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Is your system overclocked?

Is your system overclocked?

  • Yes, graphics only

    Votes: 924 7.4%
  • Yes, CPU only

    Votes: 2,554 20.5%
  • Yes, CPU and graphics card

    Votes: 5,174 41.6%
  • No

    Votes: 3,783 30.4%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
Mar 22, 2011
551 (0.22/day)
System Name it's a computer
Processor INTEL i5-2500K OC'ed @ 4.5GHz
Motherboard ASUS Z68-V DELUXE Gen3
Cooling NOCTURA NH-C14
Memory 16 GB CORSAIR Vengeance (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 970 SSC 4GB
Storage Intel® Solid-State Drive 730 Series SSDSC2BP240G4R5 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC
Display(s) SAMSUNG 24HD Model # 2494 Sync Master
Case CM HAF 922
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply CORSAIR Gold AX850 Full Modular
Software Windows 10
Very handy information

I used to overclock all my stuff. Just to see what they could do.
Once I got my 2500K's and 670's I found they were more than fast enough for my needs.
I do some MILD oc'ing with them.

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Sep 5, 2005
224 (0.05/day)
System Name APleasure@(to_use)
Processor X5660
Motherboard msi-x58-plat
Cooling monsoon 3 Dual 120fans
Memory 2x4 gig Gskill 1600 (one slot died)dual only
Video Card(s) R9 290 Powercolor PCS+
Storage 128gig Samsung D830 2x1terabyte seagates Raid0
Display(s) acer 22in 1920x1080 120Hertz
Case Thermaltake V9 Black Edition
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Audigy SE(X-FI Driver-Mod)
Power Supply ocz 700 modular
Software W8.1 64Bit
Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11496246
I have a I7 920 still and overclock since i built my first computer. With the rig i use now, i have side step on so it stays low power until i game. Same thing with the video card stays clocked low until i game. When i game i want the most eye candy and smooth gaming. Usually eveything works the way i set it and i get better performance. I spent 1000 almost four years ago and still play most games with good frames. When i upgrade that is a thing i look for can i overclock? That is what this website has BURNED INTO MY BRAIN !!!!! And i love it.
Apr 21, 2008
5,231 (1.47/day)
System Name MASTER
Processor Core i7 3930k run at 4.4ghz
Motherboard Asus Rampage IV extreme
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 4x4G kingston hyperx beast 2400mhz
Video Card(s) 2X EVGA GTX680
Storage 2X Crusial M4 256g raid0, 1TbWD g, 2x500 WD B
Display(s) Samsung 27' 1080P LED 3D monitior 2ms
Case CoolerMaster Chosmos II
Audio Device(s) Creative sound blaster X-FI Titanum champion,Creative speakers 7.1 T7900
Power Supply Corsair 1200i, Logitch G500 Mouse, headset Corsair vengeance 1500
Software Win7 64bit Ultimate
Benchmark Scores 3d mark 2011: testing
GPU overclock maybe not big improve, but CPU overclock really feel big different.
May 14, 2012
883 (0.43/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard AsRock X370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
Memory 16 GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz (Running at 2933)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte G1 GTX 1070
Storage 240 GB Kingston SSD, 7 TB's of HDD
Display(s) Dell 16:10 20" Monitor
Case Phanteks Enthos Pro M
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply Corsair 750 P2
Mouse Mionix Naos 8200
Keyboard G Skill Ripjaws RGB Mechanical Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
I need to play BF3 at max settings and the most fps I could possibly squeeze out of my hardware!
Jan 2, 2008
3,248 (0.89/day)
System Name Thakk
Processor i7 6700k @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte G1 Z170N ITX
Cooling Deepcool Maelstrom 120k / H55
Memory 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 2400
Video Card(s) GTX1080ti Founders Ed. AIO Cooled
Storage Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD / Intel 250GB SSD / Samsung Pro 512 SSD / 3TB Seagate SV32
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 100hz IPS Gsync / HTC Vive
Case Cougar QBX mini itx
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150 > Creative Gigaworks T40 > AKG Q701
Power Supply Thermaltake 600w 140mm
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Ducky Shine TKL MX Blue + Vortex PBT Doubleshots
Software Windows 10 64bit
Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12108888
I want to make the most out of my money in terms of performance. I overclock everything that can be overclocked ;0)
Mar 18, 2008
4,500 (1.25/day)
System Name Night Rider | Mini LAN PC | Workhorse
Processor AMD FX 8350 | i7 2600 | i7 970
Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ | GA-H77M-D3H | Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling AMD Wraith cooler| Coolermaster Gemini with Noctua 3000RPM Fan | Big shairkan B
Memory 4x2GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600 6-8-6-24| 2x4GB Corsair 1600 | 6x2GB DDR3 1300 Corsair
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 OC in Sli | Gainward GTX 650 TI GS | ASUS 7970 Matrix
Storage 250GB Plextor SSD Por 5 /1TB WD Black | 500GB WD ES/WD Black | WD 320/Seagate 320
Display(s) Samsung 2494hs 24" 1080P| Samsung 20" S20C300L/DELL 15" | 22" DELL/19"DELL
Case LIAN LI PC-18 | Mini ATX Case (custom) | Atrix C4 9001
Audio Device(s) Onboard | Onbaord | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone 750 | Silverstone Mini 450W | Corsair CX-750
Mouse Gigabyte aivia krypton gaming mouse | Rapoo V900 | Gigabyte 6850X
Keyboard MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Creative Fatal1ty eluminx | Some POS Logitech
Software Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64/Windows 10 Home
Nope nothing, haven't needed to OC, can still play all the games flat out without issues.


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Aug 16, 2005
19,376 (4.27/day)
System Name Venslar
Processor I9 7980XE
Motherboard MSI x299 Tomahawk Arctic
Cooling EKWB L360 R2.0
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4 3000mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080TI
Storage 2x SG 3TB HDDs (RAID 0) | 1x ADATA 128 SSD (Cache) | 1x Drevo 256 SSD | 1x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO (OS)
Display(s) 3x AOC Q2577PWQ (2k IPS)
Case Inwin 303 White (Thermaltake Ring 120mm Purple accent)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC 1220 on Audio-Technica ATH-AG1
Power Supply Seasonic 1050W Snow
Mouse Roccat Tyon White
Keyboard Ducky Shine 6 Snow White
Software Windows 10 x64 Pro
Oct 10, 2009
257 (0.09/day)
Madrid, Spain
System Name Cubito
Processor Core i7-8700K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370M D3H
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory 32 GB DDR4 3000mhz Corsair Vengeance LPX
Video Card(s) GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4 GB
Storage Kingston V300 120GB + Samsung 850 EVO 250GB + Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1 TB x 2
Display(s) Asus ROG Swift PG258Q + Asus VS229
Case Thermaltake Core V21
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Xense
Power Supply Corsair RMX750
Mouse Roccat Nyth
Keyboard Apple Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home x64
When I played fps I did overclock but not anymore, I only play lol and wow and watch movies so no need for extra power. Now I value more the silence, low heat and less space for the pc case. It's more effective to have an ssd, that's what really makes the difference in overall performance.
Oct 26, 2011
419 (0.18/day)
Processor Intel i7-3820 @ 4.5GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte X79-UD7
Cooling Thermaltake Water Pro 2.0
Memory 16GB DDR3 1866
Video Card(s) Leadtek GeForce GTX 670 Reference
Storage Intel SSD530 120GB OS/BOOT, various mechanical drives for storage
Display(s) 2x Dell U2311H
Case Lian-Li PC-V1000
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar Essence ST
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 600W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Another Q6600 user here! Oc'd to 3.0GHz (just enough oc to not feel too slow in games, but not needlessly wasteful since I leave the machine on 24/7.
GTX670 running completely stock. There's really no point overclocking this GPU with the CPU above.


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Sep 1, 2010
236 (0.09/day)
Connecticut USA
System Name Lycanthropy
Processor i5 2500K
Motherboard ECS p67-h2a2
Memory 8GB Muskin Radioactive Series
Video Card(s) MSI R7770
Case Lancool K62
Audio Device(s) Ultra-Fi Dac41, Vintage Sherwood amp, STAX SR-5 Headphones
Power Supply XFX 850W
Software Win 7 64-Bit(Tried Win8 and never going back)
Benchmark Scores Reboots in 35 seconds flat, with a standard HDD. I'm a bit of an OCD tweaker. Using less than 100GB
I'm actually surprised there are so many here who haven't been overclocking. I figured I'd be the odd one out. With my last PC I did a lot of OCing, but ever since I got my 2500K about a year ago I haven't bothered. I really don't do much of anything that stresses out my PC so I've just left everything stock. I'm just not the gamer I once was and the games I do play are games that I can play with my friends, who have older laptops.

When you think about it, overclocking isn't really free performance. The money spent on fans and heatsinks does add up. I think of it more as a cheap upgrade when you hit the point you can't max something out. A heatsink is a lot cheaper than a new CPU.
Dec 16, 2010
1,484 (0.57/day)
System Name My Surround PC
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz (1.15 V)
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6
Cooling Swiftech MCP35X / XSPC Rasa CPU / Swiftech MCW82 / Koolance HX-1320 w/ 8 Scythe Fans
Memory 16GB (2 x 8 GB) Mushkin Blackline DDR3-2400 CL11-13-13-31
Video Card(s) MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Armor 2X
Storage Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB, 2 x 4TB HGST NAS HDD in RAID 1
Display(s) 3 x Acer K272HUL 27" in Surround 7860x1440
Case NZXT Source 530
Audio Device(s) Integrated ALC1150 + Logitech Z-5500 5.1
Power Supply Seasonic X-1250 1.25kW
Mouse Gigabyte Aivia Krypton
Keyboard Logitech G15
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
But you still have fans running?
Yes, but with water you can have a huge radiator and use low speed fans whose volume is below the noise floor of the room. With air, you have limited heatsink area so you need higher speed fans that are louder.
Apr 10, 2010
1,677 (0.59/day)
System Name Jaspe
Processor i7 7800X 4.3Ghz
Motherboard MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling Silverstone Tundra Lite
Memory 16Gb Corsair 3200mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1080 SC
Storage PNY M.2 480GB Crucial M500 WD Velociraptor
Display(s) AOC Q2778VQE
Case In Win GRone
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Signature 650
Software Windows 10 Home
24/7 CPU only. I keep my cards at stock clocks and undervolted.
Jan 18, 2012
751 (0.34/day)
System Name My PC
Processor i7 4790k @4.4ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte z97m-d3h
Cooling Corsair H105
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133-9-11-11-31-1T
Video Card(s) GTX970 Stric oc
Storage Samsung 840Pro 512GB
Display(s) Asus ROG SWIFT
Case Lian Li 359
Audio Device(s) Denon DA-300USB / Denon AH-D5000
Power Supply Corsair AX860
Mouse Roccat Kone Pure Optical
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Win10 64-bit home
Permanent CPU overclock, my i7 930 (2.8ghz) is always at 4GHz which makes a huge difference in games, together with an H100 watercooling kit it never goes above 70c in gaming. Paired with an XFX 7970BE at 1100/1425.
Jun 30, 2008
124 (0.04/day)
System Name Shadow Warrior
Processor 4670k @ 4.1
Motherboard Asus Z87-C
Cooling Scythe Mugen 2 500rpm
Memory 24GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) 280x (Arctic Cooling S1+)
Storage 512GB MX100, 256GB SSD, 13TB WD green and 6TB external
Display(s) Asus MG279Q
Case Antec P180 (2x500rpm fans +modded of course.)
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Antec rm650i
Mouse Roccat Kone Pure
Software Win10 x64 / Win7 x64
Currently no overclocking. But I have saved settings (3.3Ghz with lower than original vcore @ 2.93Ghz), 3.6Ghz, 3.8Ghz and 4.04Ghz) in bios if I wish to have more CPU horsepower.

Graphic card is overclocked but it spends most of its time in 2d settings anyway.
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Aug 13, 2010
3,187 (1.17/day)
System Name kom pu tor
Processor Core i7 8700K 5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Ultra Gaming
Cooling Custom 240MM WC loop
Memory G.Skill RipJawsZ 2666Mhz 16GB
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream
Storage A salad of SSDs
Case Corsair Air 540
Power Supply Antec Egde 750W
Mouse Logitec G400
Keyboard Cougar 600K
Everything that has a change-able frequency is overclocked at my system.



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Aug 3, 2012
112 (0.06/day)
Adelaide, Australia
System Name O'Neill By Design
Processor i5-3570 not k 4.3ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 extreme 6
Cooling Coolermater V8
Memory Patriot G2 DDR3 1600mhz (Overclocked to 2200mhz)
Video Card(s) 2x GIGABYTE GTX 560(GV-N56GOC-1GI)
Storage 60GB Patriot Pyro SSD, 2TB WD Black
Display(s) An Aussie 40" Full HD Led Lcd(Samsang Panel)
Case Cooler Master HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC898 onboard
Power Supply Corsair GS-600(yes it runs 2x gtx 560)
Benchmark Scores SuperPi:8.265sec, Pifast: 16.44, WPrime 32m 6.895sec, Unigine Heaven-basic preset : 2638.12, 3D Mark
i overclock my i5 to 4.2ghz while undervolted, at stock speeds i can get it stable with 0.9v-1.0v.
my gpu depends on if it supports sli or not
and i forgot my ram which i overclock to max because i can(600mhz overclock)
Sep 15, 2011
978 (0.42/day)
coast ,melbourne
Processor i5-3570k
Motherboard Asus gene v z-77 matx.
Cooling Antec h20 620
Memory 2x4gb g.skill ripjaws z 2400
Video Card(s) h.i.s radeon 7950 reference 3 gb- hooray!!!
Storage samsung 128gb~830 ssd. samsung 500gb hdrive.
Display(s) 22 inch tele.
Case circa 1996 grey rat box with no sides front.until my own is finished
Audio Device(s) inbuilt creative.supreme effects 3
Power Supply thermaltake tt-500w
Software win 7 x64-
Benchmark Scores Coming soon
I only have a igpu with the core i5 atm so i can only slightly oc the igpu and cpu , using stock intel cooler too, not much room, but, will have a closed loop single rad system within next 2 weeks and a dedicated gpu too, then i will go troppo lol!!!
Oct 9, 2010
1,281 (0.48/day)
Kolkata, India
System Name Kaby | HP ab221TX laptop
Processor Intel Core i5 7600K @stock | Intel Core i5 5200U
Motherboard Asus Maximus VIII Ranger | HP
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 120V hydro cooler | Laptop standard copper cooler
Memory 4*8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury @2900 MHz 15-15-15-35 2T | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon R9 270X VaporX: Core: 1150 MHz, memory 1485 MHz | Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GT940M
Storage HyperX 3K 240 GB+Fury 240 GB SSDs, WD10EARS, ST500DM002, ST2000DM006 | Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Display(s) Dell S2240M 22" Full HD IPS widescreen| 15.6" full HD IPS LED LCD (LG Display)
Case Corsair Carbide 100R | HP ab221TX chassis
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150 (Supreme FX) | Realtek ALC 290 with Bang & Olufsen (B&O Play)
Power Supply Corsair CS750M | 65W power brick
Mouse Logitech G300S | Synaptics SMBus touchpad
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm Devastator | Island style backlit keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Home x64
Everything overclocked.
CPU from 3.2 to 3.7(at lower voltage)-Using stock cooler.
IMC from 2.0 GHz to 2.8 GHz (1.1V default-using 1.275V)
RAM from 1333 MHz to 1600 MHz(All default voltages and timing 9-9-9-24).
May 12, 2009
831 (0.26/day)
System Name YautjaLord
Processor Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.8GHz/1.3v
Motherboard Gigabyte Aorus X370 Gaming K7
Cooling EKWB EK-Kit X360|EK Vardar 120mm fans x3|3x200mm LED red fans 700RPM
Memory G.Skill FlareX 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Video Card(s) 1xGigabyte GTX 1070 G1 8G
Storage Samsung 850 Pro SATA III | WD Elements 500GB (storage)
Display(s) LG LED IPS 22EA53
Case CoolerMaster HAF X
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply Corsair RM850i
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Just CPU, had no luck with the GPUs running OC'd as well. Currently @ 4.0GHz. Why to OC? Why not? :laugh:

But seriously? To learn; just like everything else in life. And cause you don't buy Phenom II 965BE to run it @ stock clocks. :toast:
Sep 25, 2010
527 (0.20/day)
System Name Shin-Lazarus \ Exp Gamer \ Dino
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K @4.6GHz \ C2Q 9550\ AMD k6-2 450 @500MHz!!!
Motherboard Asrock Z97 Extreme6 \Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P \ Gigabyte GA-5AX
Cooling De-lid+Tt Water 3.0 Extreme S \ Custom H50\ Socket7 cooler?
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz \ 2x2GB OCZ Reaper PC28500 \1x128MB 2x256MB
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX780 DC II OC \Ref' GTX 280 \ S3 Savage3D + 3dfx voodoo2
Storage OS=Micron C400 256GB + 4x HDD's \2.5" 500GB Toshiba \20GB quantum fireball
Display(s) ASUS VG248QE \ Dell E196FP \-
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D\ Tt V3 BE \ generic ancient case
Audio Device(s) sennheiser GSP300[]SB X-fi fatality-Logitech Z623 \ SB Audigy \ Creative CT4810
Power Supply FSP AURUM PT 850W \Tt Toughpower 600W \kobian 235W
Mouse Logitech G600 \ Microsoft PS2 something something
Keyboard Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum \ Microsoft PS2 something something
Software WIn 10 Pro \Win XP SP3 \ too lazy to fix
Benchmark Scores OVER 9000!!!
CPU only for now, although my mobo is good with overclocking i'm just afraid to mess with voltage so i just used ASUS's CPU level up to crank my i5 750 to 3.2GHz.

And i had no luck with overclocking my card as games seem to not like the overclock and crash or maybe i'm just doing it wrong, tho i'd prefer to have an aftermarket cooler for the GPU as with all stuff stock coolers aren't OC friendly
Aug 17, 2009
1,577 (0.51/day)
Los Angeles/Orange County CA
System Name Vulcan
Processor i6 6600K
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z170X UD3
Cooling Thermaltake Frio Silent 14
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 970
Storage Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1TB SSD
Display(s) QNIX 27 Inch 1440p
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Cooler Master V750
Software Win 10 64-bit
I'm not sure I see the point of building a custom right without doing some overclocking. What's the fun of that?

I suppose if it's good enough for your needs and not worth your time, then why bother.

But I don't feel I'm getting the most for my money unless I clock it. Get more bang for my buck that way.
Sep 11, 2009
2,680 (0.88/day)
Reaching your left retina.
I'd have thought that there would be much more people OCing the GPU only vs OCing the CPU only. Also I would have never guessed 1 out 3 people on TPU don't OC at all.

Personally, only 24/7 OC I do is on the GPU and not to the max. I have a few profiles and only OC to the max for demanding games, which are like 2 or 3 lol.

On the CPU side I find that stock 2500k is enough and have only found minimal gains in the games that I've tested. So I rather have my sytem completely silent. I do OC it when I need to do a lot of 3D rendering (hours) but that's not too often, so I chose the "graphics only" option. I do plan OCing the CPU when it becomes a bottleneck tho.
Sep 4, 2009
967 (0.32/day)
System Name El Superbeasto V1.2
Processor Intel i5-2500k @ 5.0 ghz
Motherboard MSI Z77A-GD55
Cooling XSPC Raystorm CPU + 2 RX360 radiator + xspc Razor R9-290 w/ backplate
Memory 16gb G.skill Sniper 1866 ddr3 (9-9-9-24)
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 w/ XSPC Razor full cover block and backplate
Storage Hyper-X 120gb-OS, WD Caviar black 2TB-Steam, Plextor M5S 256gb - MMOs+RTS games
Display(s) Samsung 23" 120hz 3d LCD w/ 3d glasses, using 'lightboost' trick
Case NZXT H630 white watercooling case
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster ZX + Sennheiser HD 598
Power Supply XFX Pro 850 XXX semi-modular
Software Windows 10 Pro (Had some mystery error on Win7 and decided to go W10)
Overclock both CPU & GPU. It's dead simple, and a free performance boost.

In fact, my 5850 is nearly 3 years old now, been overclocked the entire time. Haven't noticed any negative effects other than the stock fan sounding like a hair dryer before the original fan died.

I change hardware every few years, system longevity isn't the biggest concern for me.
All my recent gear from the past ~4 years is still kicking despite being overclocked 24/7.