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How Much of a Difference Does OCing Make?

Does overclocking really help that much if you already have a decent system? This is the build that I am going to make soon: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Evan_S./saved/30Ke
How much will overclocking affect the performance of this build?
And also, what are the downsides and negatice consequences to overclocking?
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  1. O/C'ing will make a 5-10% performance increase. The only downsides of overclocking is that your CPU will become hotter and theoretically lower your CPU's lifetime by a very small amount, but CPU's were designed to be changed before even overclocked ones break.
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    Depending on the clocks you will get anywhere from a negative impact (Rare) to 5-10% (Common) to upwards of 50%. (Rare)

    It can decrease the life span of a part or kill it instantly if done wrong, so you might should get intels oc protection plan. You will need a good cooler and it will increase power usage.
  3. icraft said:
    Depending on the clocks you will get anywhere from a negative impact (Rare) to 5-10% (Common) to upwards of 50%. (Rare)

    It can decrease the life span of a part or kill it instantly if done wrong, so you might should get intels oc protection plan. You will need a good cooler and it will increase power usage.


    How does overclocking give you a negative impact?
  4. It can reduce stability on a microscopic level, slow some applications down. I've had the slightest unstable RAM oc and my rendering and folding times increase by up to 2-3 seconds for a 20 minute video and I lost about 4k PPD in F@H.
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