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Hey was just wondering, whether overclocking my 2600k would net me any gains while gaming. and if so after what clocks?

I will obviously overclock it when i get my second 570 but, im not seeing a point in putting out heat for no gains in summer ( although its been raining hard for the past 2 days here in Texas) .

Just wondering, would appreciate the help.
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in the game of e-peen, no oc is too high for max e-peen size
    
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in the game of e-peen, no oc is too high for max e-peen size
I get what you did thur.

and as true as that is. I dont really care for my epeen size (big ass lie, why would i go for 2600k instead of a 2500k or need a sli for one monitor. STILL BESIDE THE POINT).

But yeah when would i see a good number of frames, is what im asking basically, in say, bad company 2 or something.

Good number meaning like 9 - 10 good frames

EDIT: well, 2 monitors but the second is like a small one i use for basically just chatting or browsing while i play.
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I get what you did thur.

and as true as that is. I dont really care for my epeen size (big ass lie, why would i go for 2600k instead of a 2500k or need a sli for one monitor. STILL BESIDE THE POINT).

But yeah when would i see a good number of frames, is what im asking basically, in say, bad company 2 or something.

Good number meaning like 9 - 10 good frames

EDIT: well, 2 monitors but the second is like a small one i use for basically just chatting or browsing while i play.
hahah

i would say go with an oc you are comfertable with. as long as your can keep your temps under control without pumping too many volts into your chip your fine.

I would say set yourself a limit on what temps you dont want to exceed. then tweak away until your hitting those temps.

SB runs pretty cool up until pretty extreem clocks so might as well go for 4+GHz even on only a decent air cooler.

gains in fps will vary between games. you will see larger gains in cpu intensive games with AI like gta and sc2 and less gains in more gpu dependent titles like avp.
    
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btw i can help you with your oc if you want, i did my friends oc with basically the same setup as you (mine isnt much different either).
    
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ah cool ill hit you up for sure.

im just waiting to see if i will upgrade to the p8p67 pro or wait till z68 still running on a b2 board.
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