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just come on over and enjoy yourself is very easily said
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No use of soldering allowed.
Soft mods though, pencil/pen?
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Too funny, all those saying there is not skill involved yet they are not running at world records speeds. Not sure about the first day, but you can bet the second day of competitions will be full of science fair projects, oven mitts, soldering irons, volt meters, and probably a bunch of other tricks as well.

Increasing your vcore to the max settings, then pushing up your FSB may not be rocket science. But what these guys do is a bit more than that. Some create custom multi stage cascade systems, tell me that does not require skill. The real Pros dont just go buy an off the shell "$19.95 Super Power OC Kit".
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What so good about running at world records speed when it only lasts a couple hours and cost ton of dollars. Overclocking in that term seems to do more harms than deeds.
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What so good about running at world records speed when it only lasts a couple hours and cost ton of dollars. Overclocking in that term seems to do more harms than deeds.
I do agree that they are not shooting for the most stable 24/7 hardware friendly overclock. But that is why it is a competition.

I just found it suprising that so many would easily discount the skill, knowledge, or whatever you want to call it involved with what some of these guys achieve as money and luck.
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I do agree that they are not shooting for the most stable 24/7 hardware friendly overclock. But that is why it is a competition.

I just found it suprising that so many would easily discount the skill, knowledge, or whatever you want to call it involved with what some of these guys achieve as money and luck.
it is kinda ironic-- people in an overclocking forum saying that overclocking isnt a skill.
perhaps we take it for granted?
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I do agree that they are not shooting for the most stable 24/7 hardware friendly overclock. But that is why it is a competition.

I just found it suprising that so many would easily discount the skill, knowledge, or whatever you want to call it involved with what some of these guys achieve as money and luck.
It's not so suprising as it is. That is because these skills are not needed in real world, that why people tend to disregard it (even average overclockers). Say you don't need these skills to build custom stage tec or whatever it called to keep your folding farm at fail-notch speed. These guy depends on their "skills" to get the most out of the benchmark, in the end, they have proven what? That as long as you have the highest Mhz and the most perfect timing you'll get best score? That's quite some discovering eh.
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it is kinda ironic-- people in an overclocking forum saying that overclocking isnt a skill.
perhaps we take it for granted?
Overclocking is an art, and the goal is get more performance you gain for the less you pay. It requires guts to go through trials of instability and fear of hardware failure.
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I thought this was world-wide, thats what the first sentence says?
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