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I'm waiting on my CPU which is i7 2600k turbo boost. I never really gotten in to over clocking but I have been reading a lot around forums. One question that for some reason I still haven't found the answer. What benefits you get to OC your CPU?


I have asked before if is ok to buy and after market cooler instead of using its original cooler. Since is not recommend to use its original one it comes with. I haven't been told if I'm not going to OC my CPU an after market cooler might do more harm than good.


But it doesn't make any sense I thought the cooler your CPU is when you have it on a big load of work even if you are OC it will benefits you.

I also would like to learn more about the OC and be able to accomplish some real good OC.

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I would still buy a good cpu cooler even if I didnt plan to OC.

1. It will look great
2. Will keep your cpu cool
3. If you ever want to OC you'll be rdy.
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Better cooler gives lower temps and less noise if you get the right one. I would suggest one even if not overclocking. I recently purchased a hyper 212+ which you'll hear alot about on these forums. They deserve all the talk they get they are great and cheap.
    
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My plan was to get a cooler anyways and a good thermal compound. I was just trying to confirm first. My question still unanswered about the benefits from OC.

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My plan was to get a cooler anyways and a good thermal compound. I was just trying to confirm first. My question still unanswered about the benefits from OC.

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Overclocking increases performance. It's simply increasing the cpu speed and can allow a lower priced part to perform equally with a much higher priced part. To some, it's a hobby and for others, it's done to achieve some real world performance increases.
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1) What benefits you get to OC your CPU?

2) I haven't been told if I'm not going to OC my CPU an after market cooler might do more harm than good.


3) I also would like to learn more about the OC and be able to accomplish some real good OC.
1) if you're not going to OC, then I don't see much benefit in throwing away money unless the stock fan noise bothers you. The temps will be perfectly acceptable as the majority of processors in the world are running on stock fans. A cooler won't make your stock CPU run any faster or slower

2) it won't do more harm than good, unless you totally botch the install. then you have a chance of overheating, but then you just fix it.

3) you won't learn if you don't try. don't have to buy the best and most expensive cooler. just get one with the best bang for the buck to get your feet wet.
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It is definitely worth it, in my opinion, to get an after market cooler even if not overclocking.
As mentioned before the Cooler Master 212+ is a great bang for the buck cooler, it will make sure your stock runs at great temps and will be much quieter than stock fan. Even if I didn't overclock I would run an after market cooler as well.
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My plan was to get a cooler anyways and a good thermal compound. I was just trying to confirm first. My question still unanswered about the benefits from OC.

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The only real benefit to over clocking is getting faster performance. So if your cpu unzips a large compressed file in a minute and you overclock it 30% it will uncompress the file in 40 seconds instead. Same with everything else, when you overclock your cpu or gpu you get faster performance in everything they do.
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I'm starting to like this OC. I just want to educate myself more where I don't shorten the life of my CPU when I do it.

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I'd just go to newegg and chk the out, and then i'd read some reviews on ur case and see what people say about the room/ air flow ect...., because you don't want to get something too big.
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For example when the 1055T and 1090T came out. In few mins I did a light OC to run the 1055T at 1090T speeds w/o upping voltage or anything. So in a way I saved the price difference from those 2 cpus. I know you could achieve a higher overclock with the 1090T, but still I thought a 1055T was a better buy an cheaper.
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