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post #11 of 21
As others have stated, and I have preached in many a thread. OC'ing is pointless in a proper build gaming rig. In my sig rig I have everything at stock clocks but the GPU. OC'ing my GPU gives me some more frame's in some games.

Really there are two reasons for overclocking in a gaming rig. 1:THE E-PEEN!
and 2: it allows you to buy cheap hardware and get more performance out of it.

I might end up doing some CPU Overclocking when I get my crossfire set up, but it it don't bottle neck the GPU's I see no point to it.
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post #12 of 21
I saw great increases in performance and snappiness by OC'ing my CPU-NB for my Phenom 965. Having it at 4ghz and NB stock vs 3.6 ghz CPU and 2.6ghz NB have similar performance. I had to tone it down due to bad temps(gotta reseat the cooler soon, damn you prebuilt PCs) but OC'ing the NB really made up for the performance lost when drawing back from 4ghz to 3.6.
post #13 of 21
Because we can.

You honestly don't notice any difference from 3.2 GHz to 4 GHz? I can see and feel the Operating System working faster. Obviously, if you don't do any highly threaded tasks then you see less of an increase.

If you don't feel the difference then don't bother. I have, in the past, considered going back to stock but then what would I do with my water cooling? Why buy a nice cooler or pimp out my system if it's just gonna run stock?

I am too much of an enthusiast to give it all up, even though it would be a lot cheaper!
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post #14 of 21
i enjoy overclocking. It gives me something to do when im bored and i can see how good my parts are.
post #15 of 21
try oc'ing your gpu to 1st 950/1100 without voltage tweak. play some games and see if it makes a difference. if it does, go higher 1000/1150. watch your temp.

your cpu is a beast even at stock, like you said, the gpu will be a bottleneck.
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post #16 of 21
I OC for chicks, beer, money and fame.
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by NoGuru View Post
I OC for chicks, beer, money and fame.
So much truth
post #18 of 21
I've recently found a good excuse for overclocking is to run Folding@Home. It's win-win (as long as you're not paying for the electricity).
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post #19 of 21
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why am I overclocking? Does an overclock show at all doing homework?
Well if you are an electrical engineer, Compiling Code for an FPGA then it does.

and yes you can OC your gpu with the stock cooler 9 times out of 10.
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post #20 of 21
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My "homework" mostly involves graphing out stuff in economics.

Well, I shall give OCing my GPU a try. My room is usually kept from 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the coming winter months. I just like it that way (and it saves a ton of money) so hopefully temps won't be a huge issue. Besides, I have an intake fan blowing right into the GPU's heatsink. In Crysis 2, I believe GPU temps are like 50c, but I'm not quite sure of that. Any good in-game GPU temp monitors?
    
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