Too much trouble.
Too much risk.
Too much distraction.
Not enough benefit.
The performance of today's overclocked, overpriced hot box will be available in a stock, standard-clocked box about six months from now.
Why pay more now for a small performance bump? Just wait a short while and get more performance for less money!
Holy cow. People act like gaining another 15-20% rock-solid, resilient, reliable performance is difficult. It's the snowflake generation of computing, lol.
All the work has been done for you. Good grief.
It's not like Intel made it easier on the enthusiast to buy cheap components and overclock them. Now you have to buy a more expensive CPU and chipset.
Back when I could get a 50% or more overclock, I did it.
Now I'd spend a week fiddling, stressing my 2700x out for what, 200 MHz? Just isn't worth it anymore.
FYI...that is not what OCP is an acronym for.Does OP go to Mercedes forum and ask if anyone gives a hoot about Merc's?
It is in the title. OCP. Over Clocking People.
I'm by no means a [H] overclocker, but back when Fallout 4 came out I managed to overclock my old i5-750 to 3.6 Ghz with relative ease....
Which has somehow extended the life of this old bird far beyond my wildest expectations.
My i7-860, back when getting to 5Ghz was a big deal. ON AIR!
That's, just not possible.
My i5-8400 idles at 23, has NEVER gone above 45C at any point in normal use, and is completely silent from 3 feet. I couldnt't be happier.
Any else in this small minority?
I must have sleeped trough that era, when was that?At one time overclocking was difficult.
I'm starting to feel like the grumpy old 2600K guys with my 4790K now
I must have sleeped trough that era, when was that?
There was two sets of jumpers one for clock and one for fsb and that was that. Or two options in the softmenu, vcore and fsb, end of story.
If anything overclocking is harder now (or at least more confusing) because there are dozens of options related to overlclocking in bioses. With various voltages that can be adjusted individually, where you got no clue how will it affect OC-ing if at all. And the "automated" overvolting provided by MBs just adds to the confusion big time. If I set some voltage to auto it no longer means cpu default, it means something something the MB manufacturer thought would be good for that overclock. Which most of the time is outrageously high.
wtf is this freeze and crack you talk about? my duron 600 was doing 1100 with just the pencil trick.Well back when you had to freeze and crack your duron and then put a line of graphite down to OC it was a bit harder. But I agree with your sentiment.
I still prefer shorting legs on my coppermine over two dozen individual settings to troubleshoot in the bios.Well back when you had to freeze and crack your duron and then put a line of graphite down to OC it was a bit harder. But I agree with your sentiment.