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post #11 of 33
The exact same reason as to why people spend £70k on a Nissan GTR and decide to mod the hell out of it even though it's stupidly fast in the first place.

Because you can.

If there is head room, it will be utilised.
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post #12 of 33
Going back to the crazy clocks people do, suicide runs and the such...

People are going to OC for performance gains, because they can and because it's very effective when it comes to bang for the buck.

(and of course if you don't overclock an i7 it's almost a waste, I felt filthy running on stock)

But with the performance gains people, will inevitably come the people who will overclock just to see how far something can go. Which serves it's own point.


There's also the whole one-up-man-ship of the whole affair... "mine is better than yours " etc.
    
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post #13 of 33
LOL, I just came back from a failed dice run, continuing next week. Nevertheless, we do such things for the pure purpose of doing it.
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post #14 of 33
Quote:
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I'm running at stock voltage with my overclock and I am also running cooler than I would with the stock cooler AMD gives to you just because I spent 30 bucks to buy a better one myself.

So how would this hurt my CPU if my voltage is set to stock and my cooling is fine.
This. I only over clocked maybe 30-40%, and my temps are the same, if not better than stock cooling.
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post #15 of 33
I OC to get things done faster.

Even with a 4.2GHz hyper-threaded hex-core, there is always room for improvement in encoding and cryptography.
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GTAIV drives cpu usage to 90% on wrath.

I need all the CPU speed I can get.
 
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post #17 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idiot View Post
GTAIV drives cpu usage to 90% on wrath.

I need all the CPU speed I can get.
yea, gtaiv is reason i built my sig rig. i went from a q9300 with a 8800gt(neither overclocked), to an i7 860 with 2x 460gtx sli(4ghz cpu, 875 ghz gpu) with a water loop for the cpu.

gtaiv is very cpu demanding.
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post #18 of 33
^GTAIV is quite a *****.
Managed to get a solid 45fps average on a Q6600 and G92GTS with the highest settings it would allow me to set. But that was at 3.55Ghz and an insane overclock on the videocard. Both of which still run, almost three years after I bought it. And both components were abused.

Quote:
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Yeah, i can run 3.6Ghz on my i7 920 at stock voltages, also means no harm done and i get free performance.
More cycles is more cycles regardless of whether you throw more voltages at it or not it's still going to dent a bit if you plan on keeping it for the following 50 years.

Though seeing quite a big percentage of the people do not intend to keep their CPU's for a decade, including myself. We overclock for the hell of it, because why the hell not.
Edited by MasterFire - 1/8/11 at 8:48pm
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post #19 of 33
i see a lot of people trying to get more bananas... and i really like oranges, and wonder if the way people get more bananas will help give me more orange juice...


you're not going to notice much of anything with starcraft 2... even with a decent GPU this game isn't going to put any strain on a decent computer... much less on a decent CPU...

there are applications where the added CPU performance is not only noticeable but desirable...

i would be asking "why can't this dude comprehend people want more for their money?" before i would ask "why do people overclock?"

3.9ghz is not even an average overclock these days and i don't see any reason we will be stopping anywhere short of the maximum.

15 years from now, my petaflop desktop will be too slow...
just as my 4.6ghz i7 is too slow...
just as my 4.2ghz c2d was too slow
just as my dual 3.16 opteron was too slow...
just as my...
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post #20 of 33
Some people undervolt/underclock

Usually for temps/power savings in Servers/HTPCs
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