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is overclocking the AMD Phenom 9600 quad worth it?

I have never overclocked a chip before so I have no idea but want to find out before I put it to extra stress.

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Overclocking is worth it if ...

In reply to: is overclocking the AMD Phenom 9600 quad worth it?

you know what your doing and are willing to spend the money to replace the cpu if you don't. If your overclocking you need some degree of knowledge of your motherboard, ram, cpu and the power requirements, also better than stock cooling for your processor, ram, and case to do it properly

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How much of an increase should i expect?

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I know it will just be an estimate but I would like some idea of what it would be because I dont want to spend money on extra cooling if it isnt much.

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OC in theory

In reply to: How much of an increase should i expect?

Many of the newer cpus can be OC'ed but you really need that cooling and a stable psu. Plus, the mtrbd. must be OC friendly as well. However, these new cpus are already pushing some limits so don't expect much maybe around 5-10% increase. Once, you go beyond that, you're in the danger zone. Visit websites that offer some insights and other links on the topic. I provide this one, but google away for others.
http://www.overclockers.com/

I just don't know that much about the AMD latest cpus as not too many users have jumped on it I know of. Of course, as cooling is important it better be darn good cooling once you push it and be happy once yu found the magic point where it won't crash or freeze.

tada -----Willy Happy

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