Originally Posted by Rangerscott
That your cpu can hit 4.50GHz. Why should I care if you run it that way or not. I'm not a company advertising a sale. I'm not getting calls from MSI representatives saying I'm awesome or even people on here.
Everyone on here gets the freedom to post whatever they want to in "their" sig rig area. Some just post weird or dumb stuff that's not even pc related.
Lets keep this thread on topic. If anyone has a problem with me then either PM me or start a thread about me in the Rant section.
No one has a problem with you. It's just that we aren't enjoying the fact that you have to deal with explaining to everyone that your sig rig doesn't represent the current state of your system.
Let's say that I have "4.50 GHz" in my sig instead of "4.05 GHz". And now let's say that I post a question in the Intel - General forum about some problem that I'm having with my system that I think is related to my CPU overclock. The first thing everyone is going to do is look at my sig rig and ask me if my 4.50 GHz is stable because that's a big overclock for the E8400, even with this motherboard. So then I'd have to explain to everyone that the 4.50 GHz is just my max overclock that I only hit one time and that my 24/7 overclock is 4.05 GHz. But I would have to explain this more than once because not everyone is going to see that explanation. I could even mention it in my post, and people would still assume my sig rig represents the current state of my system. That's a huge waste of time, especially when these people could be helping me instead!
So the sig rig is there to help people help you when you are asking for help (or when you are simply discussing your sig rig with someone). If it doesn't represent the current state of your system, then you have to go and explain it to everyone involved in the discussion (and again to future participants). And believe me, repeating yourself is irritating. You could even explain your sig rig in huge letters in your original post that the overclock mentioned in your sig rig is merely a max and that your actual 24/7 state is different, but people would still miss that and therefore still think that your sig rig represents the current state of your rig.
Go ahead: make up a pretend problem that relates to your graphics card in some way and post it in this NVIDIA forum. But don't explain at first that your sig rig doesn't represent the current state of your system; this will show you how most people view the sig rig. It will be exactly the same results as you had in this thread: everyone will see those clocks with that 1.025V and assume that it is your 24/7 overclock, and so then everyone will say "well that's your problem right there".
So if you want to avoid dealing with this again in the future, then change it to reflect the current state. You can then put that max overclock in the "Other Information" box. Or, you can just put it in your signature along with an explanation that it's not your 24/7 overclock.Edited by TwoCables - 3/2/11 at 9:41pm