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  1. #31
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    This encourages me not to bother overclocking.
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    if i can get an extra 2 - 3 % out of a card then ill go for it. all of my mates computers that allow overclocking i have overclocked there processors 100MHz as i didnt want to go higher because of no CPU tems or anything.

    EDIT: anyway overclocking gives you a good feeling inside when you notice that programs are opening faster, or the computer is loading programs at boot 4 or 5 seconds faster, its great!!! lol
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    You're not going to have programs opening faster because you overclocked your video card. And besides, you'll never notice an difference of ~<10%.
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    most programs wont even open faster if you overclock your CPU, its the harddrive slowing them down.

    Honestly the only place I really notice my OC's is in benchmark scores.

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    I'm now running my 9500 non-pro at 380/320. That's an extra 105MHz on the core, and this thing is a little faster than the 9500 Pro.

    With my graphics card at stock and my CPU overclocked, I get about 11320 3DMarks. With my graphics card overclocked to 380/320 I get 14130!!! Now that's some performance boost to say that it's only 3.4% faster! (according to the link wetling posted).
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    I just think of overclocking as saving money - or at least getting the most out of what you've paid for. I wouldn't do it if I didn't think it was 100% safe, of course (when done sensibly). I am a little bemused by people who have one or two bad experiences then grumble about it and preach it's woes to others - we have almost complete control over the risks involved, so to make such blanket arguments is a bit silly, IMHO.

    You can think of it the other way too.... if such small performance differences are worthless to you, why didn't you buy a lower spec in the first place? How much could you have saved before it started to affect how useable your system is? That's such a difficult question to answer - it's far easier just thinking of every little bit of extra performance as being useful!

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    The thing I like least about overclocking the video card (as opposed to the CPU) is that I need some piece of software running to make it work. I really like keeping the autoloaded programs to a minimum, and having one giving such a small performance increase isn't worth it to me.

    I wouldn't have any problem flashing a video card to a faster one if I just had to do it once, and it was always like that.
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