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post #31 of 36
haha yeah on the spot on resurrection. I enjoy my Corsair A70 but I don't need to push the extra 100 or 200 mhz out of my CPU. I'm happy with not dropping below 100 frames. Dips from 120 to 108 are acceptable.
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post #32 of 36
I've heard a lot about degradation of chips but I have always overclocked my cpu and gpu never had any problems at all. Free performance seems a no brainier to me. :-)
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I've heard a lot about degradation of chips but I have always overclocked my cpu and gpu never had any problems at all. Free performance seems a no brainier to me. :-)
post #34 of 36
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Wow who dug this up lol I now have a new CPU @4.8 and replaced gpu paste for.a 10c drop. I am now.overclocking ram, gpu and CPU lol thx guys
post #35 of 36
I haven't heard anything about degradation. The elusive CPU degradation. I think it's common on Sandy but otherwise I never hear about it, especially with ivy.

I like to think that joining OCN has saved me a ton of money. I got an i7-3770K system for $500, per my sig, from basically watching the online deals, understanding what components I need. But more than saving money, I've gained a ton of performance. For $500 I might have a piece of crap laptop with barely any graphics card or some terrible dell. I'd say my system right now, 4.9ghz+ and 2400mhz ram, gtx 460, ssd, I mean that kind of performance just to buy would costs thousands of dollars. Plus I got a light in my case, i put in a window for literally the cost of the rubber trim which was less than a mcdonalds burger...

Some people overclock to reach extremes, some people like me do it to save money and get great value.

Depends what games you play but CPU is a huge part of minimum FPS, which for many games, is the most important value because it's basically how bad does your system get in the middle of an intense battle or firefight ot two clashing armies that you need to micro. It might seem okay on a crap system but when you play with higher fps you can feel you have a lot more control. Personally I play a cpu intensive game, and even a 3960x will stutter in big army clashes in sc2 (it'll still be playable but you are talking 15-35 minimum fps from low end to extremely high end), and on top of it I stream, so every 100mhz is noticeable to me.

I didn't stream before I overclocked, but overclocking let me play and stream on top. Why not stream every game you play, eventually you'll get a following, feedback, etc. You can maybe stream on weaker CPUs but overclocking makes a huge gain when it comes to streaming.
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post #36 of 36
Yep on ivy I haven't seen it either I know a few people running 5.0 and 5.1 with high temps and high voltage for the past 6 months and still 0 problems. There still running like brand new no degradation as for sandy well I've seen a few degrade but nothing serious, have seen a couple saying that ivy degrades but have yet to see any proof. Most of the time it is beginners claiming this and I doubt there systems were stable to begin with.
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