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Should I Overclock

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I've been a programmer for 20 years but hardware scares me. ;-) I've been playing Cities: Skylines and it's maxing out my cpu's when my cities get big. That makes me think I need to overclock but I don't know if I should. Once I decide, then I can figure out how to do it. I think I included all of my pc info in the rigbuilder in my signature. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Me too, i've been a developer for 12 years (Object Pascal & Java), but hardware do not scares me.

Before that i was a Computer/Network Technician for 7 years, but never really drop the ball, i love hardware. thumb.gif

I have a FX-8350 currently in stock mode.

It runs at 4.2Ghz Turbo Mode (light single thread loads) and all games i have run very well on my 60Hz monitor.

But we all know that AMD single thread performance can hurt some games performance.

Yes you should overclock you RIG to some 3.5GHz.

AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X6 Processor
Model Number Frequency Total L2 Cache L3 Cache Packaging Thermal Design Power
1100T* 3.3 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
1090T* 3.2 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
1055T 2.8 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI

Your gains will be significant. But can your Motherboard, Cooler and PSU handle the job?

In my tests, s.t games can make up 35% in frame rate with a 1 Ghz overclock in my FX.

You should be able to clock that PII up to 3.5Ghz with little effort !
Edited by jclafi - 2/25/16 at 11:28am
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Great, thanks for your help. Time to go figure out how to do it...I just jiggle the zenard diode thingy, right?
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