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Old December 18, 2007, 11:54 PM
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Default Your First OC

Remember the good ole days? Do you remember your first attempt at overclocking? For some of us it was many years ago and for others in our forum it could be current. I thought it would be fun to post your first overclock.

Here is mine.

Motherboard: Asus A7V VIA KT133 Chipset (BIOS v.1011)
CPU: AMD Duron (Spitfire Core) 800MHz @ 1064MHz
CPU Cooling: Thermaltake Super Mini Orb
Memory: Crucial 512MB (2x256MB) PC133 SDRAM
Video Card: Asus V7100 Pro GeForce2 MX 400 64MB 256-bit
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint 10GB 5400rpm ATA100
Optical Drive: Sony 48x CD-RW
Sound Card: Creative SoundBlaster Live Value
Power Supply: Generic 350W
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Old December 19, 2007, 01:44 AM
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Mine was a celeron 333, I managed to pump iy up to 450 or something, woohoo.
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Old December 19, 2007, 05:07 AM
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My System Specs


Motherboard: Power Mac G3 Blue&White Rev 1 (more or less functional but ATA controllers died not too long ago while it was being used at my dad's shop, don't ask me what happened, I have no idea and was generally 14km away from it at all times)
CPU: Motorola XPC750 PRX300PB 300Mhz 1MB L2 (see notes below, still functional)
CPU Cooling: Stock heatsink with Evercool EC5010M12CA (functional but bearings are in bad shape)
Memory: Total 512MB - OWC 256MB PC133 CL3, unknown(can't remember) 128MB and 2x 64MB (unless otherwise noted all RAM is 3.3v 168 pin PC133/100 SDRAM, all still functional)
Video Card: Radeon 7000 64MB DDR PCI V/D/VO (in 66Mhz 32bit PCI slot, make unknown as it is black with silver finned HS and not really marked, still functional, overclocked and in listed in my current sig)
Hard Drive: Samsung SP1213N (120GB, failed last January literally overnight and just hours before I was about to purchase a new HD)
Optical Drive: Toshiba SD-R1312, unknown DVD-ROM (I think that DVD-ROM might be the one I have in my current sig.. but I cannot really remember, The Toshiba combo drive lost control of all it's internal motors a while back)
Sound Card: Onboard Apple Burgundy (aka Crystal CS4211-KM, 16-bit stereo audio input and output(3.5mm), 44.1-kHz sampling rate, functional)
Power Supply: 480w Demon Silver Chrome ATX (failed(well, it kinda still works...), some external wires intermittent and the caps look like they are -><- this close to exploding)
Case: Generic massive ATX(same one the computer currently in my sig is in, functional and under the wrath of my drill and other cutting devices at the moment :P )

Ok, so, this CPU was from a Beige G3(the previous model) and did function at 350Mhz (it used jumpers on the mobo, procedure here: Power Macintosh G3 (B&W) Tune-Up 1 ) but I ended up with a curious pattern of lines both horizontal and vertical where something, an icon or window for example, would have these lines. The lines were gaps and you could see the desktop background through them if I recall and they changed number and positions in sync with the size of whatever object they were affecting. I have _never_ _ever_ seen this sort of thing before when overclocking any CPU, bus, GPU or VRAM.

As a result I normally kept it at 300Mhz but later I got Rev 2 B&W board that came with it's stock 350Mhz CPU (an "IBM25PPC 750L2DMIA 350W" and it ran fine at 400Mhz. That IBM 350Mhz did not even boot at 450 though so I think the cache was just being pushed too far. I have also found that if I dump it into a Beige G3 board I can push it to 433Mhz because of the bus speed that board has.

Heh, later I got a Sawtooth board with 450Mhz G4 and pushed it to 500 *pets Weller WTCPN* (procedure here: Overclock your PowerMac G4 Sawtooth Single and Dual ) I don't think I bothered going higher though as the 7400 series normally had issues with over 500Mhz and I ended up getting a 1Ghz 7455 that I still use when I swapped that Sawtooth board for a Digital Audio board.

That is pretty much it for my primary tower based Mac desktops. Please don't force me get details on all the other things I have overclocked. >_<
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Old December 19, 2007, 11:29 AM
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First actual o/c...hmmm

My Tualatin PIII-s, 512k L2 1266 @1533, 161 fsb, stock cooling and voltage on an ASUS TUVX mobo, a mix of pc100 and pc133 ram. Great till WinXP came out...

The next o/c killed my hard drive...

stay tuned
Mobo GA-Z77X-UD3 CPU i5-3570K stock RAM:2x4GB Patriot Viper 1866 1.5v GPU:XFX HD6850 BE + Gigabyte HD6850 @820/4400MHz Case:Bitfenix Raider w/2x 200mm + 135mm PSU: Corsair HX620
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Old December 19, 2007, 12:57 PM
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1st Oc was a matrox G200 millenium video card 16mb

i use to crank the core and mem frequencies so much that my 3d mark score was just a few 1000 points under my friend GeForce 2 MX 32mb

i did run 3dmarks sussefully only 3 times :D

that were i learned that when OC a piece of Hardware make sure its not passivly cooled
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P / AMD Phenom II x3 720BE @ x4/ Crucial Ballistic DDR3 / Sapphire 4830 512mb / Corsair 620W PSU / 2*80GB Seagate

DFI LP nF4 Ultra-D / AMD Opteron 165 @ 2.7Ghz/ 2*1GB OCZ Gold GX XTC / Sapphire X1950XT / Fortron 450W PSU / 2*Maxtor 80Gb

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Old December 19, 2007, 01:14 PM
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I was way late into the game. My first OC was my trusty Athlon 3200 S939 on a great Abit NF4 SLI board. It was a solid board.
The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.0
3 x GTX 1070
4x4GB Corsair LPX 2666MHZ
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 240GB Patriot Blaze SSD RAID0 :)
HP OMEN 32 1440p 75hz

Benq W1070 Pojector.

EK Supreme HF, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old December 19, 2007, 01:22 PM
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First Oc was a P1 200mmx I clocked to 233.
The Oc that really got me going was my Abit nf7s v2 / 2400+M/ OCZ Pc4200 . Ran that nice lil chip @ 2.6ghz ( that was fast for teh socket a days )
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Old December 20, 2007, 11:19 PM
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AMD X2 4800+ 2.4Ghz stock. I got it to 2.8Ghz Stable under a Swiftech H2O Apex Ultra kit. That was my first Oc. And my latest is 3.95Ghz on a QX6800ES G0
- Asus P8Z68-V PRO
- Intel I5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz
- Asus Geforce 580GTX DirectCUII Fermi
- 16GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile
- Ultra X3 1000 Watt
- Asus Xonar DX 7.1 \ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 THX
- Corsair Vengeance 1300 Gaming Headset
- Crucial M4 SSD 128GB \ WD Caviar Black 1TB
- CoolerMaster 690II Advanced
- Dell UltraSharp 24''
- Noctua NH-D14
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Old December 21, 2007, 12:40 PM
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My System Specs


mine was my Cicero P4 Northwood 1.8Ghz on a Gygabyte board with 1GB Azen Ram DDR-400 lol.. i trew that cpu up to 2.7ghz with that Jet Style Cooler.. and my 9800Pro in AGP modded and overclocked.. lol

i had fun haha
Intel i7 3930K / 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3-2400
Asus X79 Rampage Extreme Black Edition / EVGA GTX 770

Corsair 480GB SSD / 1TB WD Black

IN WIN 303 / EVGA NEX750 Gold
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