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post #11 of 17
Asking what an overclock does for you is like asking why should you buy the 4gig processor instead of the 3gig or asking if you should buy the lower end videocard or the mid-range videocard.
post #12 of 17
The real benifit from overclocking the CPU and Memory subsystem comes into play when the game has exotic physics algorithms. (F.E.A.R and HL2 Source for example) also games which are HUGE in scale (X3: Reunion or some MMP type stuff)
The GFX function is to render the scene.
The CPU, Memory, Drives function is to direct the scene.

Both are critical to a satisfying and tasty gaming experience, IMO.

OC'ing one particular part of the system often will reveal bottlenecks elsewhere in the system.

Also, hardware can only run as well as the software which it is running, some software (games) require more CPU 'horsepower' just because it is bloated and ill concieved to start with.
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Hmmm but i still have yet to see a game that would slow down my game due to complicated physics algorithms except of course 3dmark but that is just benchmarking and has little to do with how well something plays a game. Even F.E.A.R. didn't see any slowdown when all of the CPU options were turned on. Tested it by lobbing grenades through a window into a room with lots of boxes in it and watching. Nothing.

Still have yet to play X3 though.
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w00t! Free performance!
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Hmmm but i still have yet to see a game that would slow down my game due to complicated physics algorithms except of course 3dmark but that is just benchmarking and has little to do with how well something plays a game. Even F.E.A.R. didn't see any slowdown when all of the CPU options were turned on. Tested it by lobbing grenades through a window into a room with lots of boxes in it and watching. Nothing.

Still have yet to play X3 though.
Where you will see a difference is at the Uber Cool parts of the game such as a KickA$$ firefight where there are a lot of PCs and NPCs and such. The grenade and boxes 'test' is not very accurate IMO. You may not tell any difference on todays game, tomorrows game may be a different story altogether.
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Good point on that but as of now i dont really see the point with OC'ing my system for a while.

Getting myself the Epox 754pin SLI board and a 7800gt soon too. w00t!
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post #17 of 17
Just wait until Oblivion comes out. I'm sure that game will really test your current setup

A lot of games out by Q3 '06 will want you to push your current rig (if you still have it).
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