View Poll Results: Do you still overclock your PC?

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  • Overclocking's like a drug, and I'm addicted. Bring on the nitrogen!

    11 20.37%
  • I've been known to overclock, but nothing too crazy

    23 42.59%
  • I used to overclock, but I don't anymore

    14 25.93%
  • I've never overclocked my PC, but I might consider it

    3 5.56%
  • I've never overclocked my PC, and I don't think I ever will

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    Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Or is overclocking losing its appeal?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Nope. Stock clocked hardware is plenty fast enough these days, and now that I'm older and wiser, I prefer accurate computations to sooner erroneous computations.

    Oh yeah, and the poll wont let me pick an entry, again.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Yea i've got an overclocked pc for gaming, as OC the graphics card still has quite a performance jump. As for the erroneous computations, prime 95 for 24hrs is more than enough in my book

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    I usually only overclock when I need to. Usually when encoding video. Using Q6600 and Q8300 CPU's

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    how come i cant vote?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Nope. Stock clocked hardware is plenty fast enough these days, and now that I'm older and wiser, I prefer accurate computations to sooner erroneous computations.

    Oh yeah, and the poll wont let me pick an entry, again.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    overclocking is free and means you can pay mid-range price for top spec components

    q6600@3.6ghz and 560ti@975mhz FTW

    (I can't vote either)

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Commenting from an i7 2600K overclocked at 4.8GHz

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Folks, apologies for the broken poll. It's being looked into and should hopefully be up and running soon.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Depends.....mostly I overclock as far as I can @ stock voltages.......occasionally I do a proper overclock (which I am running at the moment on my main rig due to necessity)
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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    TBH, no.

    I'd probably overclock my components out of curiosity of what they can do/casual benchmark fun (Hexus 3Dmark for example) rather 24/7.

    As suggested in the article, CPU's are so fast now that overclocking isn't really needed - especially with things like Turbo CORE/Boost. Add to this the added cost, whether that be noise, better cooling or the electric bill - outside of casual messing about, there isn't much appeal for me personally. Undervolting and underclocking on the otherhand...
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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Same here, bought a 2600K just because it would overclock and remain stable well past 4.5Ghz, paid a third of the price of a 980X and am getting the same perf.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Depends.....mostly I overclock as far as I can @ stock voltages.......occasionally I do a proper overclock (which I am running at the moment on my main rig due to necessity)
    What could possibly necessitate a 4GHz i7?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    What could possibly necessitate a 4GHz i7?
    A couple of games struggle at anything below 3.5 (console ports running at 2560x1600 with everything maxed can cause quite a cpu strain) and it's about 0.1v between me being stable at 3.5 and 4.0....so 4GHz it was
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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    What could possibly necessitate a 4GHz i7?
    Flight Simulator X

    Some games seem to scale linearly with CPU clock speed, unfortunately. The more the merrier, quite literally.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: do you still overclock your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    What could possibly necessitate a 4GHz i7?
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