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    QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Or do you play it safe with stock speeds?
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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    I stopped overclocking CPUs years ago - I currently have a Xeon E3 1230 V2 running at all cores Turbo on a B75 mini-ITX motherboard.

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    I suppose all cores Turbo is technically overclocking though.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Yes, I run a full waatercooled loop/
    My i7-5930K is at 4.4GHz
    I also have both my Maxwell Titan X's overclocked.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    I get no choice - My overclocking friends INSIST on coming round to fiddle and muck about with the flippin' thing...!!

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    I used to overclock all the time. Then gradually I started reducing my overclocking to just small bumps, what I could achieve without power tweaking. Here lately I see no need to overclock as stock clocks easily give the performance i need.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    My old CPU which is in the Wife's PC is overclocked from 3.1GHz to 4.5GHz (AMD 8120) but my rig is not overclocked.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    No, I've never bothered to overclock.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Not yet... might do if I feel I could do with a boost in performance, although with i7 4790k it's not exactly a rush. I do however plan to get all 4 cores to max out at some point, just been lazy lol.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    I used to overclock when I had my E4400 and my E8500, but I'm not gaming on it at all now, so I don't bother...

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    I overclock both my CPU and graphics card, I don't spend days upon days fiddling with it though. Usually a few hours reading suggested settings from people with much more patience than myself - then applying those and making my own small adjustments.

    I also only go for 24/7 overclocks, if it crashes in even 1 application then it's no good to me. My golden rule is to never overclock main memory - it's just not worth the hassle in my experience.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Just the cpu and because it's easy, increase the multiplier (no voltage tweaks needed); I stopped benchmarking years ago.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Running a Xeon X5650 2.66GHz Hexcore at 4.0GHz within intel stock voltage settings.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Nope, my set up is graphics limited anyway and the power usage increases for small gains seems insane.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Tried all manners of overclocking over the years (CPU, GPU and RAM) but decided a number of years ago to only manually overclock CPUs, and buy GPUs and RAM with factory overclocks.

    Only exception, which was 6 months ago, was 16GB 2400Hz DDR3 RAM. Wouldn't run at 2400Hz on my MB so I ran it at 2133Hz and then spent time getting the timings tighter. Technically you could say I underclocked it but the timings are tighter than the equivalent 2133Hz RAM from the same manufacturer.

    My 2600K has been running at 4.5GHz with 1.325V for the last 5 years, and purrs along with a Corsair H90 and Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Intel Core i5 3570k running @ 4.0Ghz, as opposed to 3.4Ghz stock.
    ASUS GTX 970 Strix with 150 core boost and 300 memory boost...give a bout a 10% performance bump

    I don't overvolt and keep overclocks modest for rock solid stability.

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    Re: QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

    Overclocking is the first thing I do after installing windows and drivers on a new build. I have always done it and always will although it's not as relevant as it used to be in socket 775's days and it wasn't uncommon to be able to get massive gains in clockspeed. My 4670k is overclocked to 4.4Ghz for normal usage but can do 4.8Ghz. My memory is the excellent Samsung Green and is overclocked to 2133mhz with tight timings. My Inno3d GTX 1070 can do 2152mhz on the core and 9914mhz on the memory but is only overclocked when benching. It boosts to 2012mhz out of the box and due to being water cooled it holds that clockspeed all the time when gaming. The gpu memory is factory overclocked to 8208mhz which along with it boosting to 2012mhz is more than enough for me while gaming.

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