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    going for 5 ghz stable

    overclocling my fx 8120 amd 8 core cpu to 5 ghz and trying to get it stable i think my limet last time was the psu.but dad gave me the last pc i built him since he got a new pc and it has 750 watts..should be plenty since i dont have a fancy gpu. also got his old case which has boat loads of airflow.his new pc he bought from gateway becuase it just cost me and him a lot to build a decent pc no a days

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    Trying to mint those bitcoins?
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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Trying to mint those bitcoins?
    nah i think gpus will doa better job then cpu for mining

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    Good lawd, I was happy to get my Phenom II 955BE up to 4.0 GHz stable without melting it. What are ya running for cooling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
    Good lawd, I was happy to get my Phenom II 955BE up to 4.0 GHz stable without melting it. What are ya running for cooling?
    its justa super big air coooler i forget its name .was going to go water but ina way a water coooler is cooled by air as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    its justa super big air coooler i forget its name .was going to go water but ina way a water coooler is cooled by air as well
    Wow, I have an Ultra TX cooler with 2 fans on it and I couldn't get mine any higher than 4.0. Those new cores must be a lot more power efficient! What temp does it run at during the stress test? One thing I never liked about the C2 955BE is that it's max temp. threshold is 62 C, much lower than any other core I've had.

    I suppose you're right about water cooling, though it does give you the benefit of increased heat transfer rate at the CPU-cooler interface, as well as a thermal reservoir to store that heat in while dissipating it to the air.
    Last edited by awfulwaffle; 12-25-13 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    overclocling my fx 8120 amd 8 core cpu to 5 ghz and trying to get it stable i think my limet last time was the psu.but dad gave me the last pc i built him since he got a new pc and it has 750 watts..should be plenty since i dont have a fancy gpu. also got his old case which has boat loads of airflow.his new pc he bought from gateway becuase it just cost me and him a lot to build a decent pc no a days
    Cooling is the most important component to overclocking. That and some motherboards are better at it than others, not to mention that all examples of a given CPU model are not equal. Good water cooling will always beat the best air coolers, and there is a lot of difference from the best air coolers to the so-so air coolers. Check frostytech.com for air cooler ratings, reviews and comparisons.

    There are situations where air cooling is better than water cooling. Air coolers circulate air over the cpu and also around the chipset coolers and even the ram, but water coolers don't. Some people have problems with other areas of their motherboards failing when they use water cooling.

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    Trying to mint those bitcoins?
    I was thinking faster porn downloads.

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    I was happy with my 386 at 16mhz......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I was happy with my 386 at 16mhz......
    I wasn't!

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    I run a 233 quad core with 8 GB... I can't see why I would need anything faster although I have no need to mint bitcoins and have no need for porn.

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    To me overclocking is a means to an end more than a bid to see how high I can get the clock values. I can either replace my aging motherboard, CPU and RAM ($$$) to run the games/software that I want/need, or I can clock my CPU and GPUs up to stretch my original investment.

    E.g. I can run Battlefield 4 with the same hardware that I ran Battlefield 3 on, but have to clock up my CPU 25% to reduce the bottleneck there to the point that the game runs smoothly. Running hardware at higher temps and higher clock speeds invariably reduces its lifespan, but I figure it's nearing the end of its usefulness to me so if it burns out a bit early, not much loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    I wasn't!
    silly gamers.

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    liquid-cooling with a Peltier on the CPU will do it for you.

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    heat was to much i went for 3800 mhz was able to do so with out rasieing vcore

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    My brother in law is a serious overclocker / speed freak... I think his system is ranked in the top 5 among those who are into this.

    I am sure all he does with his PC is ponder how he can make it that much faster.

    My nephew works in multi media production and IT... his PC is about as fast as money can buy and my computer used to be his old gaming machine.

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