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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 #31 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dueling Banjo's View Post
orion: thanx for the clarification, i think i will just keep it where it is. i like the tighter timings on my ram. i dont think i would be able to get enough Mhz to justify it.
From what I've seen memory timings are completely overrated. The only thing they affect is memory benchmarks. If looser timings allow you to OC your processor more, then DO IT. It WILL give you better performance. If you're just loosening the timings to overclock your memory, then don't do it.
post #32 of 36
mine's my proc. crap stepping (maxes out at ~2.7-2.8ghz without phase change cooling) and old architecture.
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Core i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Extreme6 2GB EVGA GTX670 8GB G. Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouse
Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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Logitech Wave and RT-101 Mechanical 750w Antec Truepower New Custom Chenming 901B Logitech MX1000 
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post #33 of 36
update, vote added

ram, cant get it above 525 not too bad its still 4.2ghz
still frags n00bs
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still frags n00bs
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post #34 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
My board's having a tough time going over 378FSB.

379FSB causes BSOD. 400FSB freezes. 425FSB no boot.

Used to do 500FSB stable.
be happy!!my board does not go past 335Mhz WHATEVER i do...
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Lg External USB DVD-RW Windows 8 Pro 64bit Samsung 2243NW 
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post #35 of 36
it was Hard Disks.I put my case to a -90c freezer and my hard disks were gone mad.Sata 2 was 2.0gbps. WOW.They had to be 3.0.NEVER GET YOUR HARD DISKS BELOW ZERO.ITS AN EPIC PHAIL!!!
post #36 of 36
All those are true factors that can stop my overclock but all depends. For example, it seems like summer is coming which is really affecting my temps. The weather is 31C making my room 35-40C creating my system temps 38-42C. With those system temps that high my cpu and gpu temps are acting like their on load except their idle . CPU is at 49-51C while GPU is 48-52C. The pain of summer with no air conditioning. Just imagine if I start running Prime95 or 3DMark06 .
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Corsair Dominator GT 6x4GB (24GB) Samsung 850 PRO 2TB 4x Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB (RAID-5) 6x Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB (RAID-6) 
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Intel Core i7 990X @ 4.4GHz eVGA E760 X58 Classified  2x eVGA GTX980Ti 6GB Classified SLI eVGA GT 740 4GB SC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator GT 6x4GB (24GB) Samsung 850 PRO 2TB 4x Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB (RAID-5) 6x Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB (RAID-6) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Sans Digital TR8UT+B Enclosure 8x500GB (RAID-50) Sans Digital TR8UT+B Enclosure 8x1TB (RAID-50) LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray Burner Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCR320 10x Sanyo Denki 9SG1212G101 (260CFM) 3x Sanyo Denki 9G1212G401 (130CFM) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3x Yamakasi Catleap 2703 IPS 27" 2560x1440 Sony KDL50W800C 50" Smart 3D LED HDTV Logitech G710+ Mechanical Keyboard Brown Switches EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master ATCS 840 (Modded) Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse XTracPads Ripper XXL Desktop Gaming Mat HT Omega Claro Plus+ 7.1 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Digital Speaker System Sony HTST9 7.1 Sound Bar Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm Headphones 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Beyerdynamic Premium Tesla Hi-Fi T70 Headphones Blue Yeti Pro Microphone Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro Areca ARC-1260 RAID Controller Card 
OtherOtherOtherOther
2x Lamptron FC-2 Fan Controller Lian Li EX-H34B Hot Swap Cage CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS D-Link Amplifi Cloud Router 5700 
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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 AmazonBasics 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub Saitek ST290 Pro Joystick 
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