Originally posted by iCEdTenG
So would you get any significant gain.... say hypothetically it didnt roast your computer?
these three catergories
Yes, no and not worth ocing.
1. Yes: You buy a middle priced component and you oc it, some products are like a gold mine and will double give or take, some reasonably increase and
others will have a neutral or unstable response.
2. No: As I said some products respond negatively and unstable (but this does not damage your hardware see bottom note)
3. Not worth it: If you have no reason for the performance gain ie nothing for it than no. If it is a work computer and it adequetly does its task
then no. Or if its special i.e. only pc in the house used by multiple people or a server than def. no.
Note: Overclocking doesn't destroy hardware it may cause no booting (reset CMOS to fix) or errors but no damaged hardware. The damage comes from
increasing the VOLTAGE via bios, software or physical modefication that destroys hardware
overclock = potential increased instability
more voltage = potential fried components
Well why don't I just overclock and forget voltage?
To get a significant overclock you have to give the component more juice (volts) to run harder thus creating heat.
There are so many variables and advice that if you proceed with reason and take advice, you will not have a problem. For example, A doctor doesn't go
ahead and prescribe you a large dose of morphine for pain without knowing your medical history, your problem, your statistics and still then he
proceeds with caution and increases the dose till a desired result is achieved.
Just to give you an idea of the variables are involved i'll show you a few:
Motherboard: Chipset, northbrige, southbrige, chipset speed, bus type, speed and voltage and components, memory base configurations, transistor,
capacitor types etc.
CPU: Clock speed, multipler, core voltage, other voltage, fan speed, processor special functions, Front Side Bus, L1 and L2 cache
Memory: Memory speed, memory timings, memory voltage, memory channels and memory chips.
Graphics Card: Graphic chipset, g chipset special functions, g chipset clock, g chipset voltage and temperature g memory speed, g memory voltage.
its a never ending learning process