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3770k and overclocking for gaming

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I want to hear what you guys experience gaming wise when you overclock.

I can run my pc anywhere from stock to 4.5ghz and in my games if there is a difference in FPS it is unnoticeable. I figure this is due to my gtx680 2gb signature series? what do you think? I get 5 fps difference from stock compared to 4.5ghz on open gl test using cinebench the only big difference I get is on the cpu test of cinebench the multithreading gets way better from an 8.20 at 4.0 to 9.12 at 4.5
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I didn't notice any difference either when I overclocked my 2500K from stock to 4.7 GHz.  I believe that this shows just how powerful they are.

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post #3 of 36
gaming it won't make much if any difference, your CPU won't bottleneck your GPU in the slightest at any speed.
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that's what I figured I will be staying at 1.0v @ 4.0 than. Cant beat these temps not even touching 60c
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I was going from 4.2 to 4.5 back and fourth, its just not worth it since all I do is game and am not seeing much if any improvements with higher clocks. the only number that is higher is heat lol.
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I keep my 3770K at 4.6Ghz. When running prime it just reaches 70°C but in games not even 60.
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Depends what games you're playing. Mainstream games that were built for consoles and also happen to run on PC won't be CPU demanding because they are designed to run on hardware from 2005. cod, far cry, etc. Playing games built for the PC will show better results when your CPU is overclocked. IE natural selection 2. that game will put anyone's rig in this forum to shame on max.
Edited by pilla99 - 12/11/12 at 8:25am
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I play the following crisis, cod black ops 2, CS global offense, dirt2 and battlefield 3. In all of those games I don't see a reason to overclock
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What about a 3570K? All I use my pc is for gaming. Wondering if its worth overclocking.
    
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Only if your GPU's are bottlenecking your CPU. Which no gpu is capable of at the moment. tongue.gif
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