Answer by Rizzy · Mar 04, 2011 at 05:30 PM
You "would" but depending on how much you overdo it, you may notice a "little" or a "lot". That said, I wouldn't recommend it unless you feel it ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Overclocking can be extremely dangerous to the machine and the CPU if you don't know what you're doing, and even then if you do, it's still a very "touch-and-go" type thing. You may even need some additional cooling devices to control the CPU's heat, as rest assured, it will get hotter, hands down. I have friends who are certified techs and have been for years, and even they have admitted (when we talk overclocking) that they see no "real" reason to do it, other than just "tinkering around", and they don't even like doing it.
Answer by PhantomGamers · Mar 04, 2011 at 06:28 PM
You really should post your specs, and what you use the PC for.
I OC'd my i7 950 from 3.07Ghz to 3.5Ghz, and I notice a pretty big increase in video game performance.
On Stock Cooling too, and it never gets too hot.
Would have OC'd it further, but I have a stock gateway motherboard... so I can't up the voltage in this BIOS.
Answer by _GTech · Mar 04, 2011 at 05:51 PM
The better question is, can you afford to lose a part should it break or go bad due to overclocking?
If you are not experienced at it, then overclocking your parts can be very hazardous to your wallet..
It really depends upon the CPU, the Motherboard, & The cooling you have for that CPU, that will determine what kind of difference it will make for you, obviously an experienced over-clocker would select a CPU, cooling solution, & Motherboard with a history of being great for overclocking specifically, so do your research mate...
Answer by Razor512 · Mar 04, 2011 at 10:20 PM
If you can overclock then I recommend doing it, it is a free performance boost.
Many CPU's can get a good 20-30% overclock just be sure to monitor your temperatures and test thoroughly for stability.
there are those who say that it can shorten the life of the part but it has not really been tested and if it does, the part would still become obsolete years before it fails.