cooler regardless of how you over clock it.

also look at your windows eperience index. if its like mine, at stock clocks it rates the 2120 at 7.1, but if you bump it up just a little, say 100mhz to 3,4ghz it goes up to 7.2 in the rating.

free performance, kills a little free time, self gratification.

ive got my bclk at 106.2 now pushing it up to 3.505ghz and the idle temps are still 34-36c, and on load i havnt seen it exceed 50c, again, stock cooler.

edit:im refering to my new budget build

i3 2120 3.5ghz
msi z68a-gd55
xfire 6850 800 core clock/ 1100 memory clock
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U pay a dollar, u get a candy bar. (stock)
I pay a dollar, i get a candy bar and maybe a soda, just depending on the circumstance (OC'ing)

To me, its getting more then what I paid for...I paid for 3.3ghz, but why not have 4.0ghz?
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Why would you OC??? wait.. wat? BANISH HIM!! biggrin.gif
     
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SHUN THE NON BELIEVER!
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post #27 of 38
It's a hobby, and extremely fun biggrin.gif knowing there's 73 amps running through those tiny little circuits kinda makes me tingly tongue.gif
post #28 of 38
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E-Peen. Yeah I think that's most the reason people OC and get these awesome computers that they don't need lol. I see the reason why it could be a hobby or a game, I don't think with the sandybridges now cause they're too easy! Haha.

Performance obviously if your comp isn't good enough. But how do you bottle neck and everything? I've been playing games like cry2, no max CPU load but max GPU load on a i3! Runs perfect with hi-res and dx11.
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post #29 of 38
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I don't dislike you for OCing. Lol I just don't understand the point of it for most people. LIke you already get an i5 or i7, isn't that enough? Lol.

I hated OCing on my last comp. Nothing was stable that's probably why I dislike it for the most part. But it's real easy to OC my GPU and my phone! Haha
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post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by emeraldage View Post

LIke you already get an i5 or i7, isn't that enough? Lol.

lolwut? that's the wrong forum to be asking that. It's NEVER enough! devil.gifbiggrin.gif

Some peopl love it for the tweaking aspect. They need to tinker with something. Get the best out of what they've got. I'm one of those crazy tweakers... well, semi-crazy. I'm not to the level of some people.
     
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