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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
WoW will crush a stock SB cpu in some areas.

Unless you're capping fps at 60 or lack gpu power to push it above 60 something is going to bottleneck, either the gpu(s) or the cpu in most cases.
very well... one horribly performing mmo (admittedly THE BIGGEST, but still) can tax a stock SB cpu if you have a 120hz monitor and a good gpu...

Still not seeing overclocking to 5ghz as necessary for gaming in any sort of way.
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We probably shouldn't talk about things you clearly don't know about/understand.

5GHz could easily become ideal if you're running TRI 580s at high res.

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The same thing was said of Wolfdale when it came out. "Why overclock to 4.0GHz+, it's fine enough at stock, people only have Pentium 4/Ds and Athlon X2s, games won't get any benefit". If I had a Sandy Bridge, I'd be shooting for 4.5GHz+.

RTS games, The Sims 3, and plenty of others, plus tomorrows games, maybe some of today's, will want that extra speed. Sure, a Core 2 Duo, Phenom II, lower end Nehalem/Lynnfield/whatever, can play games fine (perhaps more than), but at the same time, many will still benefit greatly from Sandy Bridge, even at 4GHz+. There's different game demands, and different expectations from the user. If you have a Sandy Bridge and it's that easy to overclock anyway, why not?
post #24 of 34
As high as you can. Games like GTA IV, SC2 , BFBC2 will benefit from a high clocking CPU. 3.4Ghz will play all games but @ 5Ghz you will get more fps.
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I strangely remember this thread being done recently......
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I strangely remember this thread being done recently......
I don't see any problems in this thread? What happened in another one doesn't matter in this one really.

Edit: Okay, I swear that said "this thread was done before and deleted" when I quoted it.
post #27 of 34
I don't think ANYONE is saying NOT to overclock, however, the title of this thread is "SB - How high of a clock is high enough for gaming?"

Anyone can tell you that the higher you overclock (as long as its stable), the faster your processor will be. But if you are getting 80 min fps in all of your games on a 60hz monitor at stock, 5ghz is not a need. Its not even a benefit. Its just more for the sake of more and NOT the subject of this thread.

IMO, high ENOUGH for gaming is when your games cant make any damned use of the extra speed. in other words, for 95% of users, stock.
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talking out my ass here, but seriously you guys are going for epic overkill. What game exists that actually taxes a sandy bridge at stock? never mind overclocking.
BC gets my i7 @ 4.6 to about 70-80%
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Why is my GPU usage so low in BC2? Don't mean to hijack thread, but any ideas?
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I can't really see anything because of the size limit on your upload but why is it only showing one cpu instead of 4 or 8?
    
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