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I feel like a huge loser for asking this but what exactly does overclocking your CPU benefit you? Say I have a AMD 955 at stock speed (3.2ghz) what is the benefit from overclocking it to 3.6 ghz? Like where will you see an improvement in performance?
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You get a bit of a performance boost and you are essential buying a cheaper CPU and clocking it to the same as a more expensive CPU. For instance the 975? i think is stock at 3.6? That is $225 but my CPU was only $152 so i have saved $70. That is why i overclock my CPU.
post #3 of 12
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I feel like a huge loser for asking this but what exactly does overclocking your CPU benefit you? Say I have a AMD 955 at stock speed (3.2ghz) what is the benefit from overclocking it to 3.6 ghz? Like where will you see an improvement in performance?
Increased bandwidth (If your OCing RAM too), increasing speeds in general for just about everything.
    
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Honestly? Epeen. And maybe better performance in games and other things.
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Bump to 3.4, you now have a 965 without extra cost.
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thanks so much guys! I feel kinda dumb for asking that. haha. I appreciate it!
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by MClouse View Post
thanks so much guys! I feel kinda dumb for asking that. haha. I appreciate it!
Don't feel dumb when asking questions like that. It's how you learn new things, it's like the kid in school who never asked questions and was always failing.
post #8 of 12
Performance boost, removing bottlenecks (if any), making the most out of you hardware.

I have seen some major improvements with video encoding and transcoding. Also file decompression, CPU intense gaming, benchmarks, overall boot time and speed of my system have increased as well.

See sig - Overclocking isn't buying the fastest just to be fast, it is buying the cheapest and making it fast! ~ Lord Xeb
 
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overclocking the cpu speed and cpu northbridge speeds gives extra frames per second in games and in general,a much nippier computer even when opening windows and load times etc
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks guys! This has really helped! Curious, would memory bottleneck anything? I'm downgrading from 8 gigs to 4 gigs. I don't think I'll notice any significant difference.
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