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Windows 7: pros and cons of OC

13 May 2010   #1
kucing13

 
pros and cons of OC

alright ,just want to ask what is the pros and cons of OC aka OVERCLOCKING

regardless of what pc component eg CPU, FSB frequency and Graphic card


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13 May 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

let me qualify this by saying i dont OC.... but here is it as i understand it

Pros: basically everythings faster
Cons: chance of messing up your system by pushing it too hard, specifically RAM
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13 May 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Pros ... You might squeeze a bit more speed/FPS out of your hardware

Cons ... Unless you know exactly what you are doing, you may well end up with a very expensive paperweight... Just my opininion...
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13 May 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Pros:
1.It's a fun hobby
2.Gain a bit of extra performance in certain scenarios
3.Benchmarks look much better.

Cons:
1.More Stress & Heat (Better cooling solution/ventilation a must)
2.Wear & Tear (parts wont last as long)
3.Majority of all common tasks will see absolutly no gain. (such as web browsing, watching videos, listening to music, Email etc)
4.Higher quality parts will be needed. (More expensive RAM, MOBO etc) for best results.
5. Lots of trial and error to find that "sweet spot" with the potential of ruining Hardware or frying RAM/CPU

Just the sad truth about it.
For the record, I am a overclocker.
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13 May 2010   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Pros:
1.It's a fun hobby
Now that is the most honest answer to this question I have seen!
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13 May 2010   #6
kucing13

 

suppose I should overclock my "WALLET" first before trying to overclock my pc.
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13 May 2010   #7
dskater411

win7 ultimate x64
 
 

pro's would be
-can potentially make your computer insanely faster and make it feel like you just bought a brand new machine
-free (or very cheap) upgrade
-when done moderately and you have quality parts (specifically a quality motherboard with safety settings) its much safer and easier than many think


Cons-
-your mileage may vary
-some people seem to get addicted on seeing how far they can push it

When done in moderation I really don't think there is any wear and tear to worry about. key word is moderation.
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13 May 2010   #8
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

OC=obsessive compulsive!

Some thinks it's a psycological disorder.
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14 May 2010   #9
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
alright ,just want to ask what is the pros and cons of OC aka OVERCLOCKING

regardless of what pc component eg CPU, FSB frequency and Graphic card

It is like taking Steroids...

It looks real nice on the outside
but it will start to tear you down on the inside.

you can get the girl to come to bed
but bring those pants down
and she'll laugh *lol*

In the end... for over clocking..
Just like your body.. If you push it too hard.. you will start to tear it down.. you will just take years off...or completely shut down.
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14 May 2010   #10
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
alright ,just want to ask what is the pros and cons of OC aka OVERCLOCKING

regardless of what pc component eg CPU, FSB frequency and Graphic card

It is like taking Steroids...

It looks real nice on the outside
but it will start to tear you down on the inside.

you can get the girl to come to bed
but bring those pants down
and she'll laugh *lol*

In the end... for over clocking..
Just like your body.. If you push it too hard.. you will start to tear it down.. you will just take years off...or completely shut down.
OMG, to that kind of level
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