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MikeDC

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overclocking

PostMon Apr 06, 2020 5:44 pm

With the new HW5, is there any advantage to overclocking the CPU or RAM?
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Re: overclocking

PostMon Apr 06, 2020 5:53 pm

Personally I don't recommend overclocking, you may experiment audio glitches. Today latest CPU are powerful enough to provide all the horse power needed for high polyphony out of the box.

You can give it a try, if you want, but in the end you will probably rollback to the original settings.

My 2 cents... :wink:
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Re: overclocking

PostTue Apr 07, 2020 4:59 am

Hello Mike,

Also, if attempting overclocking, then of course do bear in mind that you risk making the computer unstable (or even damaging the CPU permanently in extreme cases), especially if cooling isn't sufficient for the new clock speeds.
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Re: overclocking

PostThu Apr 16, 2020 10:47 am

Personally, I would say it depends on the age/what CPU you have. I have a (now old... wow!) i7-5820k which overclocks quite readily with a h100i aio cooler. With 5 case fans, I can run it rock solid at 4.3ghz which provided a substantial polyphony increase. But if youre running the last gen Ryzen/Intel processors I doubt it would be necessary. Just remember for overclocking you need 1. some kind of aftermarket cooling, 2. a compatible motherboard 3. a processor that actually benefits from overclocking.

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