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The thing is I read that the two games I currently play(Battlefield 3 and World of Warcraft) are CPU heavy, so I am wondering whether going from 4.5 to 4.7GHz will affect the minimum FPS in those games, especially in areas where it's very crowded and the frames drop to around 40.
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I don't believe it's worth it...I tried as well but could never get it going. It booted at 5ghz, but as some as I'd start P95, it would take a swan dive...voltages ranged from 1.4v to 1.51v
    
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The thing is I read that the two games I currently play(Battlefield 3 and World of Warcraft) are CPU heavy, so I am wondering whether going from 4.5 to 4.7GHz will affect the minimum FPS in those games, especially in areas where it's very crowded and the frames drop to around 40.
I don't know where you're getting this information...

As a matter of fact, there's actually ZERO fps improvement in BF3 going from a stock 2500k (3.3GHz) to an overclocked one.

Most especially at your resolution, the game is GPU bound.
post #14 of 17
This is OCN son! You overclock that CPU till it melts into slag! I think it in the ToS.

Though you can't really persue performance if you aren't able to max the system out...kind of why I haven't upgraded my CPU in a while. This old Lynnfield i7 doesn't even break a sweat yet on anything I can throw at it. Perhaps if I go to SLI I will need a better CPU for gaming, but not many non-gaming applications need a more powerful CPU than this these days. Software used to push hardware and now days it seems that hardware is pushing software.

However, if your temps are good and you don't plan to use the CPU for 10 years or more. I would max it out. You never know when a spike of CPU activity will hit and the extra MHz will be needed.

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I don't know where you're getting this information...

As a matter of fact, there's actually ZERO fps improvement in BF3 going from a stock 2500k (3.3GHz) to an overclocked one.

Most especially at your resolution, the game is GPU bound.
I believe this to be true...though I honestly don't have the game, but all the hardware tests on BF3 have shown little improvement even going from an AMD X2 to a 2600k. It is extremely GPU dependant.
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I don't know where you're getting this information...

As a matter of fact, there's actually ZERO fps improvement in BF3 going from a stock 2500k (3.3GHz) to an overclocked one.

Most especially at your resolution, the game is GPU bound.
I agree, but in large multiplayer maps where a lot is going on the screen, or in high populated areas in WoW such as Orgrimmar where you see around 100+ players moving around it's the CPU that could increase those minimum frames and not the GPU, right?
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What I was going to say has already been said, but if you can do it at a reasonable voltage, why not? That's why we're here right?

For me it takes 1.44v to run at 5.0, but the sweet spot for my chip seems to be where it's at and I'm happy with it; 4.8 @1.35v. I don't know if makes a diffference in games, I've never done a direct comparison. Unitl then I rely on those that have done it for information.

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Originally Posted by Demarki View Post
I agree, but in large multiplayer maps where a lot is going on the screen, or in high populated areas in WoW such as Orgrimmar where you see around 100+ players moving around it's the CPU that could increase those minimum frames and not the GPU, right?
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