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Is the concept of overclocking dying?

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With the new sandy bridge out, and the relatively locked bus speed, there is only one way to overclock a chip, by the multi. Yes this has been the "easy" way to OC a chip, but the great knowledge of getting a great OC is the balance between the FSB and Multi. With SB, i see a lot of the same clocks out there. Always going 50x100, but now that the FSB cannot be "really" changed, there is no "skill" (by skill I mean, finding that sweet spot between FSB and Multi), to OC.

I just think that overclocking used to be something quite personal, but having the OC be limited to only Multi, everyones clock speeds will have the same integral.

But hey... it's just my 2cents
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post #2 of 41
You could always buy an AMD chip...
post #3 of 41
the concept of overclocking isnt dying, its the methods to achieve the overclock that are changing.
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Is Sandy Bridge the only cpu in existance, and will there never be any other cpu's brought out?
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Well in a way, yea..

Think off it another way, makers are supporting and encouraging more people to overclock by making it easier for them.

this my 2 pennies.
    
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s775 for life
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I don't think the concept of overclocking will ever really die out, at least as long as computers remain the machines we know them as today.

This is just one platform, it doesn't necessarily mean that all platforms from now on (Intel or AMD) are going to feature multiplier only overclocking.
post #8 of 41
Overclocking was about paying budget prices but getting high performance. Seeing as how now you pay a premium to be able to overclock, yeah the original purpose is dead.

Overclocking now seems to be more focused on putting up the best numbers and so the chips now reflect the simplest way to get there- unlocked multipliers.
 
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not according to my 5 Ghz SB...
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Tru dat. What's that? But you want more CPU's? Q9xxx = win. My old E8600 hit 5.0 on water.
 
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