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Does a 2600K need to be overclocked at all??

post #1 of 17
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to get high fps in games an all, won't enabling HT an its built in Turbo boost be enough??
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post #2 of 17
Sure it will be enough, but why bother to buy the i7-2600k if not for overclocking?
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post #3 of 17
No, in fact a 2600k at stock speeds won't even bottleneck an HD 6990 or a GTX 590.

For 3 and 4 GPU setups, it might help alleviate some minor hold back, but nothing serious.

HT doesn't help much, if at all, in games.

That's why the 2500k is just as fast as the 2600k in games.
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post #4 of 17
Take a look at the site your on.

Technically you don't even need a 2600k. If you don't want to overclock go with something that's not a k version
    
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Hmm, I already have one an it feels incredibly fast as is, not sure if there's much need for OCing like the old days.
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post #6 of 17
Overclocking is a hobby in most cases, but many times it actually increases your FPS pretty well. If you are satisfied now, do not upgrade. Buy something else.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by BlackandDecker View Post
Hmm, I already have one an it feels incredibly fast as is, not sure if there's much need for OCing like the old days.
GPUs have been the bottleneck for the last few years really.


A Core 2 Quad at 3.6-3.8GHz is enough for the majority games.
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post #8 of 17
The truth is, it doesn't. But you're asking that question on an overclocking site, where many people think that the fastest CPU is not fast enough, so you'll get many different answers.
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post #9 of 17
Sure you don't NEED to...

But, the pursuit of performance!
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post #10 of 17
It's still fast without OCing, but if you buy an unlocked proc, don't see why not...
Gets 4GHz easy with low voltages... and 5ghz 24/7 no problems with good cooling

It's easy, up the multipliers and up volts if BSOD/crash
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