At 12/5/13 11:12 AM, Sam wrote:
It's a slippery slope. I remember when I first got this system and I just went mad overclocking it. I ended up frying my motherboard somehow. Before that I thought it was my processor so I had to try processors from my dad's and sister's machines and ended up bending the pins on them. Fortunately a pair of tweezers and an hour later I managed to fix the pins.
Wow, I don't think I've ever managed to do that.
No, I take every precautionary measure I possibly can when overclocking, I know the risks. In fact, I don't even overclock my own system. My motherboard has a ton of neat features in it, one of them being a utility that overclocks everything (in safe increments) for me and tests the overclock to make sure there's no missed calculations.
Once when I was a kid and still learning the ropes I tried to hot-swap RAM xD
Right now i'm focusing on the graphics card. For some reason it was being seriously underclocked (like wayyyy the hell underclocked) - managed to fix it and it should be running at normal speeds again. I used a bitcoin miner program to see how many calculations per second I was getting; went from 30 kilohashes/second to about 250. Don't know what that's going to do to my overall framerate, but FurMark is saying some good things so far.
I also finally installed some software that automatically controls all my fans. Ahh, quiet computer :)