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Originally Posted by aymanibousi View Post

I didnt want to create a new thread but I have a question which is relevant, does OCing videocard/CPU reduce its lifespan?

A very important factor of overclocking that many people look over is the fact of checking temps along each increase of every increment of voltage. Yes, there are safe zone and as well as unsafe zones where we believe that chips shouldn't be pushed that far. But to answer your question, it all depends upon what volts are you feeding the GPU, what GPU is it, how's it being cooled and what temps does it show on regular usage.

So your question isn't as easy as it sounds to be answered but rather raises a multiple of other different questions that need to be known as well.
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He said "and as fast as".
Irrelevant? Still wrong
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i7 920 @ 4ghz isnt as fast a 2500k in gaming. even at 4.4 i doubt it. so that even further rules out the 2600k and the 3770k. and saying faster than the 4770k? I hate to nitpick, but stop talking out of your ass.

The 920 basically packs a punch in memory related apps, better than quads of the second and third gen. But yes, it does lack in processing power. In processing power, a 2500K can be directly compared to a 965.
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Irrelevant? Still wrong

 

Can you prove that an i7-920 at 4.4 GHz is not faster than those if they are at stock, or at least as fast as they are? I'm not saying saying he's right (but I'm not saying he's wrong either), I'm just asking you to prove it. All you said is that you doubt it.

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I used to get mid range components when i was young. And i oced to make them faster. Then its just became a hobby and competition.
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post #46 of 169
I'm pretty sure a 920 at 4.4 would be faster if not just as fast as a stock 2500k in games.
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I'm pretty sure a 920 at 4.4 would be faster if not just as fast as a stock 2500k in games.

It is faster. I have had Core i7 920 @ 4.4GHz, 2500K @ 4.8GHz, 3570K @ 4.6GHz and 3770K @ 4.6GHz. Core i7 920 @ 4.4GHz is as fast or faster then all the 3 other CPUs @ stock. Overclocking the other CPUs is a different story. In reality you cant tell the different in games from all those 4 CPUs.
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It is faster. I have had Core i7 920 @ 4.4GHz, 2500K @ 4.8GHz, 3570K @ 4.6GHz and 3770K @ 4.6GHz. Core i7 920 @ 4.4GHz is as fast or faster then all the 3 other CPUs @ stock. Overclocking the other CPUs is a different story. In reality you cant tell the different in games from all those 4 CPUs.

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Mine would only do 4ghz frown.gif
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See 8800GT? You either know or you don't know. Just saying that you doubt it does not make it become fact. When the i7-920 is at 4.4 GHz, it's faster than the 2600K, 3770K at stock, and so it's probably just as fast as the 4770K at stock.

 

Lesson learned, I'd say. Don't correct people based on your guess.


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