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Post Date: 2022-10-24

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    Posted: 24 Oct 2022 at 3:45pm
is it worth choosing the free overclocking option when ordering a customer built computer from DS? i heard that it somehow lowers the life span of the computer or something? this true?
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Overclocking the CPU isn't necessary anymore. Modern CPUs will ramp up their speeds as needed. If you overclock them, they will be running at full speed all the time, even when not needed, and it'll just dump extra heat into your case. I even found some benchmarks last summer that showed how overclocking will reduce performance in some games.

Back the day, overclocking was important if you wanted to max out your gaming speeds. However, it's no longer needed.
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  Quote NoeleoN Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Oct 2022 at 5:28pm
gotcha, thank you for the response, i'm very new to all this
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  Quote JamesAstro Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Oct 2022 at 5:31pm
I was pretty new to this about 18 months ago too. Then I hung out in this forum for a long time, and I've learned a lot. This forum is invaluable!
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  Quote NoeleoN Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Oct 2022 at 5:39pm
haha yeah, yesterday was the first day i posted in any sort of forum. i dont even have a reddit account. still learning the rules and what not, i got my hand slapped for posting in 2 different threads lol. but yeah definitely learning a lot reading these threads
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Welcome to our Forum. We are all pretty big Digital Storm fans, some with multiple purchases over several years. We hope to be as helpful as possible. The only dumb question is the one you're too shy to ask!   
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i prefer to think about it as "tuning" the proc.  there's still reason to do that.  the manufacturer's are still pumping too much voltage thru their chips at stock because they don't want returns/100% reliability.  you can conceivably under volt and over clock at the same time, squeezing more performance out of your expensive hardware.  in some cases, you absolutely have to at least under volt the proc in order to avoid thermal throttling/downclocking.  for instance, i bet a large number of people who've purchased a 13900K will have insufficient cooling capacity to avoid downclocking after some time under any significant loads with the stock/auto settings. 
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