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Windows 7: OC'ing: Worth it these days?

03 Jan 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome. The 2500K chip is awsome I think. You might ask Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: essenbe, I think he had his up to 4.2GHz.


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03 Jan 2012   #12
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

ive had 4.2ghz out of mine with a stock cooler, and had 4.5ghz with water cooling with little effort
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03 Jan 2012   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
and knowing how well the i5 handles overclocking, I was interested in doing so but wasn't sure if it was worth it in the end.
These chips are so easy to overclock, there really isn't that much effort involved, especially for a mild OC like 4.0-4.2ghz if you're going to be using stock cooling.

Aside from a quick play with 5ghz, I settled for 4.6ghz as an arbitrary 24/7 speed for the hell of it since it was so easy to attain.

Since you got the k version, 'worth it' is now kind of moot really.

Interest+Chip=You're going to OC it because you can
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12 Jan 2012   #14
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

Interest+Chip=You're going to OC it because you can
that's me
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18 Jan 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I have OC my 3.2 960 Intel to 4.0 and other than the charts and graphs I saw no difference.
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21 Jan 2012   #16
Lantz

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Most I've ever overclocked my system is from 3.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz. Also overclocked my RAM and my GPU. Upon doing so I noticed a slight performance increase, especially when playing X3: Albion Prelude, but anymore I just leave my CPU and RAM at stock performance. I guess after going from a quad core at 2.4 GHz and 5.5 GB of DDR2 RAM to a hex core at 3.3 GHz and 16 GB of DDR3 RAM the speed increase was enough that I'm perfectly content with what I have.
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06 Feb 2012   #17
knightlyscribe

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

What about software o'cing? Which programs do you recommend? Thanks!
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06 Feb 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knightlyscribe View Post
What about software o'cing? Which programs do you recommend? Thanks!
I doubt if you will get a lot of love for software over-clocking here. Real men (and real women for that matter) do it manually through the BIOS. The software apps seem to be marketing gimmicks for the uninitiated and can be problematic.
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12 Feb 2012   #19
lorenkjr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

While I don't disagree with you, my HP a6300f bios does not allow for overclocking. So software overclocking is my only way out. And really the e2180 cpu can only be overclocked in a relatively minor way, to be exact 380 mhz. . Though it helps and my nvidia GT9500 also has to be overclocked with software. And yes, it's better than not overclocking it at all. And it's still going strong 4 years after I bought it.
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12 Feb 2012   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Software overclocking can fry parts due to many parameters being adjusted without the user knowing eveything that is changed. Yeah, manual is better in your BIOS allows it of course. As far as I know the software has to run all the time otherwise the setting revert to defaults.
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