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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
This link should give you some ideas what may improve from 3.2G to 3.8G. Hope this helps.
Excellent link, rep for providing the undeniable truth.

Overclocking beyond stock at 1680x1050 or over will only help in CPU bound situations. For example you want to run more than one client of EVE, WoW or any other game, with an outdated engine, or heavily multitask. Other than that you have video and editing, CAD and some other applications I can't think of (I am on the verge of sleep).

If, however, you have no intentions of doing any of the above you won't need to overclock your CPU, as you will gain no performance. In fact at the highest resolutions even a dual core CPU running at 2GHz will be more than enough, because it just can't feed the video card with enough frames. If you drop in another video card or two then you alleviate some of the video bottleneck and the CPU can work a little harder.

However, overclocking is fun and it's great being able to say you've found the limits of your hardware.
Edited by Liranan - 1/23/11 at 9:06am
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