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Ok I have been overclocking my rig for a while now. Very conservative all together, going from 2.4-2.6 tops.

My main question is besides overclocking your video card, how much does overclocking the cpu and memory affect fps in games?

OC'ing the video card has obvious improvements (such as my card which i get an average 20 more frames from and oc.)

Still im not sure how much OC'ing the CPU and memory have on performance.

Any info?
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Better loading times and improved all around performance.
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win i ocd my CPU i did notice a steady 3 more fps.
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Well besides the loading times, any specifics on how the performance is better in game?
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That what im trying to figure out here, if the work put into cooling the cpu to get a higher overclock and buying overclocking memory is really worth it. The performance gains from OC'ing the vid card seem to be exponentially better than oc'ing the cpu. I can understand if it is used to squeeze every last fps out of your system but with all the money spent on cooling and wasted on high end ram, couldn't you just buy a better vid card?

Remember this is all from a gaming point of view.
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Well besides the loading times, any specifics on how the performance is better in game?
Well the loading times will increase well, and so will boot times, and the game will run smoother, and if you have any lag in the beggining that will go away, most of it is due to the ram though, and you will see pretty much a significant amount of performance increase in everything in the game....depeneding on how much your overclocking

you ram should be fine for a decent overclock, only if your trying to push it to EXTREME limits
Whats the timings and the speed its running at
look in CPUz and post a screen shot
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Well the loading times will increase well, and so will bott times, and the game will run smoother, and if you have any lag in the beggining that will go away, most of it is due to the ram though, and you will see pretty much a significant amount of performance increase in everything in the game....depeneding on how much your overclocking
^^ exactly, I think of OCing as adding some pure N20 to my car's engine.
    
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^^ exactly, I think of OCing as adding some pure N20 to my car's engine.
But free N20....ohh yeahhh
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post #9 of 17
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I've played with my OC for a long time.

Ram maxes at around 250-255/ 2.5-3-3-6

Mobo can go well beyond that.

Unfortunately my cpu does not like to go past 2.6 absolute max even with a higer vcore.
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Oh and at stock my mem runs at 2-3-2-6
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