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not trying to insult OP, but this placed is called "Overclock" .net, where overclocking is a main thing. It's like going to a gaming forum and ask "what's the point of gaming?". If I have hurt someone then I apologize.
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Originally Posted by junkerde View Post

not trying to insult OP, but this placed is called "Overclock" .net, where overclocking is a main thing. It's like going to a gaming forum and ask "what's the point of gaming?". If I have hurt someone then I apologize.
You would be surprised how many times I have been asked what overclocking is and what the point is. "Overclock".net just probably looked like the best place to start as overclock is in the name. He isn't trying to insult OCN by asking a question about overclocking. I say if he is interested in overclocking he should give it a try, and just take one step at a time with it.
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The point of overclocking is to get the most performance out of your hardware, sometimes this means extending the life of your current hardware by increasing the performance once it starts to feel "sluggish." My first time overclocking was for this very reason, as I said I would overclock once I felt like I needed it.
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because it sounds nice to have a 2600k at 5 ghz with aircooling wubsmiley.gif
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Originally Posted by Cavey00 View Post

Well for a lot of us you answered the question already. We like to explore the limits of our stuff
I mean I get it, pushing the limit of the digital frontier, and there is a distinct element of the tournament about benching/overclocking, but to what end?
Is it, dare I say, the middle class white man's version of Pimp My Ride? Is its popularity a peculiar demonstration of social status?
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To answer your question, if that is your only pc and you rely on it and/or can't afford to replace stuff if you make a mistake then no. Don't overclock it. If it's a toy, by all means play with it! You would be surprised how much you start to learn.

Kind of half and half, I have a great old Laptop and a disintegrating netbook, so if I melt my first PC, I'll live and learn. But I don't plan on doing any overclocking until I've built a stable system with a graphics card and good cooling.

Anyway thanks for the answers, good to know.
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because it sounds nice to have a 2600k at 5 ghz with aircooling wubsmiley.gif

A year ago I wouldn't have known what the heck that meant, now I know that that statement is and enigma shrouded in a mystery biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 103
sorta like asking "why does the speedometer on my car go to 165mph when I only drive the speed limit?"...most CPU&GPUs speedo can go much higher than the "stock" speed they are intended to run at for the average consumer...most people drive 65 and don't care....do i drive over the speedlimit...uh...sometimes.....

but do I overclock trying to hit 165mph? HELL YEA thumb.gif
post #18 of 103
easiest explenation... answer the question "what is the point of buying a faster clocked CPU, why not just get a low end i5 and be happy..." then once you answer that, ask the question "would you like to save money and still get a higher clocked chip".....




or as with others, because we can will suffice
post #19 of 103
When it comes to somthing like this I think everyone will have a diffrent opinion. My opinion of it is if you feel like your system is not performing to what you would like then you should overclock to get those extra frames or whatever you want. If you feel happy with the way you system is why overclock? it can lead to a number of bad things like damaging your hardware or causing your system not to work like it used to.
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In the OPs defense, a lot of people end up here after searching google for non overclocking related topics.

Can anyone recommend a decent computer forum that is not focused on overclocking?
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