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So is there i can see advantages in bench marks
but in real computer task like video editing and stuff like that.
Say your convertting a 1.5gig avi movie to dvd what would the speed
difference be from a stock 2600k to a overclock of 4.8.
Would you notic it.
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Yes, you would notice it. Nobody buys a K-series and doesn't OC it.
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Yes, you would notice it. Nobody buys a K-series and doesn't OC it.
Yeah lol this is very true. But to actually notice the difference it is hard but yes you will gain performance from a overclock easiest way to be double check this is after your stable OC run Some AIDA64 and your CPU, Scores you see should be a lot better! and thats real world performance gain for sure.
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One way you could check for your own personal use is to do the same video editing task twice. Once overclocked and once stock. Time them yourself and see how much faster it is for you. I think this is better than some benchmark that may or may not apply to you.
    
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When I overclocked my i5-2500K from 3.3GHz to 4.8GHz, I noticed a difference everywhere.

Just overclock it. There is no reason not to.

Edit: Oh man. You already have it at 5GHz.
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One way you could check for your own personal use is to do the same video editing task twice. Once overclocked and once stock. Time them yourself and see how much faster it is for you. I think this is better than some benchmark that may or may not apply to you.
Yeah! there's another easy way, simple timer method on a task before and after write/down, and your data is your proof =)
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Cinebench Before and after, you'll be amazed how much faster those little squares develop...
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Cinebench Before and after, you'll be amazed how much faster those little squares develop...
That exactly what i do
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There is especially an advantage to overclocking your 2600k. The 2600k has big headroom meaning you can easily get 30%+ increase in speed. You don't want a processor that is a third faster?
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there a reson i ask this i know in Cinebench with stock i get 7.40 and at 5ghz i get 9.89
3dmark11 i gain about 550 points from stock to 5 ghz.
but i dont see any speed diferance in ever day tasks. but i am going to test it.
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