HardwareHeaven HWBOT Team

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Benching & Modding' started by TastyPC, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. TastyPC

    TastyPC Video Reviewer

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    Hey everyone,

    I noticed there wasn't a HWBOT team for HardwareHeaven so I thought I'd start one up: http://hwbot.org/team/hardwareheaven/

    I don't expect this to be a competitive team but hopefully it'll be a fun place to post your overclocks and discuss your results.

    I'm personally very new to this level of overclocking, as in the past I normally just find a 24/7 stable clock and leave it be, but overclocking is quickly becoming one of my favorite hobbies.

    Here's a link to my first submission: http://hwbot.org/submission/2317381_

    Let me know if you want to get involved and how you do :cool:
     
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  2. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    If all my stuff wasn't for resale.. i may be tempted to really push the envelope... but i can't justify the potential of doing damage unintentionally.

    I just hate seeing cpu temps exceed 60*C.... And i really don't like touching voltages...

    Granted if i could afford it i'd probably not worry about blowing anything up lol.
     
  3. malmental

    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    your RAM timings suck...
    (I say that in a nice way... :))
     
  4. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    I like Craig's comment, her rig is nice. I believe it is all pink on the outside. :)
     
  5. TastyPC

    TastyPC Video Reviewer

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    My RAM timings do not suck. :p

    Granted they are not any lower then stock but they haven't been raised either.

    Stock = 2666MHz @ 10-12-12-31
    My overclock = 2786MHz @ 10-12-12-31

    In Corsairs overclocking guide they had to raised the timings to 11-13-13-35 to get anywhere near that, so I'm quite pleased for my first submission. :)
     
  6. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Just try not to cook any of your hardware. :p :p :p
     
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    To be honest I wouldn't know how to cook my hardware. There's so many safety features built in to hardware now days and I personally think that manufactures under-clock parts massively and call that stock. Then they slap a massive 'Overclock Me' sticker on the box to get geeks interested. by the time they've finished overclocking they have only got the product to where it was suppose to be if the manufacturer didn't play it safe.

    I'm not going to say it's impossible to fry your hardware but it would be very difficult. Wack on too many volts and it'll BSOD or overheat and turn off. No harm done, just lower the volts and try again. The only time you'd need to turn those safety features off is if you were going for an insane clock potentially with sub-zero cooling.

    All of the above is for CPU overclocking anyway, I wouldn't recommend testing the safety features on GPUs as I know they can be a little more sensitive.
     
  8. Transk53

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    Yep, sanitised OC'ing, not like the purist days.
     
  9. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    I remember back in the day I fried my Pentium processor lol, but that was when it was ancient and I was just playing around with it, we had replaced it with another system by then. By this time I was only using the Pentium system to emulate Pokemon at the speed of Unlimited Mhz Disaster 100% (of course I had the game on my Gameboy as well). Those were the good old days.

    Edit: I should have said "games", I had (and finished) Pokemon Gold, Pokemon Red and Blue and Pokemon Yellow. Fun fun times.
     
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    Oh yeah, fried a few Pentiums for the fun of it. They were charitable donations though :p
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    I've 2 relatively major commisions to complete soon hopefully.... provided they are greenlit.

    IF so... then i may be able to pick up some of that insanity Patriot or Corsair DDR3 memory runing at 2800mhz...

    I just doubt the Sandy-bridge E can do it well enough.. think i'd need the Ivy Bridge to hit those kind of speeds.

    More or less, Having been running the system at near stock to marginal overclocks for amost a full 10 months... i think it's been more than long enough to consider it stable... Just need to replace the Unstable Vertex 3 with something more reliable ... and then i could give a set of test results.
     
  12. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    I'm wanting to do a system upgrade soon. Once I get all the items I want, I may then do a little more testing on my current rig to see what it can max out at.

    But, as for OC'ing: I only nudge the CPU enough to get a nice smooth performance out of the games I like to play. Along with that, I get my RAM timings as tight as possible once I get the CPU to a point that I'm happy with it.

    Then, within CCC, I may push the GPU a few notches if/when I notice some jerkiness in games.

    So, my OC'ing is a miss-mesh of settings. I'd only push things to extremes if I know I have a fall-back system in case things go horribly wrong.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    so I just was going to download the mem thingy... and give it a run...

    but I keep getting server error or whatever. Can't download anything to run/submit to.
     

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