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Title: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on September 01, 2013, 01:57:25 AM
This forum looks dead yo!

(http://i.imgur.com/ljepqlv.jpg)

Just for fun I tried playing with my GTX670. It normally runs stock because Q6600 would bottleneck it anyway.
Heaven was running on the second monitor.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: wheelee on September 01, 2013, 08:17:41 PM
I never run stock.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: juke on September 01, 2013, 10:05:53 PM
I'm on stock 24/7. I only do quick OC when hardware is new, just wanna know the capability. :)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Mr. Bungle on September 01, 2013, 10:52:01 PM
My 2500K has been running overclocked to 4.2 Ghz @1.28v stable for about 2 years now. The PC feels sluggish on stock clocks.

I've only experimented with overclocking some of the graphics cards I've owned but just ended up keeping them  stock  because the modest performance gains I got weren't really worth the power consumption/heat/noise penalties.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: ris on September 02, 2013, 01:16:46 AM
i prefer not to overclock cause i do not want to shorten the life of my hardware
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: zer0 on September 02, 2013, 01:34:06 AM
My 2500K has been running overclocked to 4.2 Ghz @1.28v stable for about 2 years now. The PC feels sluggish on stock clocks.

I've only experimented with overclocking some of the graphics cards I've owned but just ended up keeping them  stock  because the modest performance gains I got weren't really worth the power consumption/heat/noise penalties.

me too :happy:  2 years nang naka oc tong 2500k ko @4.3ghz. temperature at load is ok,  using an antec kuhler 620.


sandybridge ftw
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on September 02, 2013, 03:39:08 AM
i prefer not to overclock cause i do not want to shorten the life of my hardware

Unless you're going for extreme OCs your hardware will likely be long outdated before a moderate clock bump will cause any damage.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: bravoexo on September 02, 2013, 04:28:43 AM
Overclocking nets me nearly nothing in real gaming performance. I do see gains in rendering my YT videos though.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: lahar on September 02, 2013, 08:06:20 AM
I don't do heavy games on the PC anymore, and I also use my home PC for work. I once re-processed some data on my OCed PC and when I made plots, the results were slightly different from those I made earlier. Running at stock speeds gave a more consistent result. So not no, I don't OC anymore as I need reliability.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: juke on September 02, 2013, 08:23:12 AM
@lahar

Interesting input. What plots were those for? What's the cpu and overclock?


On topic:
The main reason I buy overclocking hardware is to run them at stock clocks at much lower voltage to lessen the heat in my room. I started doing this since El Nino has started taking place regularly, and has been my routine ever since. What gave me the idea was when I upgraded my crt monitor into led, I noticed less heat in my room.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on September 02, 2013, 08:39:47 AM
@lahar
What did you use for stability testing? If you were getting different results oc vs non oc that definitely wasnt a "stable" oc.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: lahar on September 02, 2013, 08:57:02 AM
@lahar
What did you use for stability testing? If you were getting different results oc vs non oc that definitely wasnt a "stable" oc.

It was stable (for me anyway), it wasn't even an aggressive OC just using the Asus auto-OC at the BIOS-level (a mere +350MHz on the stock Conroe CPU, in winter mind you). Used the gamut of stress-tests, checked out fine, no restarts, no hang-ups. I was re-processing some of my thesis data, code ran fine, but when I made my plots, there were artifacts (very, very small, but might be serious to some people) that were not there when I ran them on the university computers. For games it may not be that important, but for research work, I have to be sure of the numbers I generate, so I'd rather run stock. Besides I find computers these days fast enough for what I want to do.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: juke on September 02, 2013, 09:02:38 AM
@lahar

Now, I'm curious. Can you share them with us?
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: lahar on September 02, 2013, 09:07:48 AM
^I don't have them anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Mr. Bungle on September 02, 2013, 10:26:12 AM
The OC probably wasn't stable.  Stress tests like Prime95 checks for errors too and these pop up if stress testing is done long enough.

I recall that my 2500K@4.2Ghz used to be stable  to 1.24vcore offset for the first 8 months then I re-tested everything the following summer and I started getting errors in prime95 past the 4 hour mark. I bumped up the vcore to 1.28 and everything's been fine ever since. I wonder if that was just due to the processor "breaking-in" or has actually deteriorated.

Anyway my test suite goes like this:
Prime95 blend test for at least 8 hours (sometimes 24-hours when there's time) and Intel Burn test for at least 20 runs. No errors, no crashes, no lockups and its good to go. The thing is about overclocking is that its a hassle and time consuming to get it working right with all the tweaks and testing so I can understand why others aren't so inclined to it. Still, I guess I wouldn't overclock if I needed to do some work that required absolute reliability for piece of mind.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: juke on September 02, 2013, 10:49:27 AM
Still, I guess I wouldn't overclock if I needed to do some work that required absolute reliability for piece of mind.
Unless you're beating a deadline to submit a video or graphic works. :)


@lahar

Too bad. I'm seriously keen on knowing more what has gone wrong for any flaw that may have previously went unexposed.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on September 02, 2013, 12:20:40 PM
The OC probably wasn't stable.  Stress tests like Prime95 checks for errors too and these pop up if stress testing is done long enough.

Definitely wasn't stable if some results drifted. Might have been stable enough not to crash any games, but it might have been causing bit-walk in the memory, which is why I'm curious what lahar was using to test his OC.

Most recommendations point to a combination of two or more of the following:

IBT (LinX) to test core-logic stability, Prime95 with large FFTs for the L3 cache / IMC, which might be causing those small errors. HCI memtest to test RAM and finally OCCT with error checking (artifact detection) for the GPU.

Sauce: Anandtech Overclocking CPU/GPU/Memory Stability Testing Guidelines Thread (http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2195063)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: juke on September 02, 2013, 02:29:45 PM
But he did mention +350MHz only. Any Conroe should be able to handle that low OC.

Anyway, I'm guessing the motherboard was a matx and that the chipset has the cpu, ram and pci-e bus all linked together. I experienced that with Asrock Conroe1333 (forgot the exact model), any bus speed higher than 335 will result in unstable system.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Louie on September 02, 2013, 03:39:09 PM
My last computer was overclocked for 6 straight years.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: friendlyfire on October 18, 2013, 11:32:57 AM
i'm so advance that  i need to underclocked my cpu. :)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on January 26, 2014, 08:48:27 PM
Finally got around to doing this:
(http://i.imgur.com/YM9WJxD.png)

Validation link:
(http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/screenshot/qn1761.png)
(http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/qn1761.png) (http://valid.canardpc.com/qn1761)

Water FTW. Load temps at 4.5 are about the same as my old Q6600 @ 3.0 on air.
Currently doing Prime95 in blend mode. 8 hours done and so far it's stable.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Juice111 on January 26, 2014, 11:06:57 PM
Nice! I like! What's the water cooling setup?
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on January 27, 2014, 12:56:51 AM
Thermaltake's Water 2.0, but I replaced the rad with a BlackIce unit I got from TNT2bluz a couple of years back.

4.5 is super easy for this chip, didn't even have to raise voltage. Gonna try taking it to 5.0 on the weekend, but first things first, when this stability test finishes it's time figure out SVID and offset voltage so I can get a proper 24/7 setup that doesn't compromise on idle power.

Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on January 27, 2014, 07:00:59 AM
Testing at 4.5GHz pretty much done. 45x105 is Prime-stable at 1.3V

Took it back down to 4.3GHz for 24/7 running with x43/x42/x41/x40 turbo ratios for 1/2/3/4-core turbo. VID at 1.23V and offset of +50mV to give 1.28V at 4.3GHz. Drops down nicely to 1V when idling at x12.

Update:
Settled down to an all-core turbo ratio of x43. After monitoring for a few days it seems my max temp on regular use is 53C

(http://i.imgur.com/7V5qbWN.png) (http://i.imgur.com/NVkdTdg.png)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: nomad on January 28, 2014, 06:09:45 PM
Last time I OCed was back in around 2006...with the details of that OCed rig in my sig.
And that rig (used by the kids) finally died on me January 2014...not bad, it lived a rich fruitful life.  B)   
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: axelj96 on March 16, 2014, 03:26:47 PM
Recently built AMD FX6300 on Asus M5A97 R2 with MSI 5850. Its going to be the replacement family PC, bumigay na yung lumang family PC,  nag o-overheat na laptops ng mga bata.  :lol:
 
(http://imageshack.com/a/img837/2605/bhfw.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: sempron guy on September 27, 2015, 11:42:28 PM
Buhay pa mga tao dito? hehe Naglalaro lang with old hardware. Unlocked Sempron 145 :D

Boot stable

(http://i.imgur.com/4DIYVV1.png)

http://valid.x86.fr/2k6wer


Prime 95 stable/ 24/7 oc

(http://i.imgur.com/MVcOTxA.png?)

Deepcool Gamma 200 ( 2 heat pipes ) gamit ko :)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Carsnow on September 28, 2015, 10:23:40 AM
i prefer not to overclock cause i do not want to shorten the life of my hardware

Yup same here.  :lol:
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: wheelee on October 02, 2015, 01:50:52 PM
^Baloney!
2 of my units have been OC'd for the past 5yrs!
they become obsolete before breaking down.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: zer0 on October 02, 2015, 03:29:23 PM
my processor is oc'd since 2012. processors are very durable when it comes to overclocking pero different story when you talk about graphics cards.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on October 02, 2015, 11:18:01 PM
Both CPU and GPU overclocked and running 24/7, but I did the OC properly so they still downclock when idle.

GTX670 @ 1200MHz max boost, 324MHz idle.
i7-3820 @ 4.3GHz/1.28V all-core turbo, 1200MHz/1.068V idle
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: reel on October 07, 2015, 03:51:37 AM
24/7 overclock as well on my i5-3570k @ 4.5 GHz.  my old Q6600 and E5400 did 3.0Ghz and 3.6Ghz respectively 24/7 and yeah, they were obsolete before they broke down.  ung board pa, needed new caps after 5 years and it ran for 2 more before I retired them
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: i2mp on October 08, 2015, 07:37:34 PM
my new MB has a manual knob for overclocking, everything is automatic (according to the instruction manual). Will try it one of these days.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Mr. Bungle on October 08, 2015, 09:56:57 PM
^ Doing that will likely end up with having too much voltage pumped into your CPU unnecessarily.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: i2mp on October 09, 2015, 02:22:58 AM

^ Doing that will likely end up with having too much voltage pumped into your CPU unnecessarily.


hindi naman siguro, im sure they tested this functionality


(http://i.imgur.com/8DqCcu2.png)



Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: barurutor on December 01, 2015, 07:07:34 PM
pinoy overclocker (US-based) unlocked BCLK on skylake:

http://hwbot.org/submission/3048364_
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Louie on December 03, 2015, 12:11:37 AM
Very nostalgic, but alas I am no longer overclocking
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: wheelee on December 03, 2015, 05:45:58 PM
..oh those where the days, when you pushed a celeron to it's limits BUT alas! it's still a celeron lol
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: splerdu on December 03, 2015, 06:53:26 PM
Dude! Those early Celerons were the bomb. Pentium II had an off-chip cache, so the 300A oc'd to 450 was actually faster than the real Pentium II 450

Also, Intel didn't bother with disabling stuff, so those same Celerons could run in SMP when given a server board to work with. Glory days of unlocking and overclocking when tweaks resulted in very real performance increases and genuine bang for the buck. These days you have to start off with the top of the line K chips before you can even begin to OC.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: wheelee on December 04, 2015, 02:21:04 PM
nowadays we can get our OC'd speed before with default settings :D
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: dom_08 on January 11, 2016, 01:56:12 PM
i heard that you can OC monitors nowadays.  LOL

p.s.  got my brothers the on sale VTX3D R9 270x for their pc, so i had to oc the old i5 750 (or something like that) from 2.4GHz to 3.5GHz. HAHAHA  i have noooo idea if it helped though, but it's fun. 
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: barurutor on January 11, 2016, 02:07:22 PM
Yeah AMD cards noticeably benefit from increased cpu clocks.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Louie on January 11, 2016, 09:19:19 PM
dom_08,

Do you mean forcing the refresh rates on monitors?
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: dom_08 on January 11, 2016, 10:30:40 PM
dom_08,

Do you mean forcing the refresh rates on monitors?

i think so, nadaanan ko lang sa newsfeed ko.
parang CRT monitor lang. HAHAHA
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: calvin on January 16, 2016, 04:35:16 PM
I'm now satisfied with my CPU speed on default settings...

what I'm so focused on now is how to maintain high internet speed on my mobile device when I'm not home or in the office. lol
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: dom_08 on January 18, 2016, 09:45:12 AM
I'm now satisfied with my CPU speed on default settings...

what I'm so focused on now is how to maintain high internet speed on my mobile device when I'm not home or in the office. lol
you can do that?! (Oc data soeeds)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Louie on January 18, 2016, 07:42:30 PM
Speeds are capped on the provider end, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: fragster on January 19, 2016, 02:08:22 AM
Quote
Also, Intel didn't bother with disabling stuff, so those same Celerons could run in SMP when given a server board to work with. Glory days of unlocking and overclocking when tweaks resulted in very real performance increases and genuine bang for the buck. These days you have to start off with the top of the line K chips before you can even begin to OC.[/font][/size]


The Haswell Pentium G3258 would be an exemption to that. There seems to be no Skylake equivalent to it though.



Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: calvin on January 19, 2016, 07:53:46 PM
Speeds are capped on the provider end, unfortunately.

yes... but there are bugs in the system which allow unlimited VPN access.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: eric.ehao@gmail.com on May 02, 2016, 10:07:19 AM
is it safe? some say that it will lessen the lifespan of my PC..
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: eric.ehao@gmail.com on May 03, 2016, 10:59:20 AM
Nyek walang online ahahhahaha
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: Louie on July 19, 2016, 03:07:44 PM
Lol, unless you fry the processor from overheating or overvolting, by the time electromigration has creeped up to it, it would already be too old of a processor to begin with.
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: dean on November 03, 2019, 02:20:23 PM
do not believe all the warnings people say! just overclock it and see what happens next :)
Title: Re: Anyone here still overclocking?
Post by: rHycH on November 21, 2019, 04:44:57 PM
you'll be upgrading before your processor hits its lifespan :D