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My first time, i got too excited and rushed into things. I maxed the voltages and FSB only to end up with a PC that couldn't start. Had to do the "jumper" reset thing and then slowly and incrementally overclock until it reached its limit.
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post #12 of 72
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My first time, i got too excited and rushed into things. I maxed the voltages and FSB only to end up with a PC that couldn't start. Had to do the "jumper" reset thing and then slowly and incrementally overclock until it reached its limit.
So that would be the "ALL IN"-case which i mentioned, respect for the try!
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My first time was with the computer I still have. I remember I read every Phenom overclocking guide I could find, it was very time consuming.
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Amped my 965 to 4.3ghz lol. When i checked temps it was 67c Tjmax is 70 and bsod in a few secs lol so funny
    
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First one? I think it was an Q6600 up to 3.2. I think I put an E4500 up to 3.0 at the same time. It feels so mediocre now
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I am still using my AMD Athlon XP i first overclocked. Been with me for so long. I use it now mainly for my university stuff and work.

I don't live life on the edge anymore. I reduced back the clocks to stock. As it got older, it got more unstable for no reason. Sometimes, it wouldn't even turn on! I don't use it for gaming so hence, i don't really need that much POWAH anymore. Can you imagine i'm rushing a paper and the damn thing won't start? Haha. Oh well.
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post #17 of 72
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As it got older, it got more unstable for no reason.
Yeah right ! Show some respect for old CPUs. They done a great job (ok mainly 0/1) so when they get older they should be allowed to speed down and enjoy the rest of the life @ a retirement clock!
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post #18 of 72
First OC?
PIII 733MHz to 935MHz on a cooler with no tim.

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E6300 3.2GHz on stock.

Went surprisingly well. 1.34V though, pretty steep.
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post #20 of 72
My first OC was a fail. I tried OCing my Pentium 4 HT from 2.60GHz to 2.63GHz on a crappy Intel board that would let me OC only 3% or so at max. When I tried 2.65GHz it would BSOD, 2.68GHz Wouldn't even start lol. I remember freaking out till I realized I needed to pull the jumper thing on the mobo. Damm that thing was just unable to overclock.
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