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post #11 of 38
Because running stock is boring.
    
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post #12 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metaldude View Post

It's as simple as everything just runs faster. Even for gaming where most (probably not here:p) people think that the GPU does all the work you can still see a noticeable improvement having the CPU OC'd. I'd have to do a little digging but I read a great article that did side by side comparisons and pretty much every game they tested showed a marked increase in fps(objective) and general smoothness(subjective).
Also because it's fun. Well...to us nerdy types anyway.
Edit - ^ Capitan explained it much better. ^

I agree with this.

I have a 5870 GPU that I used to have in crossfire on my old Phenom II 970X4 @4ghz - my performance in games was much worse than what it is now running a single GPU with my new i73930k chip. I never thought it would but it does and the gains were actually quite huge.
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post #13 of 38
Because it's fun...

lol. I have no other reason really other than that.
 
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Once you overclock and run benchmarks and game and such...you get addicted and you HAVE to overclock everything you put your hands on. Its like a addiction. I havnt ran a stock PC since i ran 3DMark01 when it wasnt even a week old. I just have to...pretty numbers are like my nerd porn.biggrin.gif
post #15 of 38
I just did my first OC today (took the 2500k straight to 4.5, about 50C load) for F@H and to not bottleneck my 590. Simple as that.
post #16 of 38
unless it gets it done before i think about it..it's not fast enough! sonic.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phenom01 View Post

Once you overclock and run benchmarks and game and such...you get addicted and you HAVE to overclock everything you put your hands on. Its like a addiction. I havnt ran a stock PC since i ran 3DMark01 when it wasnt even a week old. I just have to...pretty numbers are like my nerd porn.biggrin.gif

redface.gif I'm glad all of us aren't the same here. It's rather embarrassing that you think that.
I don't consider myself a "nerd."
post #18 of 38
it's like a legal Drug once you get started you just need more stronger, faster. same as with cars HP rules. On the flip side it is a sense of accomplishment You took a stock chip that ran at a set speed and not only made run it fasted but kept it stable.

Give it a shot and you to may be hooked biggrin.gif
    
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We do it for the E-Peen and because we can!!! thumb.gif
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post #20 of 38
There are several reasons...

1. Free Performance
2. A Game / Hobby... How far can my skills at overclocking push the chip?
3. E-Peen (I haz higher OC than you har har!)
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