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[+Glasius+] Advanced Member

THE snowman

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#1 15 years ago

Who here has tried, failed and/or succeded in overclocking or case-modding? Is it interesting at all? Would you try if you knew how?




Mast3rofPuppets Advanced Member

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#2 15 years ago

Haha, I tried to overclock my +1800 to +2100 and my HD was wiped clean, took me a week to realize that the problem why the computer wouldn't start was that Windows wasn't installed.

I made a thread about it http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=149843

I've been kinda scared to OC after that but might try it again sometime.




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#3 15 years ago

I overclocked my video card by about 20mhz. It seems to do nothing to my games though:(. As for case modding: nope i could though, but i don't want to




Czernobog

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#4 15 years ago

I oc'd my 9800, well, I flashed its bios really, so it shows up a a 9800 pro, a bit faster than the reg 9800. My computer's on a high performance mode set up by an option in the regular bios, so everything is essentially overclocked. No problems here but have heard some horror stories. I'd love to case mod but am too lazy to try anything.




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#5 15 years ago

for ATI ..all u need is modded drivers ... they have them locked down for most ATI cards.. try looking for Omega .. they have some great tools and drivers.




[+Glasius+] Advanced Member

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#6 15 years ago

I was goanna wait to see if anyone was interested but what the hell. Im building anyhow :p I'll be posting pics and writing about the birth of the following new rigs.

-A mini-ITX system. This system is going to function as a multimediacenter in the livingroom. Its criterias are not performacewise since its only use is music, video & surfing. Size is all that matters! I'll be using a 2.5" HDD and DVD player to smallen things down. The PSU will also be trimmed to size along with a custom built case.

-A standard ATX system, totally fanless, in an old radio case :) I ripped appart an old radio we had lying around, its frame makes for a perfect case. This is going to be a completely silenced system, all based on passive cooling no fans. Its criterias are more performance related, but noise the biggest factor.

I wont be done for a while seeing as computer parts costs, and I'm currently broke. Once I get started I'll post some pics :p




Mast3rofPuppets Advanced Member

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#7 15 years ago

That second project sounds hilarious :lol:, can't wait for the pics :).




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#8 15 years ago

I overclocked a graphics card once, which isn't exactly hard. But I'm a safety nut, so I don't generally bother. I'm paranoid that it'll explode if I get an extra Mhz out of it. So far as case modding goes, I don't like flamboyant designs so I stick with the case's original features. I have simple tastes.




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#9 15 years ago

I plan on adding a top window to my case, but considering that I dont have the proper tools to cut it I cant start yet.




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#10 15 years ago
'[+Glasius+']-A standard ATX system, totally fanless, in an old radio case :) I ripped appart an old radio we had lying around, its frame makes for a perfect case. This is going to be a completely silenced system, all based on passive cooling no fans. Its criterias are more performance related, but noise the biggest factor.

Wow. By not having a fan on the CPU's heatsink, I hope you mean that you plan to use liquid cooling to take it's place. Otherwise you won't be able to use anything much higher than a Pentium III 500mHz. And that won't yield you much performance. If you try to use say a Pentium 4 with passive cooling, the only sound you'll hear is crackling sound the CPU cooking like an egg. The system sounds interesting though. I've always wanted to be able to use a completely silent system. As far as my experiences with OCing, I've OCed just about everything a PC has that can be OCed. I did my old comp, P4 2.4 up to about 2.9gHz with stock cooling. It raised my PC Mark2002 score from 5000 to 7000! More recently I cranked my old 3.0 Northwood up to 3.6gHz, but it would reboot before the bench mark was done. Let's see...My PC3200 I turned up to about 480mHz, but I think the 3.0 was the limiting factor there. Earlier in the 2.4 days, I ran my DDR 266 at 400 mHz, for about a year. I actually forgot about it being OCed. I just recently got a 3.4 Prescott P4 but haven't done anything yet. I'm getting ready to go liquid cooling. OCing VGA cards is not as rewarding unless they're liquid cooled. I ran my old Rad 8500 from 250/250 to 300/300. I was able to brak 10000 on 3dmark 2001, but that's all. In order to break 7000 on 3dmark 03 I had to OC my 9800XT to nosebleed levels(I didn't like doing it). just before the end of the tests, the graphics were starting to distort.




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