I break warranties.
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: anyplace but Rockport, TX
To begin with, I have an AMD FX-8350, Asus M5A99X EVO R.2, 32GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR-3 1600 RAM, Noctua AIO liquid cooler, NZXT Elite 410 case, LOTS of fans, Seagate 2TB HD for Windows 7 and a Samsung 850 PRO 250GB SSD for Windows 10.
Ok, I have gotten the 8350 to pass Prime 95 and a couple of other tests at 4.8GHz, stable. Yeah, it started getting hot (55c). I only changed the multiplier and voltage (like a .07volt bump).
Does it boot faster? No. Do games or apps run faster? No. Is there a benefit to OC'ing (other than bragging rights)? Not that I can see. What made the BIGGEST difference was the SSD. Hell, I had Windows XP booting up in 28 seconds one time. Windows 7 Pro takes nearly 2 minutes (to be COMPLETELY up and ready). Windows 10 takes about 30 seconds (with the SSD). Programs and games run just as fast on either OS.
Is OC'ing just to say "HEY! Look how fast I can be!!"? Or is there a benefit I am missing?