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  10 October 2012
Originally Posted by tswalk: overclocking is like driving your Toyota with Nitrous Oxide all day long... ya, that thing is gonna run like a beast! and eventually it will explode.


Ha ha, yea. Check out what happend to my render blade. Its a 3.2 Phenom x6, and I would run renders on it all day long at 4.1.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=23&t=1035664

Do your homework and don't end up like me if your going to overclock!

Anyway, if your going build your own rig, I'm sure you'll find plenty of people on here or TomsHardware to help you out if something goes wrong.

-AJ
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  10 October 2012
Originally Posted by oAJo: Ha ha, yea. Check out what happend to my render blade. ...



i've done that too... you know that sinking feeling you get with the smell of plastic and acid.. ya, that feeling.

 
  10 October 2012
Originally Posted by oAJo: Ha ha, yea. Check out what happend to my render blade. Its a 3.2 Phenom x6, and I would run renders on it all day long at 4.1.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=23&t=1035664

Do your homework and don't end up like me if your going to overclock!

Anyway, if your going build your own rig, I'm sure you'll find plenty of people on here or TomsHardware to help you out if something goes wrong.

-AJ



That sucks, sorry to hear about your system

....but that's kinda to be expected with a micro ATX board though to be honest
...especially if they're made by MSI who have been known to skimp on a lot of key issues in regards to overclocking on their motherboards.



I personally only overclock systems that are full ATX (or larger) with a mid-tower or larger case with reinforced airflow and redundant fans.

Overclocking any sort of rackmount or consumer micro ATX system with tiny high speed fans IMO is asking for failure.


Originally Posted by tswalk: overclocking is like driving your Toyota with Nitrous Oxide all day long... ya, that thing is gonna run like a beast! and eventually it will explode.


sure, if you buy cheap components not meant for 24/7 overclocking performance or if you just don't know what you're doing and crank the vcore like crazy.

A quality setup will have many safeguards. Going cheap will end up being more expensive

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  10 October 2012
With regards to overclocking, some components handle it much better than others. I'm using a Phenom X6 1100T here at work, clocked to 4GHz since I built it well over a year ago now, and it's running just fine. That said, perhaps only 30 of my 40-hour work week is spent rendering, and only 5 cores render in Maya (unless the boss shows up, then it drops down to 3!). My FX-8120 at home however isn't quite so reliable, nor is it quite as fast as the 1100T, obviously.

But I do remember the good 'ol days, overclocking a Geforce 4 to play Morrowind- the card started glowing bright orange, and I got a RED screen of death! And that was that; somehow, the motherboard and even the AGP slot were fine, after that, but the card itself was slag.
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