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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?

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Just because you set the CPU to run at 4.6 GHz in the BIOS doesn't mean it runs at that speed under all conditions.

Have you tried running a monitoring program while you stress to check CPU speed too?

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AMD Overdrive, CPUID HWMonitor and HWiNFO64. Any recommendations for something better?

I also listed the wrong CPU cooler but that shouldn't make a difference.
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Well OCCT will show and record CPU speed, temps and voltages.


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I forgot about that one. I have used it in the past. Thanks. What do you think of AIDA64?
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I forgot about that one. I have used it in the past. Thanks. What do you think of AIDA64?
I have it but prefer OCCT. For really severe testing you can run IBT (Intel Burn Test) and OCCT together.

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Hmm. I do notice a difference on the desktop. In games it depends on the game. In single thread games the faster the clocks the faster the game runs as higher clocks give faster single thread performance. In multi thread games higher clocks give more headroom against bottlenecking by the cpu. Get a better video card and you will start to notice the difference.

When I was running a 290X the cpu was loafing in games, but now with a Fury it is working pretty hard.

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Difference on the desktop 'snappiness' and boot up time would be very minute compared to the speed you got from going from a mechanical hard drive to an SSD.

If you want to see a real difference outside of benchmarks, try encoding a video at your CPUs stock settings and then again overclocked. Or try a CPU intensive game and actually monitor the FPS. Maybe you're playing at 1080P @ 60 hz and it doesn't matter to you right now, but what if you upgraded to 1080P 144hz, the extra frames you could pull from the overclock will then become VERY relevant. If overclocking made zero difference, you might as well have just bought the FX8300 and ran it stock instead of the 8350, but both stock the 8350 is much faster.

What is your memory speed and timing too, that can make a bit more of a difference in games, not too sure about boot up time.. that's not something I really pay attention to since I never shut down biggrin.gif

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Hmm. I do notice a difference on the desktop. In games it depends on the game. In single thread games the faster the clocks the faster the game runs as higher clocks give faster single thread performance. In multi thread games higher clocks give more headroom against bottlenecking by the cpu. Get a better video card and you will start to notice the difference.

When I was running a 290X the cpu was loafing in games, but now with a Fury it is working pretty hard.

I have an EVGA 960 SSC 4GB, which is a damned sight better than the 550Ti I was using. I can't yet afford a 1080 and I have never tried a Radeon card.
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Difference on the desktop 'snappiness' and boot up time would be very minute compared to the speed you got from going from a mechanical hard drive to an SSD.

If you want to see a real difference outside of benchmarks, try encoding a video at your CPUs stock settings and then again overclocked. Or try a CPU intensive game and actually monitor the FPS. Maybe you're playing at 1080P @ 60 hz and it doesn't matter to you right now, but what if you upgraded to 1080P 144hz, the extra frames you could pull from the overclock will then become VERY relevant. If overclocking made zero difference, you might as well have just bought the FX8300 and ran it stock instead of the 8350, but both stock the 8350 is much faster.

What is your memory speed and timing too, that can make a bit more of a difference in games, not too sure about boot up time.. that's not something I really pay attention to since I never shut down biggrin.gif

I DO see a difference when using ConvertXtoDVD. It's maybe 15-25% faster when overclocked. 144hz means a new monitor. Damn. Doesn't it? I have an Acer G276HL.

As for memory, Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 at stock timings and voltage.
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