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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:26 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:53 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:09 PM
Wow, I wasn't aware that I had to routinely check/work on it.
The performance gains are not worth the risk even with liquid cooling. If you miss a month or two with routine maintenance and your cooling liquid becomes degraded you could risk killing your machine.
Though 15fps would help 8-) , i'm glad I came here. Thank you for informing me!
3.6Ghz is plenty fast enough for todays applications, and if you do overclock and you are a gamer your performance gain wont even be noticeable and would be less then 15% in improvement equating to roughly 5 to 15 frames per second.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:05 PM
Edited by coxchris, 30 June 2012 - 10:05 PM.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:02 AM
Edited by IDKWatMyNameShoudBe, 01 July 2012 - 09:04 AM.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:13 AM
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:56 PM
Edited by ClearlyTrying, 01 July 2012 - 03:56 PM.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:48 PM
Just be sure to watch your temps under load while overclocking, if everything stays stable you're good.
Thanks for the additional input. I'm contemplating OCing now. If it is only an increase of 5-15fps I don't know if it's worth the work and risks. Is that an accurate assessment of the increase in fps if I OC my processor?
And see when I was reading the tech specs on my rig I was purchasing it said the following:
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz
I assumed I would be getting the machine Overclocked at 4.1, like it says on the page. But apparently it isn't, and if the rewards aren't worth the risks then I suppose I wont do it.
Any more opinions will be greatly appreciated.
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