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What is your biggest OverClock Limiter?

Poll Results: What is holding your system back the most?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (11)
    RAM( speed, heat, volts brick walls)
  • 24% of voters (13)
    CPU Heat (to hot to handle)
  • 39% of voters (21)
    Motherboard NB ( fried a few of these)
  • 15% of voters (8)
    CPU Type (i.e.,ive heard the Quads dont OC very well)
53 Total Votes  
post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
i tried to keep this as simple as possible only including the most common stopping factors. please dont flame me.
mine would be RAM. will not go over 950. but thats up from 800 so i cant gripe too much.
My System
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6320 @ 3.15 p965-ds3 buncha fans 8800 gt 512 MSI copper pipes 2G 
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xp crt 19" corsair 550w 
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6320 @ 3.15 p965-ds3 buncha fans 8800 gt 512 MSI copper pipes 2G 
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xp crt 19" corsair 550w 
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post #2 of 36
mines is mobo but with better ram I know I can gain about 200-300 points in 3dmark.
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intel core i7 965 Gigabyte x58 extreme on water 2 gtx 295s corsair dominators 3 gig DDR3 1600 mhz 
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velociraptor 300 gigx2 (raid 0) sony bd-rom bdu-xs10s-hp light scribe dvd-rw windows vista 64bit samsung 24"x2, 92" with sim c3x 1080p pj 
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broken hp lol Toughpower 1200 watt cosmos s g5 
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intel core i7 965 Gigabyte x58 extreme on water 2 gtx 295s corsair dominators 3 gig DDR3 1600 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
velociraptor 300 gigx2 (raid 0) sony bd-rom bdu-xs10s-hp light scribe dvd-rw windows vista 64bit samsung 24"x2, 92" with sim c3x 1080p pj 
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broken hp lol Toughpower 1200 watt cosmos s g5 
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post #3 of 36
um nothing really holds my system back
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Amd Ryzen 5 1600x broken Evga GTX 1060 SSC Corsair Vengeance LPX 
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San Disc SSD need Windows 10 64bit Sharp 32inch 
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Thermaltake 1350 
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Amd Ryzen 5 1600x broken Evga GTX 1060 SSC Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
San Disc SSD need Windows 10 64bit Sharp 32inch 
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Thermaltake 1350 
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post #4 of 36
motherboard. It can't handle 450 FSB with a quad to save it's life.
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i7 2600K Asus P8Z68-V Pro Crossfire HD 5870's 4x4 GB G.skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Caviar Black 1 TB Windows 7 x64 build 7000 Syncmaster 226BW x 2 Corsair HX650 
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Tech station 
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i7 2600K Asus P8Z68-V Pro Crossfire HD 5870's 4x4 GB G.skill Ripjaws 
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WD Caviar Black 1 TB Windows 7 x64 build 7000 Syncmaster 226BW x 2 Corsair HX650 
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Tech station 
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post #5 of 36
With my new maximus I can hit 3.6GHz on my quad but the vcore is 1.45 and it runs too hot for 24/7 use. So, I am thinking about WC. My old 680i mobo limited my oc to 3.4 because of NB temps.
Mr. Windy
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Q9650 Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA GTX 460 8GB OCZ 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x300 V-Raptor, 2x1TB WD, 2xSegate 320GB Fedora 14 2x Samsung 245BW Corsair 750TX; APC BR1500 
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Soldam Windy Altium FC 700 
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Mr. Windy
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Q9650 Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA GTX 460 8GB OCZ 800Mhz 
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2x300 V-Raptor, 2x1TB WD, 2xSegate 320GB Fedora 14 2x Samsung 245BW Corsair 750TX; APC BR1500 
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Soldam Windy Altium FC 700 
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post #6 of 36
Voltage, I'll fry this proc if I run 65nm voltages.
Poseidon
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QX9650 @ 4.0GHz GA-EP45-UD3P BFG GTX260(216) 700/2000 2GB Patriot EP 800MHz RAM 
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WD 320GB and 500GB "Pirate" Drive ;) ASUS DVD Burner XP Home IZ3D 22" Widescreen 
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Logitech G15 1010W FSP Modular DD Torture Rack Logitech MX518 
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Huge Ass Razer 
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QX9650 @ 4.0GHz GA-EP45-UD3P BFG GTX260(216) 700/2000 2GB Patriot EP 800MHz RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 320GB and 500GB "Pirate" Drive ;) ASUS DVD Burner XP Home IZ3D 22" Widescreen 
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Logitech G15 1010W FSP Modular DD Torture Rack Logitech MX518 
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Huge Ass Razer 
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post #7 of 36
Motherboard.... IT CANT OVERCLOCK! baawwww!
    
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Q8300 @ 3.0Ghz EP45-DS3L Saphirre 5770 Vapor-X 6 gig A-Data 800mhz (2x2 + 2x1) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60Gig + 4.5TB worth of drives Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2xAsus VW266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G110 650W Cooler Master Antec 300 G500 
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Razer pad 
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Q8300 @ 3.0Ghz EP45-DS3L Saphirre 5770 Vapor-X 6 gig A-Data 800mhz (2x2 + 2x1) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60Gig + 4.5TB worth of drives Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2xAsus VW266H 25.5" 
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G110 650W Cooler Master Antec 300 G500 
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post #8 of 36
It's a tie...

My Mobo doesn';t support OC'ing a quad core

My Q6600 is a B3 revision
ABS Black Pearl
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Q6600 B3 @ 3.1GHz EVGA 780i SLI BFG GTS250 OC 2x2GB Mushkin 
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320GB + 160GB 7200RPM SATA Lite-On DVD+RW w LS Win 7 Ult. 64 Acer 22" X221W & 19" Samasung 
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Logitech G15 (1st Edition) Rosewill RX750 v2.2 ABS Black Pearl (Lian Li Rebadge) Logitech MX Revolution 
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Q6600 B3 @ 3.1GHz EVGA 780i SLI BFG GTS250 OC 2x2GB Mushkin 
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320GB + 160GB 7200RPM SATA Lite-On DVD+RW w LS Win 7 Ult. 64 Acer 22" X221W & 19" Samasung 
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Logitech G15 (1st Edition) Rosewill RX750 v2.2 ABS Black Pearl (Lian Li Rebadge) Logitech MX Revolution 
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post #9 of 36
my 680i is killing me with its voltage issue at anything pasted 1.4 vcore.
Lurking Ninja
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Intel Core i7 920 D0 3849B203 4.0GHz/1.164 Evga X58 Classified E759/Koolance X58/BIX 120 TRI SLI GTX 285s.** 6GB 3x2 OCZ Gold 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD3200AAKS (RAID0), 1tb AALS Samsumg Wrigtmaster Sb 204/182 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Gateway HD2401 24" 
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Logitech G15 V1 Corsair HX1000W Modded Rocketfish Logitech MX Revolution 
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soft cotton? 
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Lurking Ninja
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Intel Core i7 920 D0 3849B203 4.0GHz/1.164 Evga X58 Classified E759/Koolance X58/BIX 120 TRI SLI GTX 285s.** 6GB 3x2 OCZ Gold 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD3200AAKS (RAID0), 1tb AALS Samsumg Wrigtmaster Sb 204/182 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Gateway HD2401 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 V1 Corsair HX1000W Modded Rocketfish Logitech MX Revolution 
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soft cotton? 
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post #10 of 36
knowledge....
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5680@4.8GHz 192x25x1.47v EVGA X58 Classified(E759) EVGA GTX980 Ti SLI @1515/8400 6x4GB GSkill Ripjaws@1540 8-8-8-20-2T-1.55v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 120GB/OS Corsair Force LS 60GB/PAGE Toshiba 4TB/GAMES CPU-EK Supremacy 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
MB-EK FB Classified GPU-EK FC TitanX/Backplates Rad-Swiftech 360mm MCR-320/Pump Rad-Barrow 280mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Ram-Corsair 2x60mm Resevoir-Barrow 250x50mm Misc-6x120mm/2x140mm/NZXT Sentry,Barrow 3/8 fit... Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Seiki 50'' 3840x2160 30hz Logitech G110 EVGA Supernova G2 1300 Lian Li PC-A77F 
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Logitech G9x Xtrac Ripper XL Logitech G27 Logitech G940 
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Xbox One controller 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5680@4.8GHz 192x25x1.47v EVGA X58 Classified(E759) EVGA GTX980 Ti SLI @1515/8400 6x4GB GSkill Ripjaws@1540 8-8-8-20-2T-1.55v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 120GB/OS Corsair Force LS 60GB/PAGE Toshiba 4TB/GAMES CPU-EK Supremacy 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
MB-EK FB Classified GPU-EK FC TitanX/Backplates Rad-Swiftech 360mm MCR-320/Pump Rad-Barrow 280mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Ram-Corsair 2x60mm Resevoir-Barrow 250x50mm Misc-6x120mm/2x140mm/NZXT Sentry,Barrow 3/8 fit... Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Seiki 50'' 3840x2160 30hz Logitech G110 EVGA Supernova G2 1300 Lian Li PC-A77F 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Logitech G9x Xtrac Ripper XL Logitech G27 Logitech G940 
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Xbox One controller 
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