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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Overclocker Psych Survey...

    Overclocker Psych Survey...
    By Mystion February 01, 2001, 11:38 AM

    Being a med student and having a passion for psychology I could not help myself... I would really like that we did a Psychological Survey of the overclockers hanging out at Sharky's... I shall build a questionaire (if the response is adequate...), hence people post some question ideas... To be sincere I have been provoked by friends when they heard that I wanted to o/c a 1GHz T'Bird, practically implying that I was sick and foolish wanting to do something as useless as that... Well I just want to know how "sick" is the average o/cer at Sharky's... Waiting for response...

    By Sketch February 01, 2001, 11:42 AM

    Sure, I'll answer it. BTW, tell your friends that it isn't foolish if it brings you pleasure.

    By mrwhite February 01, 2001, 11:43 AM

    Ok to start of: if you have an overclockable processor in your system do you feel "compelled" to overclock it, even if it's speed is adequette by itself?

    By FaTs February 01, 2001, 11:43 AM

    I must be very very sick then

    By FaTs February 01, 2001, 11:55 AM

    But really what is wrong with overclocking that scares the masses. I took a $80 cpu and made it perform like $800 one . Where's the harm in that ?

    By sapasion February 01, 2001, 08:20 PM

    Hmmm... interesting idea there.
    Do it!
    I'd like to know just how much of a freak I really am.

    By BigKP February 01, 2001, 08:22 PM

    quote:Originally posted by sapasion:
    Hmmm... interesting idea there.
    Do it!
    I'd like to know just how much of a freak I really am.

    Me, too...I'd be interested in a little survey. Let us know whe you get it


    KP

    By Rogue February 01, 2001, 08:23 PM

    quote:Originally posted by FaTs:
    But really what is wrong with overclocking that scares the masses. I took a $80 cpu and made it perform like $800 one . Where's the harm in that ?

    Well intel lost $720 worth of revenue
    But who cares..

    By Vindir February 01, 2001, 11:03 PM

    I would love to see a survey of the overclocking mentality

    By godsend1 February 01, 2001, 11:23 PM

    No argument from me Fats!

    By Prince February 01, 2001, 11:30 PM

    Personally, I think o/c or tweaking is not just about getting most performence out of your machine.
    but it is also about
    1) achieving
    2) trying to do something that corporates don't want us to do (breaking the rules, because we can).
    3) Male Ego ( I am sorry, but I haven't encountred many female tweakers/hackers, so statistics dont prove this theory wrong)
    4) In a strange way, its art.
    5) Showing off
    6) Growing and increasing your knowledge
    7) Keeping Intel/AMD on their toes, sending them a message that they cannot give us some crap and expect us to swallow
    8) ..... (the list keeps on going)

    Please tell your friends that they are being ignorant. It seems like they don't know too much about computers and people who are involved in it but they are judging them anyway.

    btw, I haven't o/c my computer (yet). I do like to tweak it according to my needs.
    Answer, to you Q, yes I will likke to take that test.

    By sapasion February 02, 2001, 12:22 AM

    You forget saving $$

    By winky February 02, 2001, 12:32 AM

    I would like to see that survey also. I have already found out how big of a geek I am, why not see who much of an OC fanatic I am.
    One question has got to be what cooling rig you have, and how many fans your case has.

    By FaTs February 02, 2001, 03:03 AM

    **Deliver the Multiplyer unlocked enginerring sample .13 p4 2ghz's by 6:00pm GMT or we will explode a NuClear Warhead in A Major city around the world every 30mins after the deadline until we recive the cpu's **

    By e_dawg February 02, 2001, 03:10 AM

    quote:Originally posted by FaTs:
    **Deliver the Multiplyer unlocked enginerring sample .13 p4 2ghz's by 6:00pm GMT or we will explode a NuClear Warhead in A Major city around the world every 30mins after the deadline until we recive the cpu's **

    I'll help

    Well, my buddys (including one with a clocked 300A celery) thought that the machine I built pre-clocked was excellent and really didn't need it. But, I could, so, I did... It's like driving faster than the speed limit, your car can, and if it's safe, why not?
    --
    E-Dawg

    By Rogue February 02, 2001, 03:16 AM

    quote:Originally posted by FaTs:
    **Deliver the Multiplyer unlocked enginerring sample .13 p4 2ghz's by 6:00pm GMT or we will explode a NuClear Warhead in A Major city around the world every 30mins after the deadline until we recive the cpu's **


    hehehe lol FaTs
    I'm scared of what you could do with a 2ghz P4 Hmmm How's 3ghz sound....

    By Fuzzball February 02, 2001, 03:36 AM

    If I'm going to own anything, I would like to get as many possibilities/options as possible. I wan to get the most bang for my buck. I hate name brand puters because there is little room to tweak and upgrade. When I build my system, I know what kind of quality parts I'm sticking in there.

    Last summer a friend of mine was bragging about his PIII 600 he got from Dell. I built my system an AMD 750@1000. I OC'd her and stuck it in his face. I showed the upgradeability of mine. The quality parts I had and the saveings I had.

    The moral of the story: I like to save money, squeeze as much power as possible, push it to the limits, and have power over everything in there.

    By FaTs February 02, 2001, 03:59 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Fuzzball:
    If I'm going to own anything, I would like to get as many possibilities/options as possible. I wan to get the most bang for my buck. I hate name brand puters because there is little room to tweak and upgrade. When I build my system, I know what kind of quality parts I'm sticking in there.

    Last summer a friend of mine was bragging about his PIII 600 he got from Dell. I built my system an AMD 750@1000. I OC'd her and stuck it in his face. I showed the upgradeability of mine. The quality parts I had and the saveings I had.

    The moral of the story: I like to save money, squeeze as much power as possible, push it to the limits, and have power over everything in there.

    Amen Brother Fuzzball

    I think people that buy OEM's need some Theorpy

    Rouge : I was thinking 4.5-5ghz

    By Rogue February 02, 2001, 04:06 AM

    4-5ghz eh FaTs?
    Where can I get some of that Liquid Nitrogen again....
    Direct imersion into liquid nitrogen cooled flurent might do the trick

    See us overclockers don't mind spending money on our cooling setups...

    By FaTs February 02, 2001, 04:09 AM

    Wont need liquid nitrogen on a .13mircon core just a couple of 172w tecs and a 154w on the northbridge

    By Chojin February 02, 2001, 08:24 AM

    It definately falls into the category of "it's a guy thing".

    Why do guys that are into cars bore out the cylinders and put racing suspension on their rides?

    Why would an $8000 home theatre draw you in like apes to the monolith? *droooool*

    Why would you want to take a 1.2Ghz T-bird to 1.4Ghz?

    Because you can! Also, you would have a shot at having the best of something, something you brought into being, even if it is for a short while.

    Plus it is a great hobby/profession to discuss with your friends and/or co-workers

    By Mystion February 02, 2001, 09:04 AM

    Thank you all people for the response... I shall be working on the questionaire over the weekend and I 'll post it either on Sunday or Monday... Thanks a lot... Let's show some character ;-)...

    THX...

    By Damed February 02, 2001, 09:13 AM

    Count me in.

    By LTSapper February 02, 2001, 09:22 AM

    Computers are like cars. Guys used to work on their cars until they made them so complicated that you needed $100,000.00 worth of diagnostic equipment to do anything. But computers, we can screw around with those, apply the American heritage of "muscle", and be happy. One day computers will be more than they are today. You won't just be able to crack your case, pop an old card out and put a new one in. When that day comes, unless you own an old car like me, you WILL be screwed.

    By RPG Junkie February 02, 2001, 09:54 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Mystion:
    Being a med student and having a passion for psychology I could not help myself... I would really like that we did a Psychological Survey of the overclockers hanging out at Sharky's... I shall build a questionaire (if the response is adequate...), hence people post some question ideas... To be sincere I have been provoked by friends when they heard that I wanted to o/c a 1GHz T'Bird, practically implying that I was sick and foolish wanting to do something as useless as that... Well I just want to know how "sick" is the average o/cer at Sharky's... Waiting for response...


    I'm CRAZY MAN....DONT MESS WITH ME MAN I KNOW HOW TO OVERCLOCK.....seriously if your friends think that overclocking is useless they're the ones needing therapy

    By Captain Iglo February 02, 2001, 01:29 PM

    quote:Originally posted by FaTs:
    **Deliver the Multiplyer unlocked enginerring sample .13 p4 2ghz's by 6:00pm GMT or we will explode a NuClear Warhead in A Major city around the world every 30mins after the deadline until we recive the cpu's **


    illuminate Berlin first!
    why? because they aren't bright enough!

    By Bateluer February 02, 2001, 07:24 PM

    i'd answer such a survey too. That sounds like fun, I would like to know ohw much of a geek I am.

    By Waterman February 02, 2001, 08:01 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Chojin:
    It definately falls into the category of "it's a guy thing".

    Why do guys that are into cars bore out the cylinders and put racing suspension on their rides?

    How about changing to a longer stroke crankshaft ? And the car came with a good suspension. 69 AMX 390 @ 401 Cubic inches.

    Bring on the survey.

    By Rogue February 02, 2001, 08:01 PM

    Hmm Geekyness...
    Well that is Represented by the number of teeth next to your name...Wait I have 4 Dammit
    . o 0)Hopes a genetic shark dosen't read this)
    With the poor jokes wirtten...
    Yeah, I would answer a survey, that would be cool
    Wonder what type of questions he would put..

    By BoogyMan February 02, 2001, 08:13 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Prince:
    3) Male Ego ( I am sorry, but I haven't encountred many female tweakers/hackers, so statistics dont prove this theory wrong)
    .

    I think fellow sharky member Notin is Overclocked...


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