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March 20, 2009 2:32:41 PM

I have a Core2Duo E8400, stock 3.0ghz overclocked to 3.6ghz with a Xigmatech s1283 cpu cooler.

I overclock because like it says I want to squeeze as much performance as I can from my hardware.

I've been overclocking my CPU's since the Pentium 1 days.
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March 20, 2009 2:43:26 PM

Yep, Trusty Windsor X2 5600 @ 3.1 Ghz ....been that way for as long as i can remember..... A little weak these days... but I still see no reason to shell out tons of cash for an elite rig anytime soon. Using a Zalman 9700 heatsink and 3 120mm fans in a relatively spacious case...
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March 20, 2009 2:44:50 PM

I overclock to find out how far I can push the system and run benchmarks. Then I usually back off to find a good balance between a moderate overclock and low temperatures.

An aftermarket heatsink/fan is a must. I tend to use hardware website reviews along with Newegg customer reviews in my decision regarding which HSF to purchase.

CPU: Q6700
Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120
Motherboard: Asus P5E

Maximum Overclock: 3.67GHz
Normal Overclock: 3.0GHz
Temps (normal OC) - Idle: Mid to Upper 30's Celcius | Load: Mid 40's Celcius
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March 20, 2009 2:46:08 PM

I don't overclock. I'm nervous about doing something wrong and causing instability or shortening the life of my components. It also doesn't really interest me.
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March 20, 2009 2:49:11 PM

I have a Q9450, oc'ed to 3.2GHz. It was a quick and easy mod. That is the bottom line for me. I want to get more for my money, but I'd rather play ON my PC than play WITH it, so every last MHz doesn't matter to me. That overclock is not very stressful for that chip (no voltage increase), so the cooler is just an AC Freezer 7 Pro.
I also have a 4850e on a 790GX that is not overclocked, and won't be; it's on 24/7 and I want lowest power consumption.
My wife's PC is a 5400 X2 on a 790GX. It has a Ninja Mini on it, but isn't overclocked. I just got some better RAM for it, and will likely try to push it some (she runs LOTS of stuff at the same time), but I think I see a 720 in her future.
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March 20, 2009 2:49:39 PM

I have a Pentium Dual-core e2160 @ 3ghz, stock 1.8. I overclock because I see a huge increase in performance versus stock. I use air. I have a Cooler Master Hyper TX2 CPU cooler and three fans blowing to create airflow.
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March 20, 2009 2:49:44 PM

I have never been a big fan of overclocking, the expense of a new system compared to the performance gains is not worth the risk in my opinion. Not only running the chance to burn out your system but also lowering the life time expectancy of components. I know that today's processors have gotten better at protecting themselves, but I still don't see the benefit of gaining another 5-6% performance when everything runs as well as I would expect at default settings. Then again I upgrade at least once a year.
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March 20, 2009 2:53:06 PM

e4400 from 2.0 ghz now to 3.0 without a problem, 300 mhz fsb with a 10x multiplier. using an arctic cooler 7 pro which keeps me at about 30c most of the time. I also overclock my ram and my video card.
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March 20, 2009 2:54:02 PM

Phenom 940 with an easy 3.5ghz overclock. Again, squeeze more performance without sending my hardware into a panic attack.

Cooling with a ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro. Again, nothing crazy. Does the job very well and quiet at the same time.

Amd PII 940 3.5ghz
MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum
BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC
Corsair 4gb (2x2gb)

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March 20, 2009 3:05:28 PM

I have an AMD X3 8650 @ 3.1 Ghz 1.3V and I am using Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer and Jetway HA07 motherboard with it.. Can't push more stuck with value ram. . Will possibly get Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 soon..

Here is the specs

AMD Phenom X3 8650 @ 3.1 ghz
Jetway HA07 790GX Board
Transcend P-Series DDR2 800 Mhz [5-5-5]
Western Digital 640Gb AAKS
Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer
Thermaltake M9 with 2 pre-installed fans.. will change them with Antec Tri-Cool 120mm and add an extra 120mm .
POV Black Diamond 500 W SMPS :( 
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March 20, 2009 3:07:10 PM

Never overclocked a computer - damn Dell laptop. I really hope to build a PC sometime this year and maybe test out some slight overclocking with an i7 or Phenom II.
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March 20, 2009 3:07:40 PM

I sure do. I have an older Athlon X2 6000+ and although I can't get much out of it I can get to run at 3.272 very stabley for 24/7 opertaions on watercooling and it helps out a lot.

I also have the new AMD Phenom II 720 (which I'm currently overclocking for the AMD virtual contest) that I will keep overclocked on just plain air cooling using Thermalright Ultra 120 Black Edition.

I find that's it definitely a way to get more bang for the buck. Even though it might make it last a little less time with the the way chips get outdate so fast, there's really no problem with keeping overclocked with the right cooling.

With my watercooling setup it stays at 39C at 100% full load running SMP Folding@Home.
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March 20, 2009 3:10:01 PM

I have an E8500 3.16 stock at 4ghz with Artic Frezzer 7 pro
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March 20, 2009 3:10:16 PM

Overclocking is a sure fire way of gaining extra performance for free, carefully selected components increase the percentage overclock you will get within a budget you have pre-defined.

I have overclocked since P2 days and have never had a really bad experience or lost major hardware except a few athlons along the way(My bad, super stressed the components knowing I was on track to killing them)

Have had some superb OC before, Best though are P4 3.0ghz at 3.8ghz prescott chip on s478 with zalman flower cooler, still running daily at this clock after several years and my current core2duo 7200 clocked at 3.8ghz with artic cooler freezer 7 pro which has been running flat out for ten months now at this speed, even had it over 4.2ghz before booting into windows.

Point is, if you have the correct kit, take your time and do it slowly unless you know what the kit is capable of, you can gain way more than 3-5 frames per second in my view.
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March 20, 2009 3:10:18 PM

Used to OC in the old days. Now I run AMDs and use CnQ as I think it works great, uses less power and keeps everything cooler. I just don't think there is enough performance to be gained (if you're not playing games, that is) to justify to risk or petentially shortening the life of your components.
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March 20, 2009 3:13:20 PM

I have a Core 2 Duo E4300 running at 3.2 GHz, 400MHz FSB. with P5K. (which sux)
It's cooled with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro.
It runs ok, doesn't overheat, but runs hot!
NB: 1.40V, RAM: DDR2 800 "cheap" Apacer memory, tightened to 4-4-4-12 and overvolted to 2.15V.
What others are missing is the gfx card.
My 8600GT runs at 652MHz, 1400 MHz shaders. GDDR3 runs at 1.9Ghz, (950MHz).
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March 20, 2009 3:18:17 PM

I have an E7300 at a safe overclock of 3.4Ghz with no voltage increase. A little extra boost with minimal change. everything else is at default. =)
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March 20, 2009 3:19:03 PM

I no longer overclock - did back in the glory days of AMD. Now that I have a nice employee's discount, and prices in hardware have come down, I now only overclock "lite" - adjusting clock speeds via Riva Tuner, and not playing around with voltages. Like some have mentioned here, I but just past the bleeding edge now, and wouldn't like to have to accidentally have burnt out a component too quickly.

It doesn't help that I haven't bought a 3rd party mobo in a while. But when you get them for free....

Intel dg33tl
Intel q9650
Crucial 4x2GB 800MHz
9800 GX2 (the only OC, to 700/1050/1700 - core/mem/shaders)
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March 20, 2009 3:22:33 PM

judeh101I have a Core 2 Duo E4300 running at 3.2 GHz, 400MHz FSB. with P5K. (which sux)It's cooled with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro.It runs ok, doesn't overheat, but runs hot!NB: 1.40V, RAM: DDR2 800 "cheap" Apacer memory, tightened to 4-4-4-12 and overvolted to 2.15V.What others are missing is the gfx card.My 8600GT runs at 652MHz, 1400 MHz shaders. GDDR3 runs at 1.9Ghz, (950MHz).



Nice Call judeh101, 3.2 is great for that c2d

Graphics cards are essential overclockers as well, have 4870 OC to 850MHZ core and 4400MHZ Memory, a sweet overclock, figured that by the time it would have made a difference to the life of the card I would have moved a couple of generations on from it.
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March 20, 2009 3:23:26 PM

I do overclock where it makes sence for daily use. So, yes, my C2D E4400 is clocked to 320x10 (3.2 GHz).. Air cooled ofcourse, with Scythe Ninja. Sometimes I do get "burned", no in failed hardware (yet :)  ), but for example this same CPU worked fine on this same frequency even on box cooler.. so this was money wasted on aftermarket cooler. Also, I don't overclock RAM, as it makes almost no sence for stuff that I do. My GPU was also overclocked, both when I had X1950, and when I bought HD4870. Now I'm back on X1950, but haven't overclocked again, because it won't give me much advantage in current games anyway.. but when new card arrives - it will get clocked again.

I never did go to water cooling though, but only because prices of such setups make them less bung for $$$ than using air cooling. Pretty much the same as my Ninja "miss" - I doubt that this CPU would get much further even if it was watercooled.

What I DO NOT overclock are PCs used for just surfing on the Net and using office apps.. makes no sence to do it there, as any CPU is already overkill for those apps.

Cheers!

(I'm starting to like these QOTD articles :)  keep them comming! :)  )
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March 20, 2009 3:27:49 PM

My current computer is an old Dell with a Pentium 4 1.8GHz, so I'd certainly like to overclock it, but the motherboard doesn't allow that. My computer at my parents' house, though, has a Pentium 4 3.06GHz oc'd to 3.22. Not astounding, but it showed some improvements.
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March 20, 2009 3:29:57 PM

I used to do more hard core overclocking with volt modding full blown water cooled setups, but grew tired of always having to modify everything when I got new hardware which was often. So I have moved on to just using upper tier air cooling and well ventilted cases with quieter fans. Been running Intel C2D e8400 at 4.2ghz for a long time now and there is no denying that that is a good performance boost over the stock 3ghz. I am less concerned about memory overclocking as the gain is generally less than 2-5% even with extreme memory overclocks. I also overclock my video cards, but no longer volt mod them. Currently have a GTX260 core 216 doing 715/1480/2360 which honestly a lot faster than stock and does make a difference in some games.
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March 20, 2009 3:31:05 PM

I've got an Athlon 64 X2 5200+ topped out @ a measly 3.016
HT Link is x4
Vcore is 1.4
Cooled w/ a Thermaltake MaxOrb
Its max temperature is 52 degrees C when running Orthos
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March 20, 2009 3:34:52 PM

overclock every rig i have. Want to get as much power out as i can get without burning up my CPU's.

Qx9650 @ 3.6ghz w/ OC profiles up to 4ghz (3 evga GTX 285 FTW stock cooling) CPU water cooled with zalman passive sink

phenom II 940 @ 3.4 w/ up to 3.6ghz (3870x2 + 3870 stock)
Cpu water cooled with passive sink

Q9300 @3ghz (3870x2 + 3870)
water cooled w/ fan sink
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March 20, 2009 3:37:42 PM

E7200 / G31. Dont need OC. Better save energy. Therefore passive cooling and no noise. Fast enough for web, office-purposes and medium games.

Why overclock - I can't see the differnce - maybe it works for games high end - but I wonder if it matters.
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March 20, 2009 3:42:59 PM

I have Gigabyte X48-DQ6 and run my Q9550 @ 3.4ghz(400*8.5) using a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink.

Its a moderate OC, that i can run 24/7... i don't see the need of pushing it to 3.6-3.8
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March 20, 2009 3:43:43 PM

atomicWARoverclock every rig i have. Want to get as much power out as i can get without burning up my CPU's. Qx9650 @ 3.6ghz w/ OC profiles up to 4ghz (3 evga GTX 285 FTW stock cooling) CPU water cooled with zalman passive sinkphenom II 940 @ 3.4 w/ OC profiles up to 3.6ghz (3870x2 + 3870 stock)Cpu water cooled with passive sinkQ9300 @3ghz (3870x2 + 3870)water cooled w/ fan sink

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March 20, 2009 3:46:42 PM

I have a E2140 overclocked to 2728MHz.. (about 70% overclock..)

The processor is running with stock fan and no overvoltage. It has been run at 3120MHz (95% overclock) with a moderate overvoltage, so these 2.7GHz should be fine for it. (It average temperature is 30-40C.. )
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March 20, 2009 3:48:29 PM

Its not worth the hassle. i found building your own power house computer is worth the value. their is a big difference between dual core and quad.
clock speed was never our issue more like cpu processing power.
you could have a 4.0 MHz single core computer but a 3.0 MHz dual core will out perform it any day.
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March 20, 2009 3:50:39 PM

For about a year I have:
Q6600 G0@3.8Ghz 400x9 VID 1.48V cooled with Aquagate Max 34CIdle/59CLoad
Gygabite p35DS3L v2.0 (no problems there after adding a small fan onto the NB heatsink)
Corsair XMS2 800Mhz 4-4-4-9 1:1 ratio
MSI(216)Geforce GTX 260OC 735/2350 stock cooling fan 80% gaming only
GFXcard OC has not produced as much improvement in gaming as CPU OC thus I don't run it often.
Upgrading to i7 is not worth to me, since gaming performance does not increase substantially in the games I play @1680x1050.
I guess I'll have to wait till 32nm chips come out.
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March 20, 2009 3:52:05 PM

I do lots of HD video editing and hi res photo editing, so overclocking was worth it for me. Of course I pushed by Q6700 to the max on air, which was 4.0GHz for Vista and app stable, but only 3.98 for running benches. I also overclocked the RAM and the video card up the wazoo to find the best possible performance my system could put out without starting on fire. (the voltage it took to hit 4.0GHz is kinda scary - don't recommend!) After benching I dropped it to 3.67GHz on the CPU for 24/7 operation. The performance gain for the extra $60 I spent on the TRUE was extremely well worth it. And I had all this great performance on the budget friendly $120 P5Q Pro. Stability was never compromised, and the processor is still kicking today, notwithstanding all the abuse I've given it. I've seen real, tangible, noticeable gains in heavy duty games and apps. Some programs will never benefit, but a lot of them do, and multitasking and boot speeds benefit from the higher clock speeds. A full GHz overclock for an extra 60 bux is a bargain.
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March 20, 2009 3:55:55 PM

I have overclocked my E8400 to 3.6 by upping the FSB to 1600 thus matching with my DDR2 800 RAM. I use a Zalman aftermarket HSF because the stock retail fan with the 45NM CPUs are inadequate for any OCing.
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March 20, 2009 3:59:29 PM

When i first got it, I did push my Q6600 as highest i could on air with my ZALMAN CNPS9700. At first I was thinking 3Ghz would be a feat, but I was appaled when I got there line nothing! After that every once in a while I tend to push the thing to see what i get, but most of the time when i'm doing some average gaming or just srufing the web, she stays at stock.

I think that now its just when Im going to benchmark that I shove the clock up. I also Overclock everything else when im benching, graphics, RAM everything that is tangable to clock I clock up.

I will note, Benching and Overclocking is addicting.
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March 20, 2009 3:59:55 PM

I up my C2D 6750 to 3.2 GHz. It justifies my Zalman 9500 and arctic cooler if nothing else. For the same reason I OC my CF 3850's by about 8 - 10%, although for some games I need to shut that off to avoid crashes.
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March 20, 2009 4:00:20 PM

e2180 @ 3.33Ghz (333FSBx10) with 1.392v (I CAN push it to 3.4, but it takes 1.55v, and 3.6 can be hit with 1.65, but I wasn't willing to keep that for 24/7 operation)
CPU cooler is a Vigor Gaming Monsoon II TEC. (Yay for free cooling that rivals high-end water cooling setups~ I
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March 20, 2009 4:00:39 PM

got an E2200 at 2.83GHz and 1.36V running 24/7
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March 20, 2009 4:04:12 PM

P4EE s478 3.2 @ 3.8ghz air - stock voltage - 4-6 years new

E5200 2.5 @ 3.66 air - 1.35v - 6 months new

Core-i7 2.66 @ 4.2ghz water 1.365v - 3 months new
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March 20, 2009 4:04:16 PM

Intel E8400@4.05Ghz with CM TX2, and an EVGA GTX260 216 55nm at 740/1060 core/mem. The graphics boost is worth it with a 100mhz+ core oc, and for the processor mostly because I can keep it stable at that and it's 135% of what it used to be, it may not show huge performance gains, but 4Ghz+ is bragging rights and a little extra performance.

I started not knowing OCing at all and I've gradually learned more, especially once I got my E8400, it's not too hard and relatively low risk with a little common sense. And I just can't leave my computer alone XD
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March 20, 2009 4:12:27 PM

I still have a s939 Athlon64 X2 3800+ running at stock 2.0 GHz.

I have it fit with 2 Gb of DDR-SDRAM in dual channel. I can push it up to 2.4 GHz with but a BIOS setting (and some RAM tuning) without having to change its voltage; since I can't push my BIOS further than a 20% clock increase, I used other utilities to push it past that, and it reached 2.6 before I had to change voltage, cooling and memory settings - at which point I got bored, and stopped.

But I didn't leave it alone: to its base clock speed it went back.

Reason 1: I built this rig to be silent. That means fans blowing noise is a big no-no;
Reason 2: the heaviest game I run on it never takes more than 80% CPU time (WoW, all settings up @ 1680x1050, will start showing a lower frame rate in the middle of the day in Dalaran, only because my Radeon HD 4850 doesn't have enough RAM), so I don't NEED the extra clock speed;
Reason 3: I mainly run under Linux, which looks at a CPU's microcode to set up a CPU's frequencies, so even if I set the CPU's speed in the BIOS to 2.4 GHz, it'll actually run @2.0 - except if I disable CnQ (and then , see reason 1).

Long story short: this almost 4-years-old rig (apart from the CG) has enough power for what I ask of it.

And since, under Linux, I could build Xvid to my precise CPU specs, I can encode movies very strongly at more than real time while watching the original material, I must say that not only do current apps have more juice than needed in my old CPU, I would gain zero time on CPU-intensive tasks I'd throw at my rig if I had a more powerful one.

I did overclocks on P75s (upped to 112), Cyrix 6x86 P150+/120 MHz (@133, anything higher and it would have melted), Pentium 133 (@166, only because my 430TX-based Shuttle didn't support anything more than a 83 MHz FSB), Celeron 300A (@460, once at 504 but it required such a voltage increase that I deemed it unreasonable), and Duron 950 (@1150); the latter actually showed LOWER performance at a higher clock speed, and actually got its greatest performance boost @933 with a very high FSB and very low RAM latency.

So, I learned my lesson: a good overclock is a way to improve performance, that's for sure; but the MHz-hunt doesn't necessarily bring more performance, and I consider now that a good balance between speed, stability and comfort is what to look for in such rad tuning.

As it stands, my X2 3800+ works very well @stock for my use - not for lack of trying.

I may change it the day I need more than 2 Gb of RAM.
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March 20, 2009 4:16:43 PM

E8400 @ 3.6 + ASUS V52 cooler, 1.23 volts...lulz all you want - it doesn't go over 55 on prime95 and it's rock stable.

G.Skill DDR2 1066 @ 960 + stock small spreader...yeah, that's underclocked, I just wanted something more reliable than DDR2 800 would be OC'd that much.

HD 4850 + Accelero Twin Turbo up from 625 to 700 core, MEMIO usually low 60's except for crysis, call of juarez, furmark, ect. where it brushes up on 70 (still too hot imo). "Core" temp (not shader or displayIO) NEVER above 55.

GPU memory NOT OC'd - 3 of the last 4 vidcard I've had have died due to memory going bad so I'm not tempting fate, heh heh.

Note: 2x120mm case fans (front push rear pull), 92mm push fan on case cover over CPU cooler, 80mm push fan on case cover lower vent. I live in Texas, so all fans except CPU are directly connected to PSU +12V...don't care how loud it is (it is), I'm listening to loud music or playing games 90% of the time.
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March 20, 2009 4:16:47 PM

E5200 at 3.8ghz on 3.625v using an antec 900 and HDT-s1283. Passed 30hrs prime with max temp of 59C.
I spent 72 total dollars on the case and 25 on the cooler after I got my mirs back which I did. 73 on the proc.
Thats over a 50% oc and really good performance. I overclock to get better performance out of cheaper parts and because its a fun hobby. I try to upgrade on average every 18 months with lower end parts so I never really get out of date and I'm not ever paying a premium for higher end parts.
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March 20, 2009 4:20:02 PM

I've been wondering if overclocking is really free, as you need to make sure to have better quality memory, a good overclocking motherboard, and a good aftermarket cooler. I think the real thing to say is that it is a cheaper way of getting a high level of performance out of your processor.

I have an Opteron 170 (socket 939) at a 35% overclock (2.7 Ghz) that has performed wonderfully. Rock solid stable at stock voltage, and extremely cool with my Tuniq Tower 120 and Antec 900 case.
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March 20, 2009 4:29:27 PM

I have a Phenom II 940 overclocked to 3.6ghz using a Cool IT Domino A.L.C at low settings. I overclock it to see how much performance gains I can get. I was able to oc it to 3.6ghz with the stock cooler but it was too loud so i got this Cool it. I might push it to 4.0ghz but i dont think its worth it especially if i have to bump the voltage above 1.55v.
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March 20, 2009 4:29:38 PM

I tried overclocking back in the P3/Athlon days. It was fun till the system crashed. Never saw any significant gains, not worth the instability. (Was big into 3dsmax at the time.) I know most silicon is much better now but I can't be bothered. The only part of my computer I have tweaked would be the fan on my 4850. I have it running at 45% at all times. I know it's rated to run at very high temperatures but I still makes me uncomfortable. I like my silicon at a temperature I can touch it with out getting burned.
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March 20, 2009 4:34:27 PM

Every day for two years I've booted my E4300 rig (on a P965) and ran from its stock 1.8 gigahertz to 2.4. Recently, when Empires: Total War taxed the system some, I boosted it to 3 gigahertz. I'm running +1 GCHM (or whatev) voltage and stock CPU voltage and its still doing just fine.
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March 20, 2009 4:39:37 PM

e6600 @ 3.4GHz... just using a Freezer Pro knockoff that gets the job done. On sale at the time, and keeps me at 25C idle and about 45-50C with my typical load. Not bad for a $20 cooler.
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March 20, 2009 4:45:35 PM

I was interested in overclocking since 2005 and managed to learn most of the basics back then. I used a Pentium 4 2.8, but the biggest detriment was that I was using a OEM machine, so it locked out any overclocking. When that broke down, I bought a laptop instead, so I had to wait until September of last year to finally get my hands on a overclockable machine.

Currently I have a E7200 overclocked to 3.32GHz on stock volts. I pushed it as high as 4.0GHz with 1.265v for trial, but the heat output was too great. I use a Gigabyte cooler from the Pentium D days, so most likely that's what's holding me back.

Overclocking actually brought significant boosts to my E7200 system. Superpi completed about 10-11 seconds faster, and CoD4 saw a significant boost with my old 8500GT. Haven't tried stock 2.53GHz with my new GTS 250, but I'm still sure the 725Mhz overclock is doing its job.

I found out the hard way that case airflow has more effect on temp than I thought. When I put in a Corsair VX550W, it screwed up my airflow completely, and now my E7200 idles at 45C. Next purchase: Antec 900.
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March 20, 2009 4:48:20 PM

I overclock my Intel 6750 (stock 2.66) to 3.5ghz, using a Zalman 9500. It's stable even though it's encoding at 100% CPU 24/7.
My new AMD 9850 Quad is similar, though I've only overclocked to 3.0ghz until I get a better cooler. Similarly, I use that for encoding and as a dedicated torrent box.

I intend to pass on my AMD computer to my grandmother, and I'm sure a small overclock should be stable enough (and maintenance free) with adequate cooling, like the $20 Rosewill RCX-Z940-SL I just ordered.
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March 20, 2009 4:48:54 PM

I have just started OCing the past couple years.

I currently have:

AMD PhenomII x3 720BE 2.8GHz @ x4 3.4GHz
8GB DDR2-800 5-5-5-15 RAM (non-OCed)
1 WD 150GB Velociraptor
1 Samsung F1 500GB HD
1 XFX 9800 GTX+ (non-OCed)
Acer 24" 50000:1 2ms Ferrari gaming monitor
DVD burner, media card reader, 3.5" FDD, HP Scanjet scan/fax/copier, etc.
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