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Practical reason for overclocking?

post #1 of 10
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Besides gaming what other usages warrant the need for more than 3ghz?
Even games don't benefit that much from the extra cpu cycles. Let's get a discussion going.
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post #2 of 10
Rendering, video editing, folding, etc.
post #3 of 10
Cough. Folding. Cough.
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post #4 of 10
Windows works better if you overclock your atom CPU...


With proper CPU's, no real reason aside from the ones stated above..
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post #5 of 10
Anything CPU-dependent will get a boost. File compressions, video rendering, etc. will take a lot less time with an overclocked CPU.
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post #6 of 10
Well gaming is the number one priority for me to overclock.
Anything else is just a bonus.
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post #7 of 10
Free performance gain, gaming, folding, video rendering. That's my personal use order I suppose.
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post #8 of 10
Its like not buying the processor that costs $400 more and getting the same preformance..

For free.
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post #9 of 10
Extend the life of your current PC when it gets outdated. When it's too slow to keep up, pump up the volts, and OC the crap out of it, squeeze another year out of it, if it dies at that point, no loss since you were going to replace it anyways.
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post #10 of 10
I have an older processor and I want the most performance for what I have because I don't plan on dropping a bunch of money for a new processor.
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