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Windows 7: good idea to overclock intel i7


28 Dec 2013   #1

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good idea to overclock intel i7

I was wondering is it a good idea to OC my i7 3770? or would it just waste power and shortening its life spam.


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28 Dec 2013   #2

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Depeneds for what purpose. Are you haveing issues with a certain program and want to boost perferomance or you just kind of want that extra horsepower just to have it? It's all up to you, I have my processor overclocked because I want that extra horse power since I run games on mine but everyone has their own purpose for their own doing and such. I wouldn't say a waste unless it does no performance gains, can possibly shorten the life span but you're more likely to just get a new cpu by the time it goes out. Though somtimes hardware can give suprises and doing things at unexpected times or possibly nothing could happen and would of lasted just as long so you're taking that risk. All in all it's your choice and behind what reasoning you believe it would be a good idea to overclock it.

Also another thing you got to think about is do you have sufficient cooling. Will your processor get too hot if clocked to high, is it stable. Do I have suffcient power to handle the extra power being juiced from my power supply. Does my motherboard handle overclocking a processor well or does it support overclocking at all. Got to take all these things into account when planing to do these type of things like overclocking.
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28 Dec 2013   #3
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarthZash View Post
I was wondering is it a good idea to OC my i7 3770? or would it just waste power and shortening its life spam.
If you have a non "K" i7 3770 i wouldn't bother overclocking as you might have to do it through "BCLK Frequency" and it is not the icore that will suffer but the others PCI/PCI express components to raise too much power. And yes, care about a cooling solution.
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28 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I would not do it. The gain is marginal and the risks are high. And in any case you'd need better cooling.
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28 Dec 2013   #5

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I have the cooling to do it its sitting at 30 c right now. but i am using a aisuite2 provided my asus And it recommended to OV to 4.3 witch i did. All the voltage settings are manage by that program. but if it dosent accelerate loading times then its useless.

check my system specs
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28 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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but if it dosent accelerate loading times then its useless.
How is that. Loading times should already be instant from your Intel SSD.
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28 Dec 2013   #7

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it is for the os. but my games like bf4 take way to long to load and guild wars 2. all my games are sitting in the hard drive
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28 Dec 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

More CPU power will not help. Your problem is the HDD access speed. Get another SSD just to store the games. The access speed of a SSD is 150 times faster than that of a HDD.

More RAM may also help a little, but not as much as a SSD.
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28 Dec 2013   #9

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any thoughts of a good one. Should I put back my cpu default setting?

the write speed of the HD is arround 130 mb/sec
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28 Dec 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's not the R/W speed of the HDD. It is the access time that is very slow.

I saw you have Mushkin RAM. They make good SSDs too. I have 2 from them and they are fast. Last month I bought another one - a 240GB for $138 on special at Newegg. Have to watch for the sales.

I use the 240GB model to run all my virtual machines from an external enclosure attached via USB3. There is hardly a performance difference to my internal SSD which is a Crucial M4.

Right now the Mushkins are not on special.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=-1&isNodeId=1
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