Originally posted by vaderpro
Listen and READ VERY CAREFULLY what all the previous post have said.
They failed to mention that overclocking can FRY your components.....RENDER THEM USELESS, so you would then have to go out and BUY new components/hardware...ie adding voltage to anything increases the temp...high temps are bad for computer hardware...SLOW DOWN...increase in small increments , NOT to 260!!!!
heh, not much chance. unless the heatsink was extremely badly designed, and/or you upped the voltage way too high...
the most that will happen in 99.99% of cases is:
your PC becomes unstable
your PC won't run, because the CPU and/or RAM can't handle the frequency the system is trying to make it run at. that means they won't fry, but they just won't work at that speed. just reset the BIOS and you'll be fine.
but yeah, big jumps in overclocks are usually not successful.