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I7-920 3.2ghz or 3.6ghz

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September 30, 2009 10:26:23 PM

Im debating which speed I should stick at with my i7-920, 3.2ghz or 3.6ghz?

I use this computer mainly for gaming, currently playing Team Fortress 2 and Counterstrike: Source. Also use this for occasional school work using Office 2007. I also keep this computer on 24/7.

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September 30, 2009 10:58:45 PM

Source games aren't very demanding, 3.2ghz would be plenty. However you can still use 3.6ghz, make sure you have speedstep and C state on for 24/7 usage.
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September 30, 2009 11:57:40 PM

Yeah I have speedstep enabled.

Ive just been reading that after a certain point in overclocking, you dont see anymore gain.
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October 3, 2009 9:35:20 AM

the games you play don't need to oc you cpu
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October 3, 2009 10:38:02 AM

I agree here are my numbers....

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everyday use...
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October 3, 2009 3:53:56 PM

Depends on the rest of your setup.. Your I7 will easily take a 3.6Ghz clock... depending on your cooling, personally anything over 75degrees celcius is too much.. I run a base clock of 182(3.84Ghz,1.30v), DDR3 1824 cas 9-9-9-24-84(all auto) on a P6T with a Ultra extreme-120 1366. Never get past low 70s when running prime95.
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