Doe's OC really give better performance
I have heard that when over clocking the speed of the commands being processed cannot exceed the chips capabilities. So what exactly does oc cpu's do to the chip? What does it speed up?
it increases the cycles per second, so more instructions are processed per second. I notice the biggest differences in fps games.
I have a 450 K6/2 what is a safe increase, my mb goes up to 550. Also it it worth oc chips, does the life of the chip get reduced?
It does exactly the same as buying and installing a faster chip, same model.
If you have a 500Mhz PIII and o/c it to 600Mhz, then you have a CPU that is exactly as fast as a "genuine" PIII 600Mhz. (Assuming that you didn't have to decrease any other settings to achieve the higher frequency)
i have heard it can reduce life (assuming you don't go too far and kill the chip) of the chip. however it is more likely that you will upgrade to a newer chip before any failure. i tend to upgrade chips every year or year and a half anyway, so losing 3 years off of a ten year life expectancy is worth it to me...
i have my celly 366 running at 458mhz with a fsb of 83 and jumper settings of 5.5 with no extra cooling!!! and the cpu loves it!! i tried 100mhz fsb but that was dodgy (WELL DODGY!!!) but my pc has a new lease of life!!
i would recommend anyone who can overclock to try it!!! it really is **** satisfying to stick it to intel and there so called unclockable cpus!!!! have fun people!!!
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