Re: Do you just inflate your benches then throttle down?
i wanted to just see how high it would go... was impressed, and since my cooling is so excessive i really didn't care to play normal games with my settings as they were when doing so (to be honest, i'm quite pissed off that it makes you "test" the settings first, because i feel i can overclock much higher). my mouse started messing up though, so i turned overclocking on automatic to see what would happen... it didn't fix it, but i haven't yet changed it back.
anyway, in short, yes, i will definitely play games at the settings i do on benchmarks, i try to make everything default when i bench so the results are as accurate as possible (if something is messing up, i want to fix it).
hardware murdered so far: geforce 5900u, deceised: sat on it. geforce 6600gt deceised: improperly mounted heatsink. 3 asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboards, deceised: unsure. mobile amd xp2600 processor, deceised: chipped core due to compusa heatsink. dfi lanparty ultra b, deceised: unsure, third memory bank went out. samsung cd burner 48x40x48, deceised: unsure, will only read pressed cd's very slowly. samsung TH552C dvd burner (dual layer), deceised: same as other samsung . 10gb seagate 5200rpm drive, deceised: tried fixing a pin that was pushed into the drive by inserting an ide cable upside down. 40gb maxtor drive, deceised: maxtor manufacturer. 80gb western digital, deceised: unnatural causes. swan xt10, deceised: brutal pre-meditated murder, even video taped (it wasn't y2k compliant). logitech mx510, deceised: death by electricution. ati remote wonder, deceised: death by electricution.