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In the real world they are incredibly fast at stock speeds. Not everyone overclocks, only enthusiasts that are sporting much more expensive graphics power than the average joe do it to get the most out of their GPU (ie; reduce bottlenecks).
 
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it is a hobby.
learned a lot doing it, had fun, had victories and defeats, low cost
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post #33 of 78
Intel know enthusiasts will push them.
They leave significant room to turn up the dial.

AMD does to, their unlocked 'Black Edition' CPU's are admirable.
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free performance boost
    
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it seemed like a good idea
    
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post #36 of 78
I would say asking why you overclock is a lot like asking why someone would choose a fast processor over a slow one.
    
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post #37 of 78
overclocking cpu -> fast responce time / 5-10% OF MAXIMUM FPS and etc...
for gaming fps boost overclock your GPU
    
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post #38 of 78
I overclock simply to get the most out of my investment.
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I did it for just a bit tad more gaming performance,.........Then I found myself all hours of the day and week, Trying to get to 4.8, With the help of a member friend here...Now? Not so much gaming...Been playing more in BIOS
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To use the most out of the chip. Or else I would get a i5 2500 or a i7 2600 for cheaper. They are worth more, they should do more.

Also increases FPS by 5-10 too. Great for benches or running Autodesk Maya or After Effects encoding
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