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    Sandy bridge was the fun time overclocking. I miss those days too when you sit and explore higher frequencies your chip can give,managing temps,memory's primary,sub timings and squeeze every bit out of it.
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    I think the change to core counts and the use of multi core in software has caused a change too. It used to be that your OC on your single threaded CPU meant a lot more than it does today.

    I also liked how the hardware was a bit more enthusiast and if i wanted to, i felt like i could get mid range hardware and tweak it up to high end-ish performance.
    Now I don't feel there's this underdog hardware that can be tweaked if you manage to get the right model (thinking flashing GFX cards to higher versions, or those magic underbinned AthlonXPs), the manufacturers have more control over this sort of thing now.

    I tend to just buy the high performance hardware and squeeze what i can out of it, without there being that quest for way more than you paid for.
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    Oh and in the spirit of things.. Here was my first post! Nov 2004, spelling and grammar problems and all!

    "hi there, first post hoorraah

    i get 40s on the nose with my AMD 3500, will try and get some specs in sig soon.
    I have also got some troubs OCing, i have some guesses as to what the solutions may be, however this is the wrong thread for them "

    And this was my score now!

    If I can manage to get a link to work XD
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    It died when we lost a year or two of posts and the forum backup was 2 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzbleach View Post
    It died when we lost a year or two of posts and the forum backup was 2 years old.
    That is 100% true.
    Most of important posts and data been lost in that.
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    I've also been here a while, still check the site daily..
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpower View Post
    Sandy bridge was the fun time overclocking. I miss those days too when you sit and explore higher frequencies your chip can give,managing temps,memory's primary,sub timings and squeeze every bit out of it.
    If you think those days were fun, you'd have loved the late 90s. Sandy Bridge overclocking is pretty boring in comparison.
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    Talking

    I was told by a moderator (on the condition of his anonymity) that StyM was an AI spambot specializing in collecting mostly non-xtreme news, it was poorly coded and occasionally picked up xtreme news.

    The unit (StyM) begun malfunctioning and started to think that it is human; FUGGER was forced to go to the past and put it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Particle View Post
    If you think those days were fun, you'd have loved the late 90s. Sandy Bridge overclocking is pretty boring in comparison.
    True.
    Especially the Opteron + DFI LP nF4 era.
    And then the first Core 2 Duos.
    Damn.

    But Sandy had something very nice as well.
    It was the first CPU that allowed you to pre-test it very quickly, easily with icy water and know if you've got a capable chip or not.
    Still remember my good 2600K when I first run it with just regular ice in the pot and made it to 5.86GHz CPU-z...
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    Aah yes, the 4 and 4.5 GHz 45nm Core 2 Duos. 500 MHz FSB, DDR2 1200MHz

    Quote Originally Posted by xytrius View Post
    I was told by a moderator (on the condition of his anonymity) that StyM was an AI spambot specializing in collecting mostly non-xtreme news, it was poorly coded and occasionally picked up xtreme news.

    The unit (StyM) begun malfunctioning and started to think that it is human; FUGGER was forced to go to the past and put it down.
    WTF???
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestang View Post
    aah yes, the 4 and 4.5 ghz 45nm core 2 duos. 500 mhz fsb, ddr2 1200mhz



    wtf???
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    Oddly registrations are up this month.

    The data here is invaluable and costs to maintain is covered.

    I think Stym is having some ISP issues and hopefully will be back, has not updated on both sites.

    Maybe we can do a mini gofundstym.com to see if we can help him, he has contributed a lot in our time of need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wirth View Post
    Oddly registrations are up this month.

    The data here is invaluable and costs to maintain is covered.

    I think Stym is having some ISP issues and hopefully will be back, has not updated on both sites.

    Maybe we can do a mini gofundstym.com to see if we can help him, he has contributed a lot in our time of need.
    In the past articles had to be posted here. Now it's all links to off site material. When did the rules change change?

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    Other than spam and personal attacks, the rules are much more friendly with less staff to enforce but the site will stay clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wirth View Post
    Other than spam and personal attacks, the rules are much more friendly with less staff to enforce but the site will stay clean.
    I feel like you side stepped the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dengyong View Post
    In the past articles had to be posted here. Now it's all links to off site material. When did the rules change change?
    I think considering the new circumstances this is not bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Particle View Post
    If you think those days were fun, you'd have loved the late 90s. Sandy Bridge overclocking is pretty boring in comparison.
    Agreed.

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    07-14-2007, 10:08 AM

    When I first posted on this forum. I've been gone a long while with real life things but I can't believe it's slowed down to a crawl. I remember when the forums were insane. What's the down tick?

    I always came here for creative ideas and well spoken knowledge on new parts coming out. Now where to go?
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    It was sad to see this post. I normally get a happy birthday email from this group. I started coming her pretty much from the beginning of the group. I remember being very proud that I made the 2gig club back in the days of cutting the bridges of brand new CPUs to hit that. Learned a lot and lost a few chips back then. I made my first phase change cooler with the help of this group. Tons of good memories. I hope the newer ones can find the same fun from this forum as I did. From here I went on to moderate at Abit forums back in the NF7 days. Seems they have taken my avatar I had for many years too. Sad

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    Abit, now there's a board maker I miss.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by screwtech02 View Post
    Abit, now there's a board maker I miss.....
    Yep the NF7-s was the board to have back in the day.

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    When I started here I believe it was around Northwood Pentium (130nm) times, they were so much easier to cool.
    For my P4 2.4c my 2nd motherboard was the IC7-max3 - BEASTLY!
    Now 6-8 core desktop CPUs at twice or more the speed are mainstream and they self OC in the form of Turbo while sipping power at idle.
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    Yep. Its kinda all done for you now.

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