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Only game I notice speed increases is mafia 2. I'm able to hit 4ghz and 4.2ghz on my cpu but I am setting it back at 3.4ghz since I don't even play mafia 2 as of lately.

I'm just shocked that I don't notice any speed increases in other games. Like I wanted to see a speed increase in batman but its really minimal I think I got like 1 or 2fps more having it overclocked to 4.2ghz which makes it not even worth it with how much heat it generates. When I'm at 3.4ghz I get around 29-28 while Idle. When I overclock to 4.2ghz on idle I'm in the low 40s.
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post #2 of 21
Starcraft 2 comes to mind.
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RTS games. Flight sim(s). Really, it can vary from game to game.
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Every game rather higher frequency than core quantity. And 4.0Ghz+ doesn't make difference in-game.
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Just depends on how the game was programed. Some like more cpu and some like more gpu and sometimes both.
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post #8 of 21
Arma 2, plus pretty much every simulation that has been released recently.
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post #9 of 21
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Does gta take advantage of overclocking your cpu? I'm bout to reinstall that game if it does. Anyone know? I'm not even a huge gta fan cuz I always never beat the game. I dont think I beat any of them...
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tehrawk View Post
Arma 2, plus pretty much every simulation that has been released recently.
This game is hell on my rig maxed out. I usually drop a lot of the graphical features to play it.

Its not very fun in my opinion though, as its not meant to be.. Unless your into the 100% realistic shooter.

I bought it just cause the maps were huge, it has virtually every freakin vehicle made to date, plus some pretty damn good mods.

Oh and



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