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post #1 of 15
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After running 5ghz 24/7 for 3 months it was evident that such an OC is pointless for my typical usage. Makes my rig quite loud running it that high.

I use this rig for gaming. Non CPU intensive titles such as Call Of Duty 4,6,7 and League of Legends. These games see little to no improvement when overclocking CPU past 4.2 ghz.

These are the overclocks I have tested and found to be stable:

4.2ghz @ 1.2v
4.3ghz @ 1.212v
4.4ghz @ 1.236v
4.5ghz @ 1.260v
4.6ghz @ 1.296v
4.7ghz @ 1.344v
5.0ghz @ 1.46v

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post #2 of 15
4.2ghz since you say there is little to no improvement beyond that.
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post #3 of 15
No point in going over 4.2 if you see no improvement. Keep it at that.
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post #4 of 15
I agree, I'm running 4.5 at 1.25v daily but I don't really see any difference over 4.0 - 4.2.
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post #5 of 15
yea 4.2 is about as fast as it ever needs to be. I run mine at 4.5 anyway ... definitely no reason to go above that.
    
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post #6 of 15
In Starcraft II, going from 4.5 to 4.7 yielded me about 10 FPS if that matters to you xD
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I enjoy getting 300 fps in source games at all times. That's why I use 4.6ghz.

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post #8 of 15
Go 4.7 and be happy.

In CPU intensive tasks I can see 5.0 helping a lot though.
 
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post #9 of 15
None of the above,

I would go for 4.8

You should be able to reach that at safe voltage according to your chart.
post #10 of 15
None, I would go for over 9,000! j/k

4.4GHz @ 1.236v seems to be a nice medium. Nice core clock gain with a relatively low voltage!
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