Re: Overclocking Questions
you've got a quad, 70's are more then safe, although may actually lower the life span of the CPU (not something you'll notice, you'll upgrade by the time anything might even happen)
if your ram is running at a 1:1 ratio to the FSB, doesn't that mean your ram will kill your stability? as you overclock the CPU (if your using FSB increases) then your RAM will be overclocked as well, and those ram sticks can't overclock nearly as well as CPUs can.
being stable at long periods of 100% load is important, because it means that you'll have a significantly smaller chance of having a BSOD or other related crash or hardware failure. as thirdshift mentioned, having a PC die while doing work is the worst... stability tops a tiny bit of increased performance anyways
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