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Windows 7: Is overclocking a wow effect?

02 Oct 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

It can be sometimes if you go with big clocks but sometimes is not but will get rid of that small bottleneck you had running a app or do nothing. It varies from chip to chip and how big a over clock is.


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02 Oct 2013   #12
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Yeah, that's right for apps slow launching that little OC'ing giving a boost at start-up.

Now OC'Ing is a challenge for those liking evaluate & benchmarking their computer components and taking the risk to wreck some pieces or the all lot! Some say it's an art and is fun, but most of its discovery, involve science & math!
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02 Oct 2013   #13

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys for your feedback. I have a 3770K which I read is good for OC and easy too, but I spent a lot of money (and time) in building my system, and most importantly I'm satisfied with its performance, so I don't see a reason to OC (by default the 3.5GHz base clock is OC'd to 3.9Ghz). I'd rather wait for the next CPU/mobo upgrade rather than play with fire as you say.
My previous system was a Pentium4 with IDE drives, so I have more than a wow effect without the need for OCing
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02 Oct 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antares View Post
Thanks guys for your feedback. I have a 3770K which I read is good for OC and easy too, but I spent a lot of money (and time) in building my system, and most importantly I'm satisfied with its performance, so I don't see a reason to OC (by default the 3.5GHz base clock is OC'd to 3.9Ghz). I'd rather wait for the next CPU/mobo upgrade rather than play with fire as you say.
My previous system was a Pentium4 with IDE drives, so I have more than a wow effect without the need for OCing
it will hit 3.9 regardless that is your turbo working for you
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03 Oct 2013   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

With Ivy Bridge came the ability to really OC your chip and undervolt it at the same time. At 4.5GHz it pulls about 77 watts, which is the natural TDP of the chip at factory speeds. Like some said above me, with Intel SpeedStep, it has a frequency range from 1600MHz to your Overclocked frequency so it's not like it's taxing it that much. If you run programs that are single/dual threaded and depend on clock frequency, then a healthy overclock will definitely help......the issue is most of the chips today run things SO fast it's hard to notice.
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03 Oct 2013   #16
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

@Antares you've got a pretty good chip and your motherboard specs are more than enough, you'll have plenty of space for OC'ing whenever you want without harm your system.
Some good threads are around if you ever feel the time enjoying a smooth overclocking! Those chips and boards loves that!
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03 Oct 2013   #17
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
@Antares you've got a pretty good chip and your motherboard specs are more than enough, you'll have plenty of space for OC'ing whenever you want without harm your system.
Some good threads are around if you ever feel the time enjoying a smooth overclocking! Those chips and boards loves that!
There is always a risk associated with overclocking. As we say, don't over clock it if you can't afford to replace it.
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03 Oct 2013   #18

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

My CPU is pretty much made to be overclocked (to an extent), provided there is sufficient cooling. I currently just use a halfway decent air cooler for it, but I'm thinking about picking up the H80i, which should fit nicely in my case.

To not OC this CPU at least a little, say to 4.2GHz, is really just a waste of its potential. Again, if given sufficient cooling, and otherwise staying within safe limits, such as keeping the VCore low enough. My CPU can reach 4.2GHz (from a stock turbo speed of 3.8GHz) without even needing to raise the Vcore over stock settings, but for added confidence in reliability at that clock rate, I raise it 0.025V to 1.250V. Up to 1.4V for this CPU is generally considered safe for a 24/7 OC.

I crunch for scientific and humanitarian research on it and my GPUs dynamically in the background pretty much 24/7 and have been for over a year now, so every little bit extra helps in that effort.

But like I was saying though, in my case at least, there is no reason to not overclock the CPU. The way I have it set up, it even automatically clocks itself down to 1.2GHz with a Vcore of 0.8V, when not being loaded much.

However, I would agree that "excessive" overclocking that can put your CPU or system at risk is pretty much just for bragging rights.
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