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I've been watching this forum for a while (since before the update) and find it very interesting and have finally decided to join! I know a lot about computers but actually I am not that big into overclocking, although I used to be and can do it no problem.

Simple reason for it too. Why do we all overclock? To increase the FPS on our games would be the biggest reason I'd guess! biggrin.gif

The trouble is... there haven't been a lot of good games lately, and for the past couple years, games have not increased in how demanding they are imo! Like if you have a Phenom II or Yorkfield CPU and a GTX470/5850 class graphics card, there isn't much out there or anything coming up that you will have trouble running or where overclocking will make any significant usability difference (although exceptions do exist)!

So actually, ironically, I am into things such as making my PC as quiet and low power as possible while at the same time getting the best performance in such a situation (I'm a fan of low voltage CPUs, undervolting, etc), and also data redundancy with RAID and significant speed boosts with SSDs and high quality sound cards, so I definitely still have a place here! thumb.gif
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Yeah most people know that the overclock on their CPU isn't helping gaming much. (I think I read typically it helps only by 1-3 frames)
Bragging rights are the main reason I assume. I only OCed my processor to hit 7.8 on WEI, I'm so noob.biggrin.gif

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Welcome to OCN!
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I overclock to stroke my E-Peen
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Yeah, me too!
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Welcome to OCN. I overclock for one simple reason. To get the most performance at time of build for the most reasonable amount of money. Also, overclocking can extend to use of a computer. For instance; I have a ten year old PC running a single core AMD CPU at 2.2 Ghz with 1.5 gb of memory and a Nvidia 7600GS. My kids use this PC for light gaming and surfing the web. My 5 children, aged 5 to 15, share this pc in the main room. I overclocked it a few years ago and it is going strong as ever. So, overclocking may not improve frame rates, but it will extend the use of it tremendously. Besides, if you want better frame rates, you have to upgrade your GPU. By overclocking you CPU, it helps to keep it from bottlenecking the GPU.
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