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Old 12-12-2013, 7:26 PM
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can over clocking your processor damage your mother board or is the danger only to the processor?
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Either or both.
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Old 12-12-2013, 7:44 PM
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depends on the processor. overclocking generates a LOT more heat. a lot of toasted processors (from overclocking) was because the heatsink and fan werent enough. also, making sure the processor is capable of overclocking is the first thing you should do. always stay within specs if you do overclock. but processors now are pretty good and cheap. what are you trying to achieve?
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Old 12-12-2013, 7:47 PM
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I got a Duron 600 to 900 once. Wicked fast.
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Old 12-12-2013, 9:07 PM
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Actually you can't be sure. But, most possibly both can be damaged which will cost you very much.
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Old 12-12-2013, 9:13 PM
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If done right, it can be stable for many years. But due to extra heat, it does shorten the life span. However, it is not likely you will keep the same comp for 10+ years.
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Burned up some capacitors on my BP6s.. common occurrence from over clocking.

333 to 504? I think Was a long long time ago

Keep in mind this is pre Ghz
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Old 12-13-2013, 7:32 AM
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Burned up some capacitors on my BP6s.. common occurrence from over clocking.

333 to 504? I think Was a long long time ago

Keep in mind this is pre Ghz
It appears your issue was probably the Cap-Plague, not overclocking, as I can see a class-action against Abit request in the results:
https://www.google.com/#q=abit+BP6s+capacitor+plauge

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

When processors were slower it was common, and also common to have issues with PCI cards and such when overclocking too.

I don't know about these days, but I have overclocked Androids with no ill-effects, but those are ARM based.
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By the time you get all the extra parts to make an overclocked PC stable, would you have gained anything over just getting a faster processor in the first place?

With that proposed, in today's volatile computer technology, the only place overclocking seems reasonable is at the upper end of the scale. Even at that, it is only for the coolness factor (for the "oooh"s and "ahhhh"s) of taking the fastest available processor at the time and make it go even faster.
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With the proper cooling, I have seen some i5's and low end i7's OC into the mid 4ghz to low 5 ghz...So yeah, I would say it is worth it
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Yes it can, if it is not cooled properly. With the proper cooling, almost anything is possible. My current desktop processor is a core 2 quad 9550 whose stock speed is 2.8ghz, i had it overclocked to just over 4 ghz when i had water cooling in place, but my radiator got damaged and i moved to air. Now at 3.825 Ghz

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Old 12-13-2013, 2:51 PM
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By the time you get all the extra parts to make an overclocked PC stable, would you have gained anything over just getting a faster processor in the first place?

With that proposed, in today's volatile computer technology, the only place overclocking seems reasonable is at the upper end of the scale. Even at that, it is only for the coolness factor (for the "oooh"s and "ahhhh"s) of taking the fastest available processor at the time and make it go even faster.
Not really. As i pointed out in my previous post, i have a core 2 quad (not an i5 or i7) Q9550 over clocked to 3.825 and with my video cards (all of which i could replace with one card that would out perfom them all for about $150) i can run any game on max settings with no problems. Crysis averages about 35 FPS, WoW 60, Metro 2033 about 31... It's totally worth overclocking, ESPECIALLY if you have low end equipment.
And the only "extra part" you would have to get would be an upgraded heat sink to replace the stock intel sink (which sucks) and you can get the same one i have for $43. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019 For that price you would save even more because you wouldn't be spending an extra 200 bucks on a processor that runs the same speed you're going to be overclock to.

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Seems to work on smartphones, but with their oblivion cycle who cares if damaged.
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More tips if you're interested in overclocking:
The EVGA forums is the best forum for anything computers, i highly recommend them.
Prime95 is a stress test program which puts your CPU at 100% load to test stability. I recommend running for 12+ hours to confirm stability.
Intel Burn Test is another good one.
real temp will help you monitor your core temps in real time, dont let them go above 75
CPU-Z will help you assess your real time core speed
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i have my 930 at 3.8 and have gone up to 4.2 but too hot for my liking. with an better heatsink (acquired on sale) you can get some decent OC

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yes you can damage things when over clocking..but you should be fine if your careful.

I'm still running my trusty i7 2600k @ 5ghz on air 24/7
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As others have said, yes, you can damage things if you go too far, but as long as you're careful, you should be OK to a point.

However, given the sheer horsepower of modern CPU's, why would anyone bother anymore? I could understand it back in the pre-GHz days, 'cause I did it with an AMD K6-2+ processor on an ASUS P55T2P4 motherboard (that's goin' way back). Heck, I also did it with a Pentium-133 running it at 166 MHz. But nowadays, we have 3+ GHz 8-core CPU's that are actually affordable, so what's the point now?

If your answer is, "because I can", and you just want to tinker and learn stuff, then that's a perfectly valid reason, too.
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Once took a PIII 800MHz to about 1166MHz. That was cb0 stepping and a Vapochill Socket Cooler. Fastest home rig for about 6 months, then technology went GHz.

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Once took a PIII 800MHz to about 1166MHz. That was cb0 stepping and a Vapochill Socket Cooler. Fastest home rig for about 6 months, then technology went GHz.
Maybe you were the first? 1166mhz =1.166ghz!

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Gave up on doing this many years ago. Everyone tells me I should try it again but to me there are always enough issues on a computer without having to worry if I am adding to them on purpose.
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