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I took my 2600k from stock to 4.4ghz and it gave me roughly 30% increase in video encoding fps and processing time.
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30% gain for free is usually HUGE for any kind of computing.
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so i converted a avi video to dvd it was a small file stock it took 180 seconds thats convertting and burning it to dvd.

at 4.8 ghz the same file took 160 seconds so i saved 20 seconds.

so say for some thing that would take 1 hour to get done at stock and only took 55 minuts at 4.8.
is it worth it for a home user i can see if you had a busniess where you did a lot
and it saved you hours a day.

don,t get me wrong i all way o/c my cpu but i am just getting to the point that it is not worth it.

unless your doing loads of photo or video editing stuff like that
but it is nice to see my 3.8 cpu at 4.8 to 5 ghz stable.
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Let's say you make a 40% overclock, video encoding will be 40% faster. As simple as that (in games it's not gonna 1:1 increase since it's not 100% cpu dependant).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billythekid2012 View Post
so i converted a avi video to dvd it was a small file stock it took 180 seconds thats convertting and burning it to dvd.

at 4.8 ghz the same file took 160 seconds so i saved 20 seconds.

so say for some thing that would take 1 hour to get done at stock and only took 55 minuts at 4.8.
is it worth it for a home user i can see if you had a busniess where you did a lot
and it saved you hours a day.

don,t get me wrong i all way o/c my cpu but i am just getting to the point that it is not worth it.

unless your doing loads of photo or video editing stuff like that
but it is nice to see my 3.8 cpu at 4.8 to 5 ghz stable.
I wouldn't count the time it takes to burn into the equation. That will be limited by your media/dvd burner. If the application you are using to encode is written for multicore systems you should see an improvement in encoding time.

If you do not see much of animprovement, the program may only be using a core or two, not all that are available. If that is the case you may have to find a new program
    
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i was using Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter
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Does that program support 8 threads though?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billythekid2012 View Post
so i converted a avi video to dvd it was a small file stock it took 180 seconds thats convertting and burning it to dvd.

at 4.8 ghz the same file took 160 seconds so i saved 20 seconds.

so say for some thing that would take 1 hour to get done at stock and only took 55 minuts at 4.8.
is it worth it for a home user i can see if you had a busniess where you did a lot
and it saved you hours a day.

don,t get me wrong i all way o/c my cpu but i am just getting to the point that it is not worth it.

unless your doing loads of photo or video editing stuff like that
but it is nice to see my 3.8 cpu at 4.8 to 5 ghz stable.
Yeah, but it's still worth it because it's fun and it adds value to your investment.
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post #19 of 23
I noticed a huge difference when I was encoding my blueray collection (2.5 to 3.8ghz), saved my a ton of time.
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post #20 of 23
all i can say if its not worth it to you then tune it down a bit go stable at 4.5 dont stress your cpu if you dont need to.
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