Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › overclocking general question
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

overclocking general question

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
i know this is going to seem stupid to some people but you gota learn sometime so...


i own a i5 2500k with a pretty solid p67 motherboard because i know that you can overclock with this but i have not overclocked and im curious what high ghz does for a computer gaming wise and in general

would someone explain to me why i should overclock my CPU and what that would do for me

also im told OCing voids part warranty and i cant afford to replace a 200 dollar part

+rep to everyone that helps thanks
Almost done...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.6ghz P67 Sabertooth Asus 560 ti 4g Dominator Ram w/EKBlock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120g force 3 ssd - Caviar Black WD 500g Asus Windows 7 21.5 Inch 1920/1080 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w M8 Spawn Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
Almost done...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.6ghz P67 Sabertooth Asus 560 ti 4g Dominator Ram w/EKBlock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120g force 3 ssd - Caviar Black WD 500g Asus Windows 7 21.5 Inch 1920/1080 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w M8 Spawn Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
Yes OCing will make everything faster, so will an SSD HD, but as far as gaming the SSD will not help much in games except to make them load faster.
You should never OC something that you can not afford to replace because it will void your warranty!!
That said, you should be happy that you have the newest CPU and
MOBO

EDIT: But when you are ready to OC your rig, you came to the right place!! It is very addicting
Edited by H969 - 5/24/11 at 1:22pm
H.O.G
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO 4.4GHz HT ASUS P6T 3x Nvidia 6GB OCZ,Gold DDR3 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel-x25V, X25M,WD Caviar Black 500 Asus DVD NH- D14 7 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
6x Wireless CM Silent Pro M 600-Modular CM Storm Scout 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MX 1000 Wireless It's black Creative Fatal1ty Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
H.O.G
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO 4.4GHz HT ASUS P6T 3x Nvidia 6GB OCZ,Gold DDR3 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel-x25V, X25M,WD Caviar Black 500 Asus DVD NH- D14 7 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
6x Wireless CM Silent Pro M 600-Modular CM Storm Scout 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MX 1000 Wireless It's black Creative Fatal1ty Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
AH BUT i have the option to OC will OC make my games smoother? better fps? faster what exactly

im new to this whole computer scene and im trying to become more informed


edit - it is very addicting lol im already thinking of trying to trick out my comp with sli 560 and an ssd and i have always wanted my computer to be like tokyo drift with LEDs all up in it
Edited by eosgreen - 5/24/11 at 1:45pm
Almost done...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.6ghz P67 Sabertooth Asus 560 ti 4g Dominator Ram w/EKBlock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120g force 3 ssd - Caviar Black WD 500g Asus Windows 7 21.5 Inch 1920/1080 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w M8 Spawn Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
Almost done...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.6ghz P67 Sabertooth Asus 560 ti 4g Dominator Ram w/EKBlock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120g force 3 ssd - Caviar Black WD 500g Asus Windows 7 21.5 Inch 1920/1080 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w M8 Spawn Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post
AH BUT i have the option to OC will OC make my games smoother? better fps? faster what exactly

im new to this whole computer scene and im trying to become more informed


edit - it is very addicting lol im already thinking of trying to trick out my comp with sli 560 and an ssd and i have always wanted my computer to be like tokyo drift with LEDs all up in it
Yes the faster the cpu the faster the game up untill a point your gpu will be behind. With sandybridge most likely your gpu will be the limiting factor especially at a 4ghz+ overclock unless you run a game that demands raw cpu power and not graphics power
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
Yes the faster the cpu the faster the game up untill a point your gpu will be behind. With sandybridge most likely your gpu will be the limiting factor especially at a 4ghz+ overclock unless you run a game that demands raw cpu power and not graphics power
but isnt my 560 ti a more high end card? would my GPU REALLY be the limiting factor?

also how much Ghz is enough? certainly a game can only run to a certain level before the game itself hits a cap right?


edit - i know that no ghz amount is enough but REALISTICALLY what is the most someone will need

like for example the human eye can only see 60 fps but you wanting 120 fps is just overkill
Edited by eosgreen - 5/24/11 at 2:25pm
Almost done...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.6ghz P67 Sabertooth Asus 560 ti 4g Dominator Ram w/EKBlock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120g force 3 ssd - Caviar Black WD 500g Asus Windows 7 21.5 Inch 1920/1080 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w M8 Spawn Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
Almost done...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.6ghz P67 Sabertooth Asus 560 ti 4g Dominator Ram w/EKBlock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120g force 3 ssd - Caviar Black WD 500g Asus Windows 7 21.5 Inch 1920/1080 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w M8 Spawn Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post
but isnt my 560 ti a more high end card? would my GPU REALLY be the limiting factor?

also how much Ghz is enough? certainly a game can only run to a certain level before the game itself hits a cap right?
Yes of course, Your cpu @ 4 - 4.5ghz could run tri/quad sli of the 560 ti and be perfectly fine. A 560ti is a great card. My gtx 480 soc can still max all games @ 1900x1200 resolution

There's much debate on how much cpu speed is actually needed and most say they cannot see any difference with current games at anything above 4ghz. So if you can achieve a 4.5 ghz overclock which tbh is quite easy then you will be in gaming bliss for years to come.
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
I used this guide to get started:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ore-i5-2500k/1

Your board may not match exactly, but I was able to use the UD4 guide to figure out my UD3 so it's probably do-able with Asus and MSI models as well.

Good luck!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › overclocking general question