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Why overclock?

my friend says all overclocking does is screw up systems, im here to prove him wrong and ask what are benefits from overclocking? Ive already listed things to him but he wants to hear it from you guys smile.gif
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Why not get more performance when you have the ability to? Like my cpu came at 2.8 stock. Why would I leave it at that when I can have it at 4.0 like I do know? I find it pretty fun/exciting too. I've learned a ton from overclocking and discussing it here with the people on this site.
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I dont think he understands what fast is, cause i believe hes running am2 athlon x4 or something, with a ddr2 ram supported board.
post #4 of 21
For the fun.
For the added performance.
For value/$.

I do it mainly for fun and increased value/$. ATM I'm working on overclocking a Phenom II x2 that I got for 60$. I've already got it semi-stable at 3.8 ghz unlocked to x4. But I've also been enjoying the past day I've been fine tuning it. (Not a black edition, ref clock OCing)
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pursuit of performance . . . that's what OC stands for. whatever component even the cheapest cpu, gpu or ram. we try.

plus it makes your system more worht it.
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for the excitement and thrill too biggrin.gif
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For performance and/or just a hobby. In CPU intensive tasks you can get huge boosts with overclocking.
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More power ;D
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post #9 of 21
free performance increase. your friend is an eejit

edit to add: if it's screwing up systems then you'redoingitwrong.jpg
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A properly overclocked system will not have any problems...if a system is stable it is that. Yes there are concerns of degradation but it is usually over a long period, usually you are in need of a hardware upgrade every 3 years. If you are working to get a good 24/7 overclock you need a good balance of performance vs. temps/power consumption that won't harm the CPU. The greater the overclock the more attention is needed to the other components in the system like RAM, PSU and motherboard. You can't buy just any and expect great results.

My system is overclocked about 20% faster, that means I get 20% more performance over all compared to my stock settings. That is 20% more fps in games 20% more e-peen on benchmarking software and free performance.

In the end it comes down to needs, I need more visual effects and FPS in games.
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