Memorable Overclocking-Friendly CPUs

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  1. Papusan

    Papusan BGA Filthy = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Memorable Overclocking-Friendly CPUs Enjoy:vbthumbsup:

    Enthusiasts have been pushing the limits of silicon for as long as microprocessors have existed. Early overclocking endeavors involved soldering and replacing crystal clock oscillators, but that practice quickly evolved into changing system bus speeds via motherboard DIP switches and jumpers.

    Internal clock multipliers were introduced but it didn't take long until those were locked down as unscrupulous sellers removed official frequency ratings and applied their own faster markings. System buses and dividers became key for most, while the ultra-enthusiast would physically change electrical specifications through hard modding.

    The present landscape harks back to the advent of internal clock multipliers. System bus speeds have become increasingly regulated to maintain system stability, which has once again leveled the playing field for the competitive nature of overclocking.

    These are but a few of the landmark processors revered for their overclocking prowess. Read on!

    Note: This feature was originally published on 12/15/2014. We have revised it and bumped it because CPU overclocking is as cool today as it's been since the i286 days. Part of our annual #ThrowbackThursday initiative.
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Great idea for a thread, Brother @Papusan. :vbthumbsup: A day without overclocking is like a day with no sunshine... dark, gloomy and not enjoyable.

    The 7700K is truly an overclocking beast. It's not memorable (yet) because it's still current technology, but it is definitely remarkable.

    I have enjoyed the daylights out of overclocking laptops for a good while. If I couldn't overclock the snot out of a computer, I wouldn't even want it any more. It would be as pointless and worthless to me as tits on a boar, and about as exciting to use as watching paint dry.

    I have loved every minute of overclocking the crap out of laptops equipped with 7700K, 6700K, 4960X, 4930K, 4790K, 4930MX, 3920XM and 2920XM. All of those were great overclocking beast CPUs.
     
  3. Dr. AMK

    Dr. AMK Notebook Evangelist

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    Thank you for starting this thread my friend @Papusan , I'm already a student in Mr. Fox's Overclock University, I learned a lot from him and from you as well.
    As @Mr. Fox said "A day without overclocking is like a day with no sunshine", I have his ElCazador, v. good OC player
     
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  4. Papusan

    Papusan BGA Filthy = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Thanks, Fox:) Yeah, OC'ing is a great way to relax on. I wanted to post this thread, because we all know how bad it has became with mobile cpu's and overclocking. Everything pushed out from Intel now is worthless low binned Filth!! Not intended for OC'ing. This Big thanks to Intel and the OEMs Greed. People need to be reminded of the good old days!!
    @Dr. AMK +rep for taking the correct steps:vbthumbsup:
     
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  5. Mr. Fox

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    ole!!! Notebook Virtuoso

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    7700k definitely best overclocker. some decent 4960x too but 7700k definitely takes the cake, could be because the 2 more cores on 4960x. mobile overclockable cpu are good compare to BGA but no where near what desktop good clocking standard.
     
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    Carrot Top Notebook Consultant

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    i5-2500K and i7-2600K. The original 5 GHz beasts. :vbthumbsup:
     
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  8. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    3920mx was pretty sweet but I always wanted the 2960 to crack the 5ghz which always seemed impressive. I also really like how the 7700k overclocks. 2 out of 2 chips I've owned easily crack 5ghz without any dramas.
     
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    ole!!! Notebook Virtuoso

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    you lucky! i never managed to get any chip thats 5ghz stable really, i can clock 3/4 cores to 5ghz and run stress test bench on AC and its stable without throttling but 4/4 never seem to pass on 2960xm, 3920xm and 3940xm lol.
     
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    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    I only achieved 5ghz+ with the 7700k's.
    I had a 3920mx (QC) that could only do 4.3ghz and then a 3920mx (OEM) that was good for 4.6ghz.
     
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