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from day one though it has gotten more popular over the years, and with growing popularity has come greater ease.

When i started in the 90's we had to move jumpers and solder pins, extra cooling came from a window a/c with dryer ducting to a hole in the top of the case.
 

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1978??? I thought that the first (mainstream) chip to hit 1 ghz was in the 80's wow that's 12 years before I was even born.
 

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he said mhz not ghz the first 1ghz came out around 2000
 

Yeah, I had one of those too. At the time, $460 bought a 1 GHz Intel CPU - if you could find one - or a 1 GHz AMD chip and an Asus motherboard and 128 MB of brand name memory, Crucial, as a matter of fact. That, I OC'd to 1.2 GHz.

That replaced the famous 300A MHz PII Celeron that I ran at 450 MHz.

That replaced a P233MMX system, that thanks to undocumented jumper settings and an S370 cooler, that I eventually OC'd to 333 MHz.

Been doing this for a few years. :D
 

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ah talking about megaherz now everything makes sense^^ sorry Ive just never seen so small Herz numbers so my braint automatically expected it to be Giga...
 
It was tricky because the processor clock ran everything. The original Z80 could run at up to 2.5 MHz and the 200 nsec memory could run at 5 MHz. But if you chose the wrong divider frequency, you'd break the video.

Hey, you youngsters don't remember the debates in the mid '80's about how to increase core speeds past the at the time theoretical limits of 20 or 25 MHz.

My definition of a "noob" - someone who did not need to pick up a soldering iron to build his first computer. :)
 

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now did you need the iron to set up the computer or overclock it.

seems a harsh standard seeing as nothing but the most basic concepts from back then still apply
 


That was the first computer I overclocked. It wasn't the first computer I built.

Hey, we all gotta have standards. :) And look at it this way: Everyone was a noob once. Some of us just started sooner than others.

And honestly, I do not miss the good old days.