is there a reason you want to OC it?
It is an i7 after all, it can handle quite a bit.
Ocing its just fun and yeah the bragging rights are ok too. The thing is when your doing it you know going in your stressing your system hardware and that very well could be the downside!! LOL But its a lot of fun seeing how far your can push the system without actually KILLING IT .I,ve got my system rather warm on a couple of occassions and suprized I didnt smoke it.Still running strong might get me a BE965 to play with and when the price goes down check in to the 6 cores but Im happy with my rig regardless!
I wouldn't worry about killing your system from overclocking. Breaking your install of windows maybe. Had that happen once ever I think. I have seen Core2s get up to 100c and not die. No it was not mine. Was a guy with a very dead fans. He had been running it like that for weeks and said it kept cutting off.
I was,nt worried about killing the system if that was an issue i would,nt do it in the 1st place!! LOL
Sort of, but you waste more energy when your OC. If your hardcore gamer, then yes, it's worth it to OC for performance boost.
That is mostly incorrect. You don't waste energy when you OC as you can OC even with stock voltage. Only when you increase the voltage of the CPU is when you risk decreasing the lifespan of your CPU.
OC'ing is also worth it if you want to save some money. Originally, people used to OC CPU's to get higher performance out of lower priced models. The same thing is done even today, people buy a low clocked model for about $100 dollars and when they overclock it, BAM! It's like they got a $1,000 dollar CPU.
But yeah, OC'ing is mainly done for breaking world records and trying to gain every once of performance from a CPU now but it's still a decent way to get your dollar's worth.
Personally... I don't think overclocking is worth it.
You don't get much performance increase that you can see and you really work the crap out of your parts and severely shorten their life span. I know from personal experience in my own past builds, and in other's builds.
It is a fun(potentially very expensive) hobby tho. But it's not like the old days where you can really see the difference.
As long as you don't take your parts to the extreme 24/7, overclocking is so worth it. You get an extra added performance boost for FREE!
But the question is... will you actually notice this boost in performace.. OTHER than benchmarks.
Personally even with my i7 clocked up to 4ghz I didn't notice a difference. Everything ran at the same speed.
If you are talking about an i7 chip then not really since they are powerhouse chips yo begin with but when I had an E2140(stock is 1.6GHz) clocked at 3.0GHz, I did notice a difference.
There really aren't any risks to overclocking as long as you don't run any crazy high voltages 24/7 and your temps are in check. As for reducing the life of a part due to overclocking, I'd say it doesn't really matter because by the time an overclocked part is on its last leg you would have upgraded by then.
Any amount of increase in temp on your CPU is going to lead to a shorter life span. But hopefully it's time for an upgrade before that time comes :-)
Speed baby go fast or go home. overclock to the max for the fun of it. lol
(Fat78 is not responsible for you listening to this dumbass.)
Fat wants you to do this... lol
Too bad that's not what really happens lol It's more like this...
wow now that is a hot cpu.
yea lol some of those get hotter than my Oven.
And to think, we were all worried about sub 100c temps lol