So, here it is the log from my actual PC.
It began, two years ago, as a simple Phenom II X2 545 3 GHz with a Asus M4A78 as a motherboard, 4 GB of Corsair XMS DDR2-800 ram and a Nvidia 9600 GT. The HDD is a Matrox with 320 GB and the PSU was a Gigabyte rated as 450 w. My old case I know it was white and that it came from Pentium IV 1800 MHz.
After three months, I had for christmas my first mod: A thermaltake ISGC-300, which I still have and really like. It has a review made by OCC too:
Review by OCC for the ISGC-300
A few months after that, I tried something I have never done in a computer: An overclock.
That is how I started to like overclock, and could take my PC to the maximum I ever achieved with it: 3975 MHz. I think that now I could do over about 10 MHz, but not much more.
A year after I bought a new monitor, which I still use, but is RMA for now. It died turning on. It was a BSOD literaly.
Now, just last year, in 2011, I really began to love again computers and being around them and gain interest (again) in them. I lost the interest in them for a few years even if I was studying computer engineering.
Then, in about 3 months, I changed a couple of things in it.
The first one, was changeing the graphic card to a Asus HD 5750, that I still have. After that, came a new keyboard, almost like this one:
Two weeks after the keyboard, I bought something that I saw about 2 years ago, and I was like "I really want to have this.". Which is... my PC case:
It is a Cooler Master CM690 II Basic.
For overclocking, like the which one I have now, it proves a bit more cooler than my old PC case and I am far from using what it can provide.
Well, my old "wolf in a sheep skin" case still provided me with a good laugh in a Lan party I went.
A bit after buying the PC case, I found that my Ram was the same as the XMS2 1066, even the part code was the same.
At the same time, I began again my jorney through overclocks again, not looking this time for the max frequency, but for stability, that began with this:
The stability it achieved was a AMDGeeks Certified 'Rock stable overclock', that consisted in a CPU-Z validation, a super-pi run and 10 hours of prime 95, stressprime 2004 or in my case, Orthos (Its like stressprime, but more oriented for more cores or HT).
Not being satisfied, I raised the again the voltages, and used the Ram with more voltage:
This is the daily overclock I use, since it doesn't put too much burden in the board. This was rock solid too.
However, the almost max I could overclock this was to this one:
This only consisted in CPU-Z validation and Super-Pi.
I have the screenshots with super-pi, orthos, cand CPU-Z... I may post later if you want.
I simply can't overclock much more than that with my board, since it doesn't have a NB multiplier, even if it is what I a think a 3+3 phase board (3 offset for CPU voltage and 3 for VDDNB). Since I don't have the NB multiplier, the overclock limit is lowered to only 20-30 % more than stock.
That was my upgrades in 2 years.
I have a few more photos from it:
This is my current setup. My K360 keyboard, a Nplay mouse and a MONSTER of 21" CRT from SUN microsystems... that is a Sony underneath.
As you may see, I have a logitech sound system... with about 15 years, that sometimes is 2.0 or 1.0. One of the sides doesn't work sometimes, so I need to volume up for it to gave sound.
My old graphic card, an Asus 9600 GT:
I used the little cooler to help cooling my chipset, since I liked it to be under the 60Âº c. That was until I read that it could reach more than 100Âº c without problems.
And the interior of my case:
Another thing that I forgot to tell, is that when I changed my case, I upgraded too to a Gigabyte GE-P610A-C2 PSU with 610 w.
And thats my actual system, as I have him now. Hopefully, my Samsung 23" monitor (that went to RMA) should come this week... well, I would have it right now, if the guys who repaired it wouldn't have forgotten to send me the power cable.
I should be upgrading my PC in the next weeks, for a new board (Crosshair V or Sabertooth), and probably using 8GB of G.Skill Sniper SR DDR3-1600 as my Ram. I would buy a cheaper Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600... but I think that they would hit my CPU cooler.
Sorry for the long text and hope you like it.
Edited by XtremeDS, 10 April 2013 - 04:31 AM.