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Author Topic: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much  (Read 8950 times)

Ralf Maximus

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Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« on: November 26, 2007, 10:03:12 AM »
10. Powering it on requires 40 minutes of manual adjustments and a room full of chanting monks.

9. You can make microwave popcorn by placing a bag near the case.

8. Agreement with the local power authority to operate your PC only during the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 AM.

7. You can't remember what a gallon of gasoline costs, but you can name what liquid nitrogen is selling for to the penny.

6. You buy Intel CPUs in the handy 12-pack.

5. Next door neighbors call police to complain about the sound of illegal drag races.  In your house.

4. You achieve 20,000 FPS on Crysis and finish the game in 95 seconds.

3. Your room maintains a toasty 75F degrees, despite the fact it's -30F outside and you've stopped paying the heating bill.

2. You have to "top off" your liquid cooling system every 15 minutes.

1. The only advice you get from fellow overclockers anymore is, "Run!  Get out of the house, NOW!"

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 10:08:00 AM »
Everything happens, and my pc is underclocked  :-[

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 10:11:17 AM »
These lists are funny Ralf. You should put them all together on a web page somewhere so more people can enjoy them.

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 02:50:31 PM »
A lot of these could apply to running a Prescott, as well as overclocking.  ;D

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 03:26:29 PM »
These lists are funny Ralf. You should put them all together on a web page somewhere so more people can enjoy them.

Sorry if this is insulting in anyway, as I don't mean to accuse you of plagiarizing, but are you coming up with these Ralf? I figured you found them on a site somewhere or in forwarded e-mail jokes or something. But now that I think about it, you don't list any source.


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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 03:34:32 PM »
These lists are funny Ralf. You should put them all together on a web page somewhere so more people can enjoy them.

Sorry if this is insulting in anyway, as I don't mean to accuse you of plagiarizing, but are you coming up with these Ralf? I figured you found them on a site somewhere or in forwarded e-mail jokes or something. But now that I think about it, you don't list any source.

My favorite one from Ralf is here: http://www.donationc...18.msg85696#msg85696

I nearly pee'd myself laughing!

But I am curious as to where you get them, Ralf. Some are really good!
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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 06:19:09 PM »
I write them all myself.  Really.

And usually, I do them in one sitting, here in the editor.  I can do them on (almost) any topic, on demand.  It's just something I can do.

Shall I start a "Suggest a Top 10 List For Ralf" thread and see how many I can knock out?

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 07:14:25 PM »
Shall I start a "Suggest a Top 10 List For Ralf" thread and see how many I can knock out?

Although Because I would love to see them regularly, I am going to say no. I'd hate to see you get burnt out or create bad ones because you felt you had to perform on demand. I'd rather just get them as you fancy to make them.

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 09:59:35 PM »
Sounds good to me!  And thanks for the kind words.  I really enjoy the process, and am glad people enjoy them.

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007, 02:35:24 AM »
i'm looking forward to when we can have the top ten list of Ralf's top ten lists.

sorry. someone had to say it eventually.

but the lists - i think are top quality humour. you need to get syndicated, Ralf.

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 04:55:58 AM »
I have to say this list is my fave of your top 10s -- i laughed out loud several times.

I can see why im not the only one who was wondering if you weren't just pasting these from a joke email and forgetting to give credit to the comedian.  very well done  :Thmbsup:

i think we should include one of Ralf's top 10 lists in each newsletter from now on if that's ok :up:

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 06:41:52 AM »
I'd be honored.  :-)

And BTW, if an idea for a Top 10 springs to mind, don't hesitate to suggest it, either in a thread (because, you know, I'm everywhere) or via private note.

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 11:40:09 AM »
Great idea, mouser! How about an inaugural "Top 10 reasons we should include Ralf's top 10 lists in every newsletter" OR "Top 10 reasons you should donate to Donationcoder during Decembers funding drive"?
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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2007, 11:44:21 AM »
Here you go Ralf. I am providing this to you will full creative license. I will not hold anything in the list against you. Nothing is taboo.

Top 10 Reasons DonationCoder Members Know Tinjaw Has No Life.

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[correction] two requirement. The second one is that you can't use "Tinjaw requests Top 10 Lists About Himself" as one of the ten.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2007, 11:51:56 AM by tinjaw »

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2007, 12:20:34 PM »
Let me try my hand at it...

1. tinjaw sees the little orange RSS icon everywhere he looks: "Here, I add you to my list of feeds", he says to women

* Lashiec runs before tinjaw's wrath fall upon him

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2007, 12:54:14 AM »
Well, it's not exactly what you asked for, but it's what I uncovered during... um, research.

TOP 10 HANDLES TINJAW USES ON INTERNET FORUMS

10. Metal Masticator

9. HentaiJaw

8. Extrajawdinary Gentleman

7. FluffyBunnyMan

6. TinJawa (used mostly when writing Star Wars fanfic)

5. Tin Maximus

4. William Gates

3. UnicornChaser1

2. 7!nJ4W!!!1!

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2007, 04:53:27 AM »
LOL Ralf. You achieved the objective. I was laughing out loud this morning. My pets were giving me weird looks.

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2007, 08:56:29 AM »
Well... with a tin jaw you must be used to that sort of reaction, no?
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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2007, 08:59:57 AM »
Yayy!  Remote pet befuddling makes my day.

:-)

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2007, 01:56:26 PM »
Remote pet befuddling makes my day
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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2007, 03:53:36 PM »
Morticia! You spoke French!

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Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2007, 10:59:21 PM »
Heheh, your lists are hilarious!