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Poll Results: When do you stop overclocking?

 
  • 19% (4)
    When your motherboard refuses to POST
  • 4% (1)
    When I get too scared I am going to fry something
  • 52% (11)
    When temps get too high
  • 23% (5)
    When I reach my stable limit
21 Total Votes  
post #11 of 17
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how do I edit the poll then?
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post #12 of 17
Depends on the hardware but in my case cause of my crap heatsink its tems for sure and maybe im scared.
    
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post #13 of 17
All of the above...

Fishie was right on, except I think #2 as well...

If you are "too scared", you are clearly not satisfied with your OC skills
Then again - going to far is how you learn what not to do...
    
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post #14 of 17
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well, I have my P4 pushed up to 4.02GHz Why does it not perform like a 4GHz processor? I have never actually sat down at a system that is properly overclocked with all the pretty expensive parts and all, but I would think it would tear through anything I throw at it??

Would me pushing it that far actually hurt it's performance? I mean it takes 35 seconds to do 1M on SuperPi!
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post #15 of 17
I usually stop when adding lots of voltage doesn't get far anymore. For example, on my old X2, it went like this.

2.60Ghz - 1.425V
2.66Ghz - 1.500V
2.68Ghz - 1.550V

As you can probably imagine I chose 2.6Ghz because it just wasn't worth a huge increase in voltage just for that extra couple mhz.
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post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by lavieinjuste View Post
well, I have my P4 pushed up to 4.02GHz Why does it not perform like a 4GHz processor? I have never actually sat down at a system that is properly overclocked with all the pretty expensive parts and all, but I would think it would tear through anything I throw at it??

Would me pushing it that far actually hurt it's performance? I mean it takes 35 seconds to do 1M on SuperPi!
Could be the difference in cache that your 2.8 has vs a 3.2 or what not.
Don't know the cache levels of the P4's
    
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