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Hey everyone. I've just recently gotten into PC overclocking, years ago I played around a bit but that was way back in the day when processors had one core and threads were used for sewing pants.

I've enjoyed tech a long time, and have piddled with everything from building, collecting, and racing R/C vehicles, to developing for Android and learning my way around kernels and git hub.

I recently had to downsize my business due to the economy, so I had to get a real job working for someone else to go along with my full time job lol. Well once I agreed to start at the new job, I walked into work my first day and was greeted by a new cooler master HAF housing a Gigabyte X79-UP4 motherboard and Intel i7-3820 with GTX 660 Ti PE GPU.

I believe it was my first week still when I had to borrow a coworkers computer to get a motherboard layout diagram because I had my 3820 in a boot loop biggrin.gif Since then I've torn things apart and always managed to get it back together and I'm having a blast. The 3820 surprised me, it's "semi-unlocked" but this thing is a beast, it's been a lot of fun to overclock and has forced me to learn what I'm doing with MB settings, an easier overclock wouldn't have provided those valuable lessons.

I'm not a big gamer, which seems to be a bit rare. When I learn this BIOS and CPU well enough that I can achieve the perfect extreme OC quickly without thinking about the settings, it will be time to chunk it and get something else. I just enjoy the tinkering and modifying and learning and testing.

See you guys around,
Charlie
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Welcome friend biggrin.gif

-ROG
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Wellcome, there smile.gif Have a pleasant stay and not to worry. Not everyone have a multicore CPU these days. I type this on poor Celeron D 336 - no overclock (yet) biggrin.gif
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Welcome to OCN Charlie thumb.gif Enjoy your stay mate biggrin.gif
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Welcome to the forums =)

Sent from the SGS3 within the hippie circle!
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Originally Posted by trodas View Post

Wellcome, there smile.gif Have a pleasant stay and not to worry. Not everyone have a multicore CPU these days. I type this on poor Celeron D 336 - no overclock (yet) biggrin.gif

I might have to send ya a PM sometimes, I'm interested in learning some knowledge about older CPU's and overclocking and maybe building some "Vintage" rigs with our kids so they can learn to modify hardware and custom build desktops to fit their needs, and with the right combination I could build four rigs (ME and my Ole Lady, and our two kids) and still have settings and BIOS to tinker with even if its not the latest and greatest.
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