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Any decent benefits in gaming from OCing my AMD 64 X2 4800+?

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  1. Widjaja

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    Replaced my P4 3.0E HT rig with an
    AMD 64 X2 4800+ to make use of my X1950pro.The performance is better than my P4 without a doubt.

    I'm just wondering what kind of performance increase in gaming I should get from OC'ing the AMD.
     
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    I got a pretty good increase from OC'ing my AMD. Go for it.
     
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    What kind increases do you see?

    Was gaming much smoother, loading times?
     
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    Loading times wont be affected, thats the hard drives territory. Smoother gaming will be a result, as overclocking the cpu will generally increase the maximum framerate, and should somewhat increase the minimum a little.

    Where it will really help is where you are stuck at say 25fps and the game isnt playable. If 25 was as high as it would go the cpu is at fault. The minimums generalyl are gpu bound.
     
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    Minimum GPU bound, maximum CPU bound.

    That said, dont juts think at stock - if you OC the CPU, the higher FPS will let you turn more settings up in game (EG, my 8800GTX on a 3800+ x2 couldnt use AA, but once i moved to C2D i can run 8x-16xAA not a problem) (in battlefield 2)
     
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    Hmm I'll give it a go.
    My Motherboard lets me OC form a uGURU clock.
    I'll see what happens then.
    I'll change the system specs once I've OC'ed it.

    Won't even go OCing my GPU since it has the reference cooler which doesn't do the best job of keeping it cool.

    Race driver 3 gets the GPU up to 74deg.
    I've checked a thread and the maximum temp underload for this GPU is 81deg.
     
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    Used the uGURU clock to OC this time round, going from 2.4mhz to 2.5mhz
    1m SuperPI score went from 35sec to 34sec. . . . yay:wtf:
    Temperature increase went from 54deg to 58 deg under max load.

    It raised the voltages on most things causing my X1950pro max temp underload to go up to 78deg with the fan to howling away.

    Saw a slight difference in NFSC.

    I'll have to get used to this uGURU tuner and not out up the voltages on the GPU.
     
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    change the graphics card cooler ASAP.... Okay anyway, get a new CPU cooler as well... use the new 7.6 Drivers.
     
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    2.4GHz to 2.5Ghz G, not M ;)

    Also, 35s to 34s - thats roughly a 3% increase in CPU speed. you really need 10% or higher to notice it in games by 'feel' but every little bit counts! Get some better cooling, crank it up and decide yourself if its worth it - if you dont get a noticeable speed boost, your system will be quiet and have a longer life thanks to the extra cooling, so no money is wasted :)
     
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    Good point.
    I'm looking at a Tuniq tower 120 at the moment.
    Look like it would do the job.

    http://www.tuniq.com.tw/Cooler Info/Tower-120LFB.htm
     

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