Question First time overclocking my PC

johny91

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Hello guys,

I was wondering if it was a good idea to overclock my CPU & GPU to increase the performance of my PC when playing games.

After wanting to buy & play Tom Clancy's The Division 2 i read you need a 11GB GPU to play at 60 FPS on 4K.

Now i was looking to buy another GPU but the prices are literally through the roof with the whole bitcoin mining thing happening.

My question was if i overclocked my CPU & GPU would it help involving the performance of my PC & GPU so it could handle 4K on Tom Clancy's The Division 2 ?

These are my PC's specs :

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 7700K @ 4.20GHz 50 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
16,0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1069MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) (U3E1) 44 °C
Graphics
LG HDR 4K (3840x2160@60Hz)
MD20435 (1920x1080@60Hz)
8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX GAMING X 1080 (MSI) 57 °C
Storage
2794GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 (SATA ) 37 °C
232GB Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB (SSD)
Optical Drives
DiscSoft Virtual SCSI CdRom Device
DiscSoft Virtual SCSI CdRom Device
DiscSoft Virtual SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450


Any help is appreciated.

Greetings Johny
 

Centurion1479

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If you play a game on settings that require higher memory usage than you have available, the game just probably wont load, itll crash, or if it does load you wont be able to do anything else but play that game (no background tasks requiring memory at all). Overclocking the memory on your GPU will help but it is DEFINITELY no substitute for physical memory.
 

johny91

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If you play a game on settings that require higher memory usage than you have available, the game just probably wont load, itll crash, or if it does load you wont be able to do anything else but play that game (no background tasks requiring memory at all). Overclocking the memory on your GPU will help but it is DEFINITELY no substitute for physical memory.
Thanks for the clear answer, how would i go about it overclocking both my CPU & GPU ?
 

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johny91

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https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/geforce-gtx-1080-overclocking-guide-with-afterburner-4-3,2.html
Thanks =)
 

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