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June 19, 2013 4:42:50 AM

Does OC'ing my cpu will have a big effect on my gaming experience?
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June 19, 2013 4:53:08 AM

NotTechie said:
Does OC'ing my cpu will have a big effect on my gaming experience?


depends on a few things. your system hardware, OC capabilities, GFX card etc.

What are your system specs?
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June 19, 2013 4:56:21 AM

Like keith12 said, we need your specs to know. It may or may not. If you have a sandy/ivy bridge i5 then ocing will likely do little to nothing. For example, I just got a second 7870 and was playing tomb raider last night. My 3570k cpu usage never went over 40%. An OC would be pointless for that game.
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June 19, 2013 5:03:00 AM

If either:

1/ Your game is heavily CPU-intensive and doesn't need much graphic power ( some MMORPG games, like TERA for example ).
2/ Your CPU is bottle-necking the GPU ( full load on 1/2/3/4 cores of the CPU ( depends on how many CPU cores that game you play can ultilize ) but only 80% or less GPU usage while gaming ).

Then yes, OCing the CPU will help improving the FPS.
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