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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Nugu;15419227 
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)

Very true. It's very comparable to adding more horsepower to a car. Everyone wants better performance, so with the right understanding of it, overclocking is quite beneficial. I am going to say that most people, just like your misinformed friend is, does not know or understand even the basics of overclocking. So as basic as it sounds, would you like the performance of a $1000 CPU for $250? Of course you do, that's where overclocking comes in.
    
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I'm into video editing and overclocking means a big difference in time. I have both my cpu and video card overclocked. To overclock you need the best cooling you can get. Air cooling works fine and you can get one on ebay at a good savings. I find ones with copper fins and base work very well. Stay away from flashy chrome or pollished units. For those other members that will argue about that' check Kirchoff's laws of thermal dynamics. My cpu is usually under body temerature. Fans to keep your case cool also hel a lot.
If your into games you won't believe the change in performance. Go for it but start slow and build up your overclock speed as you find your systems ability.
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I overclock for benchmarking. ^_^
    
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Got women? Depends on your performance.
Need better performance? Then you overclock.
Don't know how to overclock? Push yourself to the limit.
Went over the limit? Sorry bud...prepare for RMA.

Regret, Misfortune, Anguish

Stay single guys...



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post #15 of 21
It's like saying why buy a fast car or adding a turbo to it when a ****ty Smart car will still get from point A to point B.

Speed and customization!
post #16 of 21
I overclock because it's available and I can.
    
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Because overclocked, my $300($500 where I live) 2600k can outperform or at least match a 990x in pretty much every application for a fraction of the price.
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A lot of modern CPUs are designed with the expectation that you'll overclock them. You can overclock quite a lot without having to worry about stability, or even having to worry all that much about cooling. An i5-2500k is practically begging to be OCed to at least 4.3GHz.
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post #19 of 21
Most important reason to overclock: To get the slowest part of your system on par with other parts

My rig is an example:
My CPU is at stock setting but the GPU is overclocked because its the bottleneck.

If you have GTX580 SLI and a phenom 955, its the cpu that should be overclocked.
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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.
^^This
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