Originally Posted by driftingforlife
I know of a 3770k that did 6.6ghz 4c,8t and did a 3D run. The problem is the mutli only goes to x63 so you have to use the BLCK which IB won't do much more over 110mhz so you can only run one core, I reckon if it had a higher multi it could do it.
IB is actually vry good with BCLK, just other devices can't take it, such as drives(use IDE instead of AHCI) and GPUs, escpially the new gen of PCI-E 3.0 GPUs have BCLK issues. Also chips like the PLX8747 hates high BCLK.
I can do 117mhz BCLK for a validation, it is the highest i think so far.
Also the reason many get into extreme OC is b/c of normal OC, and they got more interested.
For instance case in point is hicookie, GIGABYTE's in-house overclocker, he started OCing b/c he was rendering and it would take him weeks to render a scene, then he started overclocking and it would take days, thus he was able to make more money b/c he could render more things faster. As you all know now he is a famous LN2 overclocker, he made a profession out of it. I don't think anyone just goes straight for LN2 OCing.
but me personally, i dont OC all my systems, i don't do any rendering and the games i play already are very fast.