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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    I used to, FX6300 and 6600K both really benefited from a healthy OC.

    Now I'm running a 5600x I just don't see the reason! Weird how things change...

    ( If you count it though, I heavily undervolt my GPUs for them sweet temperature gains 8) )

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Nope.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Yes, though I don't try to get every ounce of performance. I'm running my 2500k at 4 GHz on air, with the voltage still on the "Auto" setting (stock is 3.3 GHz, with 3.7 GHz single-core turbo). Could probably get it somewhat higher with some voltage tweaks, but Intel's overclocking utility doesn't work with my mobo for some reason and restarting a bunch to tweak it through the BIOS is more work than fun. If it stops being adequate at 4 GHz, it's probably time to find a Ryzen, not to tweak it to reach 4.2.

    The only part I've ever spent a lot of time fine-tuning the OC on is my original 8600M GT in my laptop, back in the 2007-2008 timeframe. I got its core clocks up to 595 MHz from 475 MHz, though I'd only OC it for games where that made a benefit. The VRAM on it didn't overclock well at all, so I left it at stock. Never have overclocked any of my desktop graphics cards, and once I built a desktop with a Radeon in 2011, I stopped OC'ing the laptop's GPU, after one final core OC to 600 MHz to prove I could hit that number.

    Though I've since replaced that 8600M GT with another one, and now I'm slightly tempted to see if the new one can hit 605 MHz.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Not any more, there's no point.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Not for CPus at the moment - the motherboard on my core 2 quad box doesn't support it, and the xeon CPU boosts itself; likewise for the graphics card. I did use MSI afterburner to tweak things for the nvidia quadro fx3800 - that was running very hot so running the fan up to max when gaming instead of letting it decide for itself dropped the temperature by around 15 degrees.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Still being in the iron age with my overclocked core 2 i can't really say much. Having said that a couple of weeks ago I decided to push it to 4+ GHz and then thought why am I trying to up it for and actually switched back to stock clocks which it has never been set to (with a slight under volt). It was running hot and the fans were constantly going from it just being on but now the temps are half and the fans barely go. I think the only time I will switch it is if I need to do some encoding or play a game which I hardly ever do.

    If I got a new computer likely I will invest in a decent cooler for the auto power boost stuff but overclock will just be for academic purposes and to see how far it can go.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Nope, I run everything at stock.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    If anything I undervolt both CPU and GPU. That lowers temps and ends up giving me slightly more boost frequency. No need to overclock anymore thanks to the built-in boost.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Is PBO classes as an overclock, if it is then yes, All my Intel systems have been manually overclocked but I now run AMD and they use PBO.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Well I certainly do...
    Got my 5960X at a comfortable 4.6GHz right now, although that's a far cry from Der8auer's 6.5!

    I have O/C'd my GPU before, but it's really not worth it these days. Tech has moved on several generations, to the point where better graphics are best obtained through a new card.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    Never bothered, personally. Too fiddly to bother with back in the day, and now everything's blisteringly fast out the box for my needs!

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    No I don't overclock, every time I've tried I've been disappointed. I bought the non K version of Intel 10th gen and am happy with it's performance and I use less power since it's a 65W TDP.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    I overclocked back when it meant noticeable performance changes: my favorite was a Coppermine 600 MHz I stuck in a slocket and got 733 from, with just jumpers, stock fan, etc. But that was also on a college student budget. Now I can afford acceptable performance without overclocking, and in fact the thing I like to do is see how low wattage I can go and still be acceptable performance. I might actually start undervolting in my next SFF build, to help keep the heat down.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you overclock?

    No. I never have. I have built rigs capable of being overclocked, but never did crank them up.

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