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Old 08-10-2004, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wich part(s) of my computer can be damaged by overclocking the CPU?
Only the CPU itself or the mainboard too?

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Old 08-10-2004, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I think that by overclockin the CPU, you push it beyond it's safest and fastest speed, and therefore it may "die" earlier.
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definitely the cpu and the ram and if youre ocing the graphics card then that also, but im not sure if the motherboard can be damaged also.
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Mobo can indeed be damaged, my cousin fried his CPU and his mobo while OCing
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oh theres also something called an src and i dont know what it is but on my bios it allows me to oc it but with a disclaimer sayin that doing it could result in damage to any sata devices connected
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thank god my 8year old mobo doesn't support SATA
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Your ZIF (zero-insertion-force) socket can definitely be damaged by heat, I believe it takes a lot more heat than the average overclocker produces when tweaking their CPU speed.

If you fry your CPU then your ZIF socket has a chance of being damaged also.
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