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Old 06-09-2006, 03:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Basic question about OC'ing the CPU

I've done Overclocking before in the past and I've seen people saying they got their CPU to whatever GhZ ... my question is this:

Does squeezing an extra 200-400MhZ out of your CPU really help your gaming in the long run or just give you a higher chance of having a non-replaceable CPU? lol

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Old 06-09-2006, 04:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well put it this way, my 3200 should be at 2.0ghz. its running over 2.5ghz, thats 25% more performance from that cpu. Well in theory anyhow. But yes It does make a difference. I probably get 3-4fps more than if i had not overclocked. People say overclocking damages your cpu and reduced life expectancy BUT most cpus are rated to last something like 1 million hours, if it droppes the life expectancy down to 500 000 thats something like 81years turned on none stop. Are you planning on using your current setup until 2095?

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Old 06-09-2006, 05:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Most people change their computer like every 5 years.


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Old 06-09-2006, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You shouldn't really loose much life at all if you don't up the voltage.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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as long as you don't do anything stupid your cpu should last quite a while and you WILL get extra performance
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