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OVERCLOCK CPU, GPU, RAM, Push more Trying Far as I Can GO. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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If you game, it will change according to your resolution and to your GPU setup.
The lower the resolution, the more CPU dependant any 3d application will be. The higher the resolution, more stress will be put on the GPUs.
If you have a tri 580s sli stup, for example, it is a MUST to overclock your CPU as far as you can.

On normal systems and normal resolution, you usually see the best gains not in average performance, but the minimun FPS (don't quote me here, I might be completly wrong, as something on the back of my head says it might be the high FPSs )


Appart from that, you can see the results on windows usage if you want to convert an album from FLAC to OGG, for example. Converting a huge MKV movie into a format supported by your ipod. If you zip, unzip. If you have 4 virtual machines running, if you are simulating stuff, like I do all the time for college works, if you are working with pictures like in matlab, cad or photoshop, etc, etc, etc.

So, you overclock it because it doesn't really draw more energy, because it will stand most of the time in idle, and there isn't a dramatic difference in that area.
Because everything is going to perfor faster, unless they are bottlenecked by something else.
Because you can do all I mentioned above at the same time with better results, AKA multiasking will show huge improvements.

Because if you are somebody like me that likes overclocking, to get the performance of an unoverclocked 2600k I would buy a cheaper CPU and overclock the hell out of it.

etc, etc, etc

This is my opninon, I hope anybody appreciates and respects it.
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more performance... i often wait for my computer to process things...
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Mainly to increase the speed of video encoding/transcoding.

Also to speed up audio conversion time.
Turning 36GB of music into 18GB takes a while.

Wouldn't it be nice if it were all done instantly? Sure would! Only problem we have is that it cannot be done, so overclocking gets it done for us in a shorter time.


I even overclocked my graphics card by around 30%. This brought me up from 40FPS to around 60FPS in a few games and they're now playable until I decide to purchase a new card and play them at max settings
Edited by Shadow11377 - 8/18/11 at 2:35am
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Because it's fun ?!
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Because there's no point in getting a K series chip if you don't overclock it?
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Why not?

But seriously...just because of the extra power.

My rig is like the Genie from Aladdin; PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWAHHHH!!!... iiiiiiitty bitty living space.
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I don't now why I overclock my CPU. It doesn't really register as a thing to me anymore. It just kind-of happens. It's not just CPU's, either.

When I clicked 'Confirm' on my gtx590 order, I swore I would leave it as it is and just play the crap out of every game on really high settings.

Nowadays, you can find me lurking in the 590 vs 6990 thread benching for kicks.
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Originally Posted by OMG It's Bob View Post
Why not?

But seriously...just because of the extra power.

My rig is like the Genie from Aladdin; PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWAHHHH!!!... iiiiiiitty bitty living space.
You should change the name of your rig to that. lol
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