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Does Overclocking hurt single core application perforamce?

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You may get a little less performance in single threaded usage, however these days I don't think there are many applications that use only a single thread. I don't think you will notice the difference in real world usage. Besides 4,5GHz boost is not always achieved.

So say you have a 3970x so from what I see the average overclock sweet spot seems to be around 4.3GHz or so. So if I had a single core Application wouldn't I lose performance by running said application on a core clocked at 4.3GHz compared to 4.5GHz? Obviously on anything that uses more than one core there's a benefit but wouldn't single core applications suffer? Just curious. Not really concerned about it.  

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You may get a little less performance in single threaded usage, however these days I don't think there are many applications that use only a single thread. I don't think you will notice the difference in real world usage. Besides 4,5GHz boost is not always achieved.

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Just now, aDoomGuy said:

You may get a little less performance in single threaded usage, however these days I don't think there are many applications that use only a single thread. I don't think you will notice the difference in real world usage. Besides 4,5GHz boost is not always achieved.

Cool, I was just kinda curious. Thanks for the quick reply! 

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