Originally Posted by bob saget
i still wouldnt consider OCing mainstream. Of the total number of computers in the world, how many do you think have any overclocked components? Within the enthusiast market, yea overclocking became mainstream, but not with the general public i dont think. Truth is, i don't think the general public will profit much if their single core 3.2Ghz P4 is overclocked or not; the spreadsheets are going to open at the pretty much the same speed.
Overclocking is mainstream for performance or enthusiast users, years ago it was not.