November 2nd, 2003, 01:17 PM #1
Have always been curious why pppl oc! I try to buy the equipment for the job, and leave it at factory "standard". As a result rarely have performance problems.
Realizing some oc "beacause they can" doesn't justify to me risking stability. Also what little is gained by doing so, just doesn't seem worth it.
So my question is-- Am I missing something here?
BTW yes I have oc'd, yes I know how, no-computing is not new to me as I have been in the industry since '74.
Thanks for feed back.
November 2nd, 2003, 01:23 PM #2
i know exactly what you are talking about. i OC'ed my 1800+. if i remeber right, i only took it to a 1.8, and the only thing that i noticed was that it ran hotter. is that little bit of boost really noticable?
btw, it then screwed up my mobo. my mobo started overriding everything and underclocking my processor. i had to use the jumper method to get it back to a 1.6I don't like signatures.
November 2nd, 2003, 01:30 PM #3
Here is the overclocker's point of view:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ for $91
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ for $315
2.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 "C" $159
3.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 "C" for $394
Now, this is considering that most overclockers are enthusiasts who already have very good equipment, so cooling isn't a factor. Since they have the equipment, why spend more money?
As for the argument that it shortens the life of the CPU, these people upgrade on a regular basis, anyway. They would have bought new hardware by the time their processors die out.
This is based on what I've heard from people who OC themselves. As for me, I don't OC, so don't assume this is a biased position.
Edit: I should've mentioned that the 2500+ is the cheapest Athlon that can be OC'ed to 3200+ and the 2.4C is the cheapest Pentium 4 that can be OC'ed to 3.2C
Last edited by tgxiii; November 2nd, 2003 at 01:35 PM.
November 2nd, 2003, 01:31 PM #4
Thanks- That helps to justify my thinking. Just thought maybe I'm missing something here.
November 2nd, 2003, 11:18 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jan 2003
- Connecticut, USA
saving money, the thrill of doing what the industry scorns...and getting better performance out of an otherwise mediocre chip...who can beat that?
I oc when I game, when I run UD, and when my dorm room is cold...nothing heats my room more efficiently than three 80mm fans blowing warm air outta my case! (the chip stays under 47*C always)
~BransonI'm an Eagle Scout! (1997)
November 2nd, 2003, 11:26 PM #6Edit: I should've mentioned that the 2500+ is the cheapest Athlon that can be OC'ed to 3200+
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