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Old March 2, 2007, 10:18 AM
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"That said, I personally feel that the true spirit of overclocking lies in the ability to spend less money."

I agree completely. When you can buy a $300 CPU and run it at the same specs of a $1000 CPU, it's a huge win all around.

"I also forsee a trend that may very well spell the end of overclocking as we know it. Newer utilities such as Link-Boost and EPP, while very immature, are the harbingers of near-future technologies that will automatically tune your hardware to peak levels."

Not so much immature, but useless for -actual- overclockers, especially EPP. All of these "preset" overclocks normally go up to 15%, not much higher. If you want a real overclock, you are going to need to do it yourself. But like you said, it's easy as pie nowadays. It wasn't so easy back in the day, when motherboards didn't support it out of the box.
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