Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Glendale, WI
Bikes: Franken-mountain bike, mid-90s Performance TR1000, 1990 Cannondale ST400
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To me overclocking is a means to an end more than a bid to see how high I can get the clock values. I can either replace my aging motherboard, CPU and RAM ($$$) to run the games/software that I want/need, or I can clock my CPU and GPUs up to stretch my original investment.
E.g. I can run Battlefield 4 with the same hardware that I ran Battlefield 3 on, but have to clock up my CPU 25% to reduce the bottleneck there to the point that the game runs smoothly. Running hardware at higher temps and higher clock speeds invariably reduces its lifespan, but I figure it's nearing the end of its usefulness to me so if it burns out a bit early, not much loss.