Have you ever overclocked your CPU, RAM, video card or anything?
Answer by ageekmom · Jun 06, 2010 at 03:53 AM
The only thing I've overclocked was a Pocket PC PDA -- a Casio Cassiopeia E-125.
It was a dirt-simple procedure to do it, simply involving using a pencil to build up some pencil lead to make an extra electrical connection. Wild, but it worked. Its processor was a 150MHz Vr4122 processor, but the overclocking bumped it to 180MHz to 200MHz (blazing fast back in 2000!) I still miss that little beastie... it was wonderful. I sold it to a doctor on eBay, along with all my accessories (attachable folding, full size keyboard and all sorts of nice stuff.)
I only overclocked it near the end of the period of time I used it, as a means to see if I could eke out a little extra time with it before I needed to upgrade to something faster (a Compaq iPAQ, the last PDA I ever owned in fact.)
Answer by Headwards · Jun 17, 2010 at 06:28 AM
Yes I'm an overclocker, computers are my hobby and I do it for fun to see how much I can squeeze out of my CPU and gfx, my q6600 intel quad stock frequency is 2.4 I overclock it by increasing multiplier and FSB frequency and now it runs at 3.6ghz I had to increase voltage slightly to keep it stable, it is cooled by a koolance exos 2.5 water cooling unit. I bought the CPU back in 2007/8 and I'm getting speeds worthy of an entry level i7 so it's deffo worth it. If I didn't overclock I would have probably bought new hardware by now!!!!
Answer by Gravy · Jun 06, 2010 at 03:52 AM
I have no problem with other people overclocking their machines - however I would personally have never and will never overclock my own machine. There's a lot of effort involved normally with overclocking, watching things like voltage, stability and heat. To me, it is too much effort on my part to bother.
Answer by sulljason · Jun 29, 2010 at 05:43 AM
I have overclocked my CPU, RAM, and graphics card. CPU got to 2.50GHz (factory 2.20GHz) but I have done more research and plan to work on a higher clock when I get home. Going to get a cooler better then the stock one too. My graphics card is factory over clocked so when I try to overclock it using ATI's suite the GPU crashes.
Answer by blackbird307 · Jun 29, 2010 at 05:55 AM
My cpu is an Athlon II x4 propus. I have it at a frequency of 3.25ghz stock 2.6ghz 25% overclock. It is properly cooled of course. I try to keep my ram and my northbridge at stock speed for added stability. I had an nvidia 6600 that I overclocked to 550mhz with memory at 666mhz. The card lasted about another 3 years until I got a 5770 this year.
Answer by Razor512 · Jun 29, 2010 at 10:04 AM
Currently I have my CPU overclocked, GPU also overclocked, Memory currently overclocked, PCI-e bus also overclocked (overclocking the pcie bus gave me around 20 points on average in 3dmark)
Other than the computer, I have my linksys wrt54gl overclocked
I have both of my pocket PC's (HP ipaq rx3lly and my Dell axim x51v), overclocked.
I see overclocking as free performance if done right, so I overclock everything that will allow for it.
I just don't feel right using a system thats not overclocked (when it is a system owned by me) because it could be doing so much more.