"You're drastically reducing the life of your hardware by doing it"
Do you happen to have any sources on that? How much it really is reduced? So
far, us die hard overclockers have never run into the problem. Sure, it does
do it, but not 'drastically'. 15 years instead of 20 for the lifetime of a
CPU, possibly. But, computer technology moves much faster than the life of a
CPU. If you overvolt, and have poor cooling, you can fry your CPU, but that
is almost instant.
For minor overclocking, it is very safe. A lot of CPU's are actually higher
spec processors, but slowed down to fill a gap in supply.
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"Jay Moore" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I used to overclock...everything..i found it was a way to get more
>performence out of cheaper hardware.
> I don't overclock anymore. Sure, you can run the hardware
> overclocked....and maybe even stable..but seriously...you're drastically
> reducing the life of your hardware by doing it...not to mention you might
> be causing all kinds of other issues.
> If you wanna run that though, swap out your power supply and DIFFENTLY
> upgrade the cooling on your CPU...you're running it beyond it's design and
> beyond what the heatsink/fan were designed to handle. You're bascially
> turning the dial on the oven up a few degrees..and after a few months, it
> can spell disaster. You're seriously better dropping the speed back to
> normal..ESPICALLY FSB tweaks...you're setting yourself up for a bunch of
> RAM issues in the future.
> "lolsonjr" wrote in message news:uQWVnGOyIHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>I used a program called Ntune today. I adjusted the front side bus
>>of my HP a6300f to 228.mhz. , which translates to rated FSB of 912.8
>>mhz. which using a multiplier of 6 brings the core speed to 2282.8
>>mhz. This is all without yet changing the Power Supply out which is
>>250 watts. Can I go any further or should I just leave it as
>>is? Temperatures look ok. Mainboard is 22%C, CPU1 is 26%C,
>>CPU1 Core is between 30 to 40%C as is CPU0 Core.
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