I hear less and less about overclocking as the years go by. Has the popularity of it been dwindling? Other explanations can be due to fewer people on the forums and the PC market not being as hot as it once was. It was super popular with the Celeron 300Mhz chip because you could get a 50% boost without much effort. I have not read about OC in many years but can these gains be gotten with air like they could one day? Whenever I see pictures of systems these days, they all have either AIO liquid coolers or custom ones. The fact of the matter is, those cost a lot of money, probably more than a faster factory clocked CPU which would do just fine with a cheap air cooler.