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Offline sinthyex

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Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« on: May 11, 2007, 07:40:20 AM »
I didn't find a similar thread, so i thought it would be nice to find out the chances people around here take with cpu overclocking, used daily.
I'll start first with my AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1,66 Ghz @ 2,2 Ghz daily. Cooled with a normal, cheap, Titan cooler, doesn't exceed 45 degrees when loaded.
Apparently it's rated close to 3200+ performance, in the multimedia benchmark.
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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 09:22:19 PM »
On my main system (AMD64 3200+) I do not overclock at all, don't really have any need too, I just use it for everyday tasks

My Gaming/Test Rig I run a 6300 Core2 (1.86ghz), normally I have it running around 2.1-2.2ghz, nothing too extreme but enough for a little extra kick, at the moment I've got a Zerotherm BTF80 heatsink/fan and it does the job just fine

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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007, 08:30:27 PM »
I've recently picked up a Brisbane 3600+ X2 AMD processor that is clocked at 1.9GHz.  I currently have it at 2.7GHz with an Ultra-X cooler from EnzoTech and it is running at a mere 36C right now.  Very impressive processor and seems 100% stable with a 800Mhz overclock.

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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 12:22:40 AM »
I didn't think people we're still buying X2's now, since they, even overclocked, are poor performers compared to e4300/6300 mildly overclocked wich have a great headroom for this, at lower power draw and heat.
"I've recently picked up" did you pay for it? :)
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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 09:40:51 AM »
I did.  The 3600+ X2 Brisbane can be had for around $80CDN or $58USD.  For that price it's a bargain.  Currently with the low, low price of X2 processors they actually offer very good performance for the price.

I used the new 3600+ for a test rig processor and moved the older (but faster) 4200+ I had into my main system.  I upgraded from a Socket 939 system to an AM2 system because I had a spare motherboard and lots of DDR2 memory available.

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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 09:02:12 AM »
The 3600+ X2 has been quite popular lately. I'm planning on getting one soon as my second computer. For now, I'm coping with my 3500+ Venice S939 without any overclock, since my motherboard can only overclock it upto 2.5 Ghz. Not too worth it, plus it's getting hot and I'm still on the stock cooler.  ;)

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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 11:45:10 AM »
I am running an E6700 @ (9X370) on a P5W DH Deluxe.  Using a ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme HSF.  It runs nicely and not a bad overclock.  Just wish I had some more apps that used both cores.  It definitely chews it's way through WCG units using BOINC.
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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 11:46:51 PM »
Currently, my E6300 is running stable at 3.2 GHz (460x7) using the P35 board from Gigabyte. I've had it up to 3.4 before using the GSA-965P-DS3, but I am hoping that Gigabyte will have their P35-DS3R BIOS tuned shortly.
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Re: Your daily-use overclocked CPU
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 10:47:41 PM »
I have an E2160 (stock 1.8Ghz) running at 3.45Ghz at 1.45V and a 383Mhz FSB. Speedfan 4.32 temps measure 31C idle (23C ambient) and 50C under full load with Orthos. I use the Thermalright Ultra 120, an XFX 650i Ultra motherboard and 2GB OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 4-4-4-12. This is my first ever intel based system. I use it for everything including my business and gaming (not necessarily in that order). I'm very happy with it but part of me feels guilty for not waiting on a quad core Phenom. I'm hopeful that AMD will win me back  O0