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Any difference with ~200mhz?

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March 26, 2011 8:19:26 PM

I'm currently at 3.9 ghz on my Phenom II x4 965, but can push it to 4.1-4.2 before heat starts becoming an issue. Is there any point in pushing it to 4.2 outside of benching? Like.. would there be any noticeable difference in games?

For reference.. I'm mostly referring to Just Cause 2, Far Cry 2, WoW, Dead Space...

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March 26, 2011 11:41:14 PM

Honestly i really can't tell the difference between 3.3ghz and 4.2ghz while gaming on my i5 2500k. Maybe because the new sandy bridge cpu's are fast already and probably don't need overclocking especially for gaming. Just go with a safe overclock and don't do to much. If your cpu can't handle it stable then i wouldn't recommend overclocking crazy. For instance my i5 2500k can hit 4.5ghz easily but i still went with 4.2ghz because it runs alot cooler and 4.5ghz is overkill. Also im at 1.2volts versus 1.3 volts just to hit 4.5ghz...To me its not worth it unless you wanna do some benchmarks..
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