I am often asked by my friends, just what is it you do with all that power in that computer of yours. I guess I am possing the same question to all of you. My usual answer is, "I plan on launching the next Space Shuttle." http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/smile.gif
"Close to the edge, down by the River"
February 17th, 2002, 12:36 AM
I like playing games at high res and I also render 3D animations.
But for 90% of the time I use my computer, I could definitely be just fine with a third of the horsepower I use.
divx compression is about the only thing I do that I need this much power for, and, frankly, I don't care that much about divx compression to blow $500 on an upgrade like I did. I certainly didn't need to overclock my Duron 650, or tear it out and throw in a watercooled Athlon 1G@1.3G http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/biggrin.gif Part of the reason was that mystical "1000MHz" that was just out of my reach with the Duron but just mean oh so much! (best POST with the Duron was at 978 but fastest stable was 850MHz)
AXIA T-Bird 1GHz @ 1.30GHz
February 17th, 2002, 08:11 PM
Mostly 3D games. I don't overclock my AthlonXP because I get no performance gain because of my GeForce2 GTS (overclocked to 210/410). My Duron 600 on the other hand got a hugh jump in perfromance that was noticable in just about any application. I went from 6x100 to 8x112 (896Mhz) and tweeked it to the max (even have the memory running 149Mhz cas2, t1...).
I have overclocked my AthlonXP to 1.5 and 1.53Ghz just fine, but the extra heat for no performance was not worth it. I just overclock to run some benchmarks every now and then.