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QOTW: is your PC overclocked?

by Parm Mann on 9 December 2016, 16:31

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Overclocking is brilliant in theory. You buy something, give it a bit of lovin', and hey presto, you get more bang for your buck. It can be the wrong sort of bang when done poorly, yet get the overclock right and it's the equivalent of buying a Big Mac and geting a free order of fries just for smiling at the cashier.

But overclocking isn't quite as attractive as it used to be. The idea of buying cheap and ramping-up performance has been eroded by the fact that OC-ready components are now positioned almost exclusively at the premium end of the market. And there are also genuine concerns regarding energy consumption, heat output and longevity.

We're intrigued to hear your thoughts on the subject, so for this week's question let us ask: is your PC overclocked? Share your answers using the comments facility below and if you do dabble with heightened frequencies, let us know which hardware you target and at what speed.

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I stopped overclocking CPUs years ago - I currently have a Xeon E3 1230 V2 running at all cores Turbo on a B75 mini-ITX motherboard.


I suppose all cores Turbo is technically overclocking though.
Yes, I run a full waatercooled loop/
My i7-5930K is at 4.4GHz
I also have both my Maxwell Titan X's overclocked.
I get no choice - My overclocking friends INSIST on coming round to fiddle and muck about with the flippin' thing…!! :lol:
I used to overclock all the time. Then gradually I started reducing my overclocking to just small bumps, what I could achieve without power tweaking. Here lately I see no need to overclock as stock clocks easily give the performance i need.
My old CPU which is in the Wife's PC is overclocked from 3.1GHz to 4.5GHz (AMD 8120) but my rig is not overclocked.