Do you have air conditioning? And highly depends on how far you want to overclock.how much would you have to spend on average for more cooling to OC safely? i take it a fan is not enough (Especially in hotter places in the world)
I spent $60 for my Prolimatech Megahalems plus a couple PWM fans, which keeps my 2500k at 55c or below running at 4.5ghz. For my old e8500 at 4.1ghz I used a Sunbeam Tuniq that I think cost about $40 with fan. I'm in California, so not one of the hotter places in the world, so air cooling is good enough for my needs.how much would you have to spend on average for more cooling to OC safely? i take it a fan is not enough (Especially in hotter places in the world)
^this. Years ago, just getting decent frame rates in the newest games was almost impossible even with the state of the art hardware; so we overclocked. Now it's all about value. The advances in cooling have made overclocking much easier than in years past.Because I can. Really it's abotu getting the most out of my hardware and thus the most for my money.
Increased performance. Believe it or not a 4.0 ghz i7 920 really is 50% faster than a 2.66 ghz i7 920. I use the latter at work and wish constantly that I had my home pc.what uses do u have for it, and do you see a noticeable difference? i'm getting a 2500k i5, since it is cheap @ 180$ or so, but do not know if it would help me to overclock (fairly new so do not want to fry my parts). i'd be just above average setting new gaming, intense tabbed browsing, watching vids and the general sort. not much photo editing, no video editing. heard that vga card is the bottleneck anyways, so what good is going for 2.8ghz to 4.5ghz?
thanks guys. personally, 'because i can' would not do anything for me. if it is noticable that things are faster (details plz) then that would make me happy. otherwise, why make the processor generate extra heat/waste electricity for an imperceptible improvement? thanks, people who also added info on what they see were faster.
i dont understand "avoid bottlenecking the gpu"; isnt the gpu usually the bottleneck (as in processor speed usually is not the limiting factor)?
one ything i do notice is slow is on my laptop from 07, 1.8ghz core2 duo cpu T7100, when i open folders that contain a lot of files, it is REALLY slow for them to all show up. is this ram related, frequency related, gpu related or what? (thumbnails i enable too, as well as preview plane)
also, do any of u buy unlocked ones just so that when they begin to be outdated, u can overclock to match up to the new processors? i think that's a good adv.
If you are having issues with instability and/or boards burning up you are doing something seriously wrong.Agree 100%.
I usually actually run my 1090T underclocked in Linux, my E5800 @ stock. The instabilities and issues with heat and or boards burning up simply isn't worth it for the gain I get out of it.
+1If you are having issues with instability and/or boards burning up you are doing something seriously wrong.