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#1 xXAlphaXx

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:54 PM

Has any one ever toyed around with overclocking? I know its incredibly unstable and me and a few of my teachers are experimenting with differnet types of supercoolants and motherboards and processors.

Our most successful overclock was on a ASUS Motherboard and a AMD Processor at 1.4GHz~ (Not sure the exact types) with Liquid Nitrogen as a coolant (If your wondering how I got my hands on some Its me my Computer Engineer teacher and my chemistry teacher) We overclocked it from a 1.4Ghz~ to an unstable 3.6-4.2Ghz~

Any one else has toyed with this? I wanna hear some stories ;D
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:30 PM

Ever been to this site?
http://www.overclockers.com/
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:29 PM

I've got my Q6700 running at 3.41Ghz on air cooling right now.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:42 PM

Overclocking is a fun thing to do - and very involved if you're shooting for max performance from your rig. For example, liquid nitrogen cooling of the CPU will lower the temps that it operates at - but then you'll have to cope with temps on the RAM, video card, along with your northbridge (and maybe southbridge) chips (not to mention other components that you can cool).

I overclocked my AMD Thunderbird processor (the old 1 gHz one) with a pencil (yes, it could be done back then!) and spent a lot of time experimenting with it.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 06:38 PM

I remember that trick, I also remember the re-soldering on chips too (its how I stumbled upon Tomshardware.com). I never was gutsy enough to try back then it but I overclock my Celeron now.

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