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This is my first PC build, and I was wondering if there would be much point in starting to O.C. my components. Maybe just a tweak here, and a tweak there for now.
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Over clocking can give you more bang for your buck, as far as your hardware dieing faster, it will all depend on how high you over clock things,they will last for years if you learn how to do it. And on forums like this one,you can get some very easy tips on how to over clock and even a moderate oc can give you great improvement.
    
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Good Luck and have fun
Edited by fishhawk - 5/3/11 at 8:03pm
    
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An aftermarket CPU cooler would be recommended for any CPU overclocking. Chip lifetime is dependent on clock, heat, voltage, load, and time up. The more often and harder you run it, the quicker it will die. However a moderate overclock should not adversely affect the lifetime of the chip (with a better cooler). Heavier overclocks with more voltage are a different story, those many of those chips still last for years under load.
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I'm curious as to what you guys/gals would do with my components. I've never overclocked, and I guess what I'd really like to know is... with my stock system specs, would it be worth me overclocking right now?
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What cpu cooler do you have and what are your current full load temps. Other wise running like prime 95 and what are your highest temps, that cpu can easly get too 4.0, with any were between 1.38 and 1.42 vcore. but you want your full load temps to stay in the mid 50,s at there highest.
    
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Originally Posted by mighty_fish View Post
I'm curious as to what you guys/gals would do with my components. I've never overclocked, and I guess what I'd really like to know is... with my stock system specs, would it be worth me overclocking right now?
You could do alot with that rig
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by fishhawk View Post
What cpu cooler do you have and what are your current full load temps. Other wise running like prime 95 and what are your highest temps, that cpu can easly get too 4.0, with any were between 1.38 and 1.42 vcore. but you want your full load temps to stay in the mid 50,s at there highest.
I have the stock cooler that came with the cpu. Stupid question, but where can I find out what my temps are?
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB)240-Pin DDR3 2000 
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2xWestern Digital 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" LG BD-Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit acer 23" LCD 
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post #9 of 14
One u can use asus probe it tells you alot -cpu/nb/mb/all your voltage, and also down load hwmonitor and core temp there both free. With your set up, and if you want to over clock i would for sure invest in a good cooler, the stock one is ok with good tim, but to get the most out of your cpu you realy need a good cooler. Only going to cost you 40-100 depending on what you get. Like my antec 620 liquid cooler, i love it-only 69.95 free shipping straight from antec. But you have manny options for coolers with out going to water blocks, so you have to make the choice on that one.
Down load cpu-z also same place you get hwmonitor from, shows you good info.
Edited by fishhawk - 5/4/11 at 7:09pm
    
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by fishhawk View Post
One u can use asus probe it tells you alot -cpu/nb/mb/all your voltage, and also down load hwmonitor and core temp there both free. With your set up, and if you want to over clock i would for sure invest in a good cooler, the stock one is ok with good tim, but to get the most out of your cpu you realy need a good cooler. Only going to cost you 40-100 depending on what you get. Like my antec 620 liquid cooler, i love it-only 69.95 free shipping straight from antec. But you have manny options for coolers with out going to water blocks, so you have to make the choice on that one.
Down load cpu-z also same place you get hwmonitor from, shows you good info.
thanks for the programs. I ran prime95 only for about 20 minutes, but my core temps were all hovering right around 48-50*. Looks like if I do decide to OC I'm going to want to get that cooler.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB)240-Pin DDR3 2000 
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2xWestern Digital 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" LG BD-Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit acer 23" LCD 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB)240-Pin DDR3 2000 
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2xWestern Digital 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" LG BD-Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit acer 23" LCD 
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