... is a very dull one, compared to what must go on within these topics.
To be honest I never seen the need for OC'ing on the average. I'd never before take the chance with my severely-limited income on pushing something faster than intended and have it burn out on me (this applies especially on my new rig, hehe), but lately I have been slowly drawn towards it especially on older rigs where parts can usually be cheaply and readily replaced.
I decided to start small: my Linux box. Pentiumm 200 MMx.
Yeah, I know, very old school, but it's all I have lying around at the time. The motherboard only has max settings of 3x multiplier and 75MHz FSB, so the most I could get is 225MHz. Not much of an overclock, I know, but it's a start... and now I want more.
For the longest time I've had a Celeron 300A sitting on my shelf with no board to put it into. I'm sure most of you here know about the 300A.
It's been there over my bed for nearly a year because I can't find a good board locally and don't have the cash (atleast yet, anyways) to get one from abroad. In good time, I suppose.
And who knows? Should I ever get a job and/or steady income- *buys more lotto numbers*
-I might be tempted to tweak my Barton 2600 a lil' bit. hehe
So, how did you first get into overclocking?