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!
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.
^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.