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How much do you use your Overclock?

Poll Results: How much extra GHz o/c'd do you use?

 
  • 7% (2)
    O/c 1ghz above Stock, 50% daily CPU usage
  • 57% (15)
    O/c 1ghz above Stock, 50% daily CPU usage
  • 23% (6)
    O/c 2ghz above Stock, 50% daily CPU usage
  • 11% (3)
    O/c 2ghz above Stock, 75% daily CPU usage
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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Just wondering, we all love to overclock (: and get those extra mhz and ghz out of our CPUS.

Just wondering, how many of you, use those extra Mhz / ghz you overclocked?


If you have overclocked 1 or 2 ghz above Stock, please post the max CPU usage you get, on your day to day use / gaming / benching etc.

Sorry, the second option, is 75% on 1ghz
Edited by MysticHawk - 2/5/11 at 6:31pm
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post #2 of 21
100% of the time, it's completely in line with general usage patterns.
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post #3 of 21
i use all of it, every mhz counts when it comes to folding@home
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
What i mean, is say you have 3ghz, for most people, thats enough for day 2 day, i see people with 8ghz Overclocked on a 3ghz processor, how much of that extra 5ghz do they need / use???

How much is superficial / for show / to see how much you can do ?
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post #5 of 21
the polls names are broken
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MysticHawk View Post
What i mean, is say you have 3ghz, for most people, thats enough for day 2 day, i see people with 8ghz Overclocked on a 3ghz processor, how much of that extra 5ghz do they need / use???

How much is superficial / for show / to see how much you can do ?
All of it, since a system like that is solely for benchmarking.

If nobody ever saw an improvement with overclocking, nobody would do it.
Your question is pretty much "why would you have a faster computer?"..
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post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
As i said before, its sposed 2 be, 1ghz o/c above stock 75%

thats meaning plus

As in
1 ghz over stock, 50% ~ 75%
1 ghz over stock, 75% ~ 100%
2 ghz over stock, 50% ~ 75%
2 ghz over stock, 75% ~ 100%
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post #8 of 21
All of it folding 24/7
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post #9 of 21
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Well I personally overclocked to 4.14ghz, I just play games, I wanted to OC because to me bigger is better and you cant get enough speed + I wanted to get every drop out of my 500 NZD.
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post #10 of 21
4.1 and constantly at 100% except when F@H is uploading a WU.
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