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Repetitive Intel I7 920 Question

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January 14, 2010 7:52:07 PM

Could someone tell me if I will benefit from overclocking my intel I7 920?

I play left 4 dead 2 a lot and Arma 2, other then that I just browse the web and relax in my $400.00 lounge chair.

So my specifications are in my sig... But I want to know does it benefit me at all to be at 4.035Ghz, over 3.6-3.8Ghz, taking into consideration the games I play and what I do. I had another post on the GPU/Gaming section where I'm averaging about 160 FPS in Left 4 Dead 2. I DO NOT WANT TO LOOSE FPS. But, some input would be very helpful!

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a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2010 8:22:48 PM

That's a very easy question to answer:

IF you had an $800 chair, YES, it would matter, but since you only have a $400 chair, NO it won't make any difference at all. NO you won't see any difference in gaming at 3.6-3.8
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January 14, 2010 8:35:29 PM

LOL...

let me re-phrase, does it make any FPS difference running below 4.035? So any FPS GAIN FROM 3.6-4.035?
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a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2010 9:25:19 PM

It will make a slight fps difference, but it really doesnt justify the extra time spent and heat output.

You cant even notice a difference past 30 fps, so that kinda answers the question right there.
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January 14, 2010 9:33:32 PM

but the game play is much smoother past 30fps..
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a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2010 9:43:16 PM

yes, but there is very small improvement past 60fps. IMHO 60 fps is enough.

But that shouldnt stop you from overclocking. I overclock because i love to see the score difference in 3dm06.

I think this is more your decision to make.
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January 14, 2010 9:54:03 PM

Turn on the windows performance monitor and observe just how much cpu you are using now. You can then judge if more/less clock will make a difference. My guess is that if you are gaming at 1920 or 2560, then you are more limited by the vga card than the cpu.

As an aside, 4gb on an P6T deluxe seems strange. Such a mobo wants 6gb.
You might even get some benefit:
http://www.corsair.com/_appnotes/AN811_Gaming_Performan...
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January 14, 2010 10:15:15 PM

Why even think about gaining / losing 50% of your fps when talking 160 fps ?


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a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2010 10:40:55 PM

^i agree with jack, the performance just isnt worth the heat output. Anyways, at 160fps its prolly your gpu(s) limiting you now. Dont listen to geofelt, the windows benchmark tool sucks. Use 3dm06, or vantage. That will give you a better idea of how much more powerful your cpu is post overclock.
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a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2010 10:41:51 PM

Double post srry
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January 14, 2010 10:49:16 PM

I think we're getting away from the main point of the thread, which is this guys $400.00 lounge chair! post specs pls.
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