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Why do people like to overclock their CPU?

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I guess it makes them feel wise since they understand how to play around with doors and overclock their processors, lol, You are right, some time back it was pretty hard and expensive to get your hands to a fast porcessor hence the need to overclock your cpu but today, you can get a very fast processor that only uses 60% of its resources at peak performance.

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Who says they only overclock when its outdated?

People with i5's and i7's at the moment overclock their CPU's.

Even Intel know's it, so they release unlocked "K" Processors.

Why not get the most power out of something youi buy?

The point is why buy a slower processor only to overclock it? Buy a powerful processor with more power than you will ever need. Plus overclocking makes your entire system unstable, it can crush anytime in case you do it wrong.

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Who says they only overclock when its outdated?

People with i5's and i7's at the moment overclock their CPU's.

Even Intel know's it, so they release unlocked "K" Processors.

Why not get the most power out of something youi buy?

People do it to test to see how far their cpu can go. I did it to my Pentium 4 3.4ghz processor which I ran up to 3.7ghz and the processor ran just fine. I tried to overclock by 20% which the computer displayed in the 4.08ghz and then the computer crashed. So I chose to stay at 3.4ghz and not overclock anymore. 

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They overclock because they are insane! Overclocking cuts the life expectancy of the CPU by 80% or more. Stay far away from overclocking unless you plan on updating your CPU every two years.

 

P.S. a overclocked cpu can die at any time and the manufacture will not warranty it.

 

Greg

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On 7/20/2014 at 1:56 PM, Soulwatcher said:

They overclock because they are insane! Overclocking cuts the life expectancy of the CPU by 80% or more. Stay far away from overclocking unless you plan on updating your CPU every two years.

 

P.S. a overclocked cpu can die at any time and the manufacture will not warranty it.

 

Greg

I think so too, the correct way of speeding things up is to add max RAM and partition your HD this would give you a speed boost. Overclocking always leads to overheating and that my friend will lead to a slower speed and in some cases the CPU would just Hang and literally burn to death. Done it a couple of times in the past:D

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For me overclocking your system is an option but not a necessity. Every systems have minimum and maximum specifications. Working your system on its maximum capacity may get your system faster but it will be susceptible to hardware and system failure. Its like putting a whole egg on an oven. Once the egg reached its maximum tolerance, you will only have something to clean...

 

 

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My CPU is Intel Core i5 6500 @ 3.20GHz, and it works just fine. I don't want to overclock it because I fear that it may get damaged. I've heard rumors of people overclocking their systems and then regretting it later. Overclocking will surely improve performance, but I'm not willing to take that risk.

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People tend to overclock their CPU because they want to make games and programs run better on their PC. Some people overclock their CPU because some CPUs are good for overclocking and tweaking. Also, the reason why people overclock CPUs is simple: the numbers. The higher the number, the more powerful your machine looks like, I guess :) 3.8 Ghz processor looks more powerful than 3.2 Ghz one ( if we are talking about overclocked and default speeds of the same processor, of course ).

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