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DFI HAS LONG been the overclocker's company of choice for boards, and now they are branching out. Yes, it is still all about OCing, but now they are trying to make it more accessible to the layman.

The idea is to have one button overclocking, but do the overclocking right. To this end, DFI harnessed the F1 key and the internet. Each mobo that supports the one button technology has downloadable profiles with four banks of settings. You load a profile, and reboot. Pressing the F1 key loads bank four and tests those settings.

Should those fail, it goes back to bank three, then two and finally one, each one progressively more mild an OC. The goal is idiot-proofing the OC process, and so far, so good.

DFI OC profile site prototype

What you are looking at is the web component of this. There will be downloadable profiles that let you pick your components and it will set optimal timing based on that. If you have a Lanparty DK P45-T2R, you can pick your CPU and OC percentage, and do the same for memory speed, or have a combination of both. Several DRAM vendors are said to be looking at stepping in and providing profiles as well.

Profiles will be specific to board type, memory and CPU, so they should be fairly reliable. If not, it steps back gracefully and allows you to manually tweak things if you feel safe doing that. It looks like DFI is doing all the right things for the right reasons.
Source

Why hasn't this been done before? Or has it and I just didn't notice??
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I'm going to have to find a new hobby. One of the great things about overclocking is that you were doing something that most could not do. If you idiot proof it then everyone is going to be doing it. Question is though will they be able to setup their case to handle it?
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I'm more interested in that mATX LanParty..

I have a nice mATX case I want to mod, but no good motherboard that will clock for it.
    
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they have had stuff like this for awhile, most dont trust the software to OC for them, as they shouldnt
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it will probably cause more problems for them then they realize. can you imagine what their support forums will be like?? ZOMG i liek hit F1 and then it all like crashed!1!!
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I'm going to have to find a new hobby. One of the great things about overclocking is that you were doing something that most could not do. If you idiot proof it then everyone is going to be doing it. Question is though will they be able to setup their case to handle it?
Other than OCN, how many people in real life do you know that can defrag a hard drive? This won't go over as well as they think it will. I think we are safe for sometime
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Hmmm, I read it as a way of sharing OC profiles. Handy instead copying down various setting from the BIOS screen & re-typing in a forum, you could simply post the profile. But, on re-reading thats not what it seems to be
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I'm more interested in that mATX LanParty..

I have a nice mATX case I want to mod, but no good motherboard that will clock for it.
So 1337



back on topic:

Holy crap, now noobs will overclock thier chips with stock cooling and wonder why things are on fire -.-
Edited by beanbagofdoom - 6/10/08 at 10:02am
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I'm going to have to find a new hobby. One of the great things about overclocking is that you were doing something that most could not do. If you idiot proof it then everyone is going to be doing it. Question is though will they be able to setup their case to handle it?
You'd be surprised how many shockingly computer illiterate people there are

They'd probably try to o/c with generic ram and stock cooling lol

A motherboard alone won't make them overclock well
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but now they are trying to make it more accessible to the layman.
Wouldn't the layman just buy a Dell? And as far as I know, Dell desktops don't have DFI boards. Anyway I don't see this going over well...maybe with smaller overclocks it would be ok.
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