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Old 05-19-2006, 07:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Simply raising the FSB won't harm your CPU very much. At most, you'll maybe lose 1 - 2 years of in 8 years or so you might need a new one, but chances are you'll upgrade long before then.

Yeah, just because the computer seems to be running OK doesn't mean it's stable, run Prime95 for about 10 - 12 hours.

Also, download CPU-z from and see what your memory is running at.

EDIT: "Haha, Are you serious? The only way you are litterally going to "fry" a chip is if you run like 2.0 volts through it for a week."

Um, he said "upping it by .5 - 1 volts"..upping it .5 would put him around 1.9, and upping it 1 whole volt would be like 2.4 - 2.5! I think the most these chips are rated at is right under 2.0V, but it will still get damaged before that.


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Old 05-19-2006, 07:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't know. I may as well just leave my processor alone until i can actually overclock it for gaming benefits. Also, i don't even know if that huge heatsink and fan i linked to can even fit in my motherboard.

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