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Old 10-26-2005, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my mate gave me an old rm machine his mum got from her school, who were going to skip them anyway.

it is an old pIII beast, with an ati rage pro gfx card.

i tried overclocking, and pushed it from 450 to 623. it got quite hot, but i could still keep my finger on the heatsink. speedfasn does not work properly on the comp, as it shows its only temp reading as -199C

my question:

if i pushed it too far, what do pIII's do? will it just turn off, and probably be damaged, or will it actually catch fire? my parents are worried it may burn down the house.

thanks in advance

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Old 10-26-2005, 04:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it will get too hot and either turn itself off or keep restarting until the cpu burns out. It wont catch on fire though.

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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so it should be ok to push it further then?

what should i use as a guide, seeing as it does not have a working temp sensor? i dont really want to kill it.
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i would leave it at 625
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: my first overclock

Originally posted by joshd
if i pushed it too far, what do pIII's do?
some programs and/or Windows will crash.
it won't die unless you really push it too far. but I still would suggest better cooling if you want to overclock even more.
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