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Old August 11, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Default Discussion: What was the best (%OC) cpu?

Lets start from s939 era and move forward to the present day.

What was the best OC'ing CPU you've ever had or ever heard about. We're talking %OC.

IMO the opty 185 was a truly awesome clocker, and so was the q6600.
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Old August 11, 2009, 11:59 AM
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I know this is slightly off topic but my old 7300GT's were AMAZING OC'ers. Passive cooling and they hit a 58% OC (580 or so from 350 stock). As far as best CPU by percentile, I gotta say either the E8400 or maybe some of the old Pentium 4's. The PD900/800's were also good.
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Old August 11, 2009, 12:07 PM
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107.5% stable OC on an E1200 (under air no less!!! :) ).....

MacJunky's E1200 clockin'&shockin'

edit: Ooops, just noticed that post is under water, it's the one previous (same clocks but not completely stable) that was under air.
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Old August 11, 2009, 12:11 PM
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I was quite proud of hitting 4Ghz on my e5200. Considering the e5200's are binned as lower clocking procs than the e8xx series and have less cache, it was fun.

That being said, If i could get my hands on some serious cooling potential and a rock-solid 775 OCing board again (someday maybe!)... I have an old Celeron 331... very similar to those chips that can hit 7-8Ghz under LN2. Someday....
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Old August 11, 2009, 12:30 PM
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Wow, sounds cool.

Keep 'em coming.

What about vid cards? any good clockers out there?
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my gtx 275 is pritty friggin' sweet. 780 core is (afaik) unheard of on a 275. Shaders and ram didnt get nearly as high, but I'm still happy for a vanilla gtx27.

I was really happy with my Q6600 G0 doing 3.4 on air, and 3.6 on water. Cant wait to see what my 920 d0 does on water (TOMORROW!!!!)
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The most legendary overclocker and the chip that started the OC/Enthusiast movement were the early celerons. Jacking a 366mhz up to 550-700 and outperforming Pentiums that cost many times more.
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As far as vid cards. My current BFG 260 is the king. Been stable for a year now at 837mhz. get 22090 3DMarks.
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wow, did you vmod that thing?
wow 22k with an i7 @4.2 and a single gtx 260 is pretty sweet.

I have a hard time breaking 21k with 2 4870's @ 4890 speeds :(
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Pentium 166mhz @200mhz on air.
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