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Should I overclock more? Is it worth it?

Poll Results: Should I shoot for 4.25?

 
  • 53% (8)
    DO IT!!! MUST HAVE MORE!!!!
  • 20% (3)
    Not worth the effort keep temps cooler
  • 26% (4)
    Hamburgers????
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post #1 of 11
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So I overclock to about 4.00 6 months ago max stress test temp CORE TEMP is ~62-65c at high 26c ambient. I'm currently at 1.3v vcore 1.28 vtt

The highest core temp I see in normal use is 51-52c when running heavy load in a single core application. (usually lower when using more threads for encoding etc.)

Now I'm thinking of shooting for about 4.25 which is about the max I think the h70 can hold.

Here is the kicker though it took me a while to get it really perfectly stable. Is it really worth the effort for another .25ghz? Will I really notice much of a difference.
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post #2 of 11
Hamburgers, definitely hamburgers.....

Oh wait, this isn't the drive through.

On topic:
You've got a 980X. 4.25GHz should be easy!
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post #3 of 11
I would totally overclock it to the max
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post #4 of 11
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The big issue is 1. My imc seems to be a little weak making it harder (even if I drop mem speed or reduce the amount of memory) so it takes more finagling.

So the big question is... Is that extra .25 worth or will it be unnoticeable?
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post #5 of 11
I don't think you will notice any big difference if you are jumping from 4ghz to 4.25ghz, roughly about 6.25% clock speed increase. Do you plan to keep this computer for a long time, say 2-3 years? If so, then I would keep it at 4ghz so it stays cooler and last longer. But if you are going to upgrade to something better, say when SB-E or BD come out, then yes, overclock that thing to the max. I doubt you can tell the difference by a 0.25ghz jump other than using benchmarks to verify...
post #6 of 11
OC as much as you can, but dont get the temps too high. It is not worth having the chip too hot for a couple of .2ghz and added voltage, unless you are doing benching and stuff
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post #7 of 11
That was OCN is about pushin it to the limit!!!!!!!!

Now what kinda Burgers? Is there Bacon involved?
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by marik123 View Post
I don't think you will notice any big difference if you are jumping from 4ghz to 4.25ghz, roughly about 6.25% clock speed increase. Do you plan to keep this computer for a long time, say 2-3 years? If so, then I would keep it at 4ghz so it stays cooler and last longer. But if you are going to upgrade to something better, say when SB-E or BD come out, then yes, overclock that thing to the max. I doubt you can tell the difference by a 0.25ghz jump other than using benchmarks to verify...
Yeah the temps are nice now and I do plan to keep it for quite some time. I figure hexacore and 4.0ghz should run everything fine for a good long while.
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post #9 of 11
HAMBURGERS!!!

I've never been afraid of temperatures. Just keep cranking until you get thermal throttling. Then just keep going.
    
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post #10 of 11
i dont think its worth the trouble for 0.25ghz! REALY
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