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    Since I can remember I have known people who push their systems to the limit by overclocking the PC to almost destruction. Tweaking Windows by Turn off unneeded services , remove software elements not used, Run Reg Cleaner Tweakers etc .. I think you get my drift ...lol

    The Funny thing is that most people only use their PC's for browsing the web, reading emails and creating the odd Document here and there.

    My question is .. What do you use your PC for now that you have the fastest thing since sliced bread ???

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    Just so I can say mines faster than yours na na na na LMAO. I do all that regular stuff but I also like, benching and just pretty much squeezing every once of power out of it that I can. There is a lot of gratification to be gained by beating the machine so to speak, at least there is for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    Since I can remember I have known people who push their systems to the limit by overclocking the PC to almost destruction. Tweaking Windows by Turn off unneeded services , remove software elements not used, Run Reg Cleaner Tweakers etc .. I think you get my drift ...lol

    The Funny thing is that most people only use their PC's for browsing the web, reading emails and creating the odd Document here and there.

    My question is .. What do you use your PC for now that you have the fastest thing since sliced bread ???

    With Hyperthreading, multi threading and up to 6 cores, you can run all windows services and not lose a step of performance. Overclocking makes many things faster. MS Office, gaming, installing software and many more things the average user does on a daily basis. Even a 10% overclock, excel loads faster along with graphics from the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Just so I can say mines faster than yours na na na na LMAO. I do all that regular stuff but I also like, benching and just pretty much squeezing every once of power out of it that I can. There is a lot of gratification to be gained by beating the machine so to speak, at least there is for me.
    apart from Benchmarking do you use your PC for anything Else ?


    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    With Hyperthreading, multi threading and up to 6 cores, you can run all windows services and not lose a step of performance. Overclocking makes many things faster. MS Office, gaming, installing software and many more things the average user does on a daily basis. Even a 10% overclock, excel loads faster along with graphics from the internet.

    I understand this.. but this proves my point of over clocking... most people just use their PC's for day to day routines.. ok at 10% faster loading times .. I am not sure about loading of graphics from the internet .. this is dependant on your Internet connection speed. Even my Netbook can render graphics as fast as they are downloaded.

    Installing software is mainly Hardware dependant once the compressed installation files have temp uncompressed .. depends on your HDD setup. you can overclock a PC as much as you like but writing the the HDD will be no faster. you are limited no matter what you do.


    I over clock my rig Q9450 @ 3.2Ghz .. but I do alot of transcoding / encoding of movies and remuxing to justify over clocking it. but even the latest software does not utilise the full potentional of multithreading / multi core technology.

    I am not a PC Gamer so over clocking my GPU is not required. I use Consoles for Games.

    Keep them coming .. I am really interested in why people overclock ..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    apart from Benchmarking do you use your PC for anything Else ?





    I understand this.. but this proves my point of over clocking... most people just use their PC's for day to day routines.. ok at 10% faster loading times .. I am not sure about loading of graphics from the internet .. this is dependant on your Internet connection speed. Even my Netbook can render graphics as fast as they are downloaded.

    Installing software is mainly Hardware dependant once the compressed installation files have temp uncompressed .. depends on your HDD setup. you can overclock a PC as much as you like but writing the the HDD will be no faster. you are limited no matter what you do.


    I over clock my rig Q9450 @ 3.2Ghz .. but I do alot of transcoding / encoding of movies and remuxing to justify over clocking it. but even the latest software does not utilise the full potentional of multithreading / multi core technology.

    I am not a PC Gamer so over clocking my GPU is not required. I use Consoles for Games.

    Keep them coming .. I am really interested in why people overclock ..!!
    10% overclock does not always equate to 10% faster. Sometimes even more depending on app. Overclocking also can reduce bottlenecks.

    That is not correct on hyperthreading. Multi tasking can take advantage of hyperthreading expecially with some of the latest software.

    I have no idea where you are going with this..... PUREOC is an overclocking club.

    People overclock for a faster computer. I think this makes it clear/
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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    apart from Benchmarking do you use your PC for anything Else ?
    I do a lot of gaming as well, you know I encode . Depending on the software you use to encode makes a huge difference as you know, DVD ranger now allows me to use all 6 cores plus my GPU to rip talk about fast especially @ 4GHz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    10% overclock does not always equate to 10% faster. Sometimes even more depending on app. Overclocking also can reduce bottlenecks.

    That is not correct on hyperthreading. Multi tasking can take advantage of hyperthreading expecially with some of the latest software.

    I have no idea where you are going with this..... PUREOC is an overclocking club.

    People overclock for a faster computer. I think this makes it clear/
    I am not going anywhere with this .... I understand the benefits and disadvantages ... I have been doing it since I built my first rig myself CPU: 486 SX 32MB of RAM, 10GB HDD

    I am just interested why people overclock .. people have different reasons for overclocking..

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    Distributed computing...... More corz, more threads, more hertz = more work done

    Plus I don't want to be bottlenecked when downloading pages

    OT. YUK...please in the course of your looking at stuff on here find us some non gurrly smilies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    Distributed computing...... More corz, more threads, more hertz = more work done

    Plus I don't want to be bottlenecked when downloading pages

    OT. YUK...please in the coarse of your looking at stuff on here find us some non gurrly smilies.
    now that is a great cause .. I also do distributed computing ...

    World community Grid & Folding@home.

    If my PC is on and I am not using it then it's crunching away ...

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    To me its about getting the same performance from a cheaper product.. Like CPUs with lock cores.

    I mean you can save hundreds from overclocking.

    I do game though... that's the main reason

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    Ok, I will fully admit that I predominately do all the mundane tasks mentioned above. However, I am also a programmer, fledgling networking nerd, and frequently run multiple instances of VMWare at a time for various reasons.

    This is why I overclock. Faster clock cycles means faster compile times, which means faster debugging and more productivity. Then having the ability to simultaneously test my programs on multiple OS's at the same time, while working to freshly configure a Cisco router, listen to music, and browse Reddit all at the same time without my system slowing down is worth the risk of blowing up another processor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    now that is a great cause .. I also do distributed computing ...

    World community Grid & Folding@home.

    If my PC is on and I am not using it then it's crunching away ...
    I did about 23mill folding but have stopped on cost grounds. Now just do some WCG (heading for 5mill) and have one card on GpuGrid (17mill)

    I wish more people would give it a go even if only whilst they are surfing each day

    I do MJ 12 too but that is different.
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    Being old and slow myself the overclocking just seems just makes me tired. But, for my reviews I have to OC to show performance while heated up nice and toasty for all these young guns that live on the edge with their systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIPPER View Post
    Being old and slow myself the overclocking just seems just makes me tired. But, for my reviews I have to OC to show performance while heated up nice and toasty for all these young guns that live on the edge with their systems.
    You don't have to overclock with a system like yours lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    You don't have to overclock with a system like yours lol
    Nope you just click two buttons and your done LOL

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    RAM: 2 x 2Gb A-Data DDR2 800
    GPU: Palit GTS 250 1Gb @ 785, 2270, 1039
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    I first overclocked just out of curiosity: would I notice the difference? The answer was a resounding yes! going from 3.16 to 4.0 made a world of a difference in everything from distributed computing to gaming to programming and just about everything else. Over this last summer I noticed my temperatures were headed for a range i was not comfortable with, so i clocked it back to stock speeds. The difference was so much more noticeable when making the step down. I couldn't wait to get my 4.0 back. I dread next summer as undoubtedly it'll lead me to stock clocks again. I don't think I can go back to stock clocks anymore (provided heat is not an issue). I believe I should have 4.0 stock nowadays, but chip manufacturers disagree with me, so I will get my 4.0 one way or another (and then 4.5 and 5.0 and so on ).

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